Los Angeles Galaxy: Ups and Downs

The Aftermath of an Open Cup crash

Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy have a lot of time to think ahead to their next contest of the season, a June 17 match with the Portland Timbers. The Galaxy exited the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 loss to the Carolina RailHawks in the third round.

"With the way the season has been going, a lot of us haven’t been getting a lot of minutes," Galaxy midfielder Michael Stephens told's Luis Bueno. "We were planning on playing next week, so it’s a big disappointment for us."

"It’s a point in the game where we were a little fatigued,” Arena told the press. “We’d used all three of our changes at that point. We had some unfortunate injuries. They were more aggressive obviously in the last 30 minutes."

Among the casualties were Hector Jimenez, Chad Barrett and Bryan Gaul, who were subbed out due to injury.

"The fact that we had three guys come out...

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