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Galaxy survive upstart La Maquina, 4-1, in overtime

Galaxy survive upstart La Maquina, 4-1, in overtime

It took quite a bit of luck and well over 90 minutes for the Galaxy to secure a 4-1 overtime win over La Maquina FC in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night.

La Maquina, a Santa-Ana based member of the amateur United Premier Soccer League, defied all expectations by carrying a 1-1 tie with the Galaxy to the end of regulation. By all accounts, it should have been an easy matchup for the Galaxy, who expected to use it as a chance to ease back in after a two-week break from Major League Soccer play and let some bench players see the field.

Six minutes into overtime, La Maquina and Galaxy players alike stood around, thinking the referees had stopped time as a...

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