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Played
September 18, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ H. Cruz‎
 

LA Galaxy 1-0 Metapan: Courtois goal the difference to keep LA perfect

One of the Galaxy's youngest set up one of its oldest to maintain a 100 percent record in continental play.

By Keith Hickey

Laurent Courtois, Chivas USA, MLS
Ric Tapia
An early goal from veteran midfielder Laurent Courtois was the difference as the LA Galaxy defeated Isidro Metapan 1-0 in a CONCACAF Champions League Group 8 matchup.

Courtois' seventh-minute goal was created by Jose Villarreal. The 20-year-old worked his way into the Metapan box from the left, made a move to wrong-foot a defender, and picked out Courtois with a cutback pass. Courtois took his goal well to beat Metapan goalkeeper Henry Hernandez, who had a good night to keep the score at just one.

The win keeps LA perfect in the CCL group stage with a 2-0-0 record and not a single goal allowed, good enough to put the American side in first place in Group 8.

The Galaxy's next CCL matchup is away to Costa Rican side Cartagines on September 25. Los Angeles previously defeated Cartagines 2-0 at the StubHub Center on August 20, with Robbie Keane socring twice.


Los Angeles Galaxy

12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
 - 
28
Kofi Opare
Defender
47′
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
-
Michael Stephens
Midfielder
 - 
25
Pablo Mastroeni
Midfielder
68′
 - 
16
Greg Cochrane
Defender
 - 
-
Laurent Courtois
Midfielder
7′ 80′
 - 
25
Rafa García
Midfielder
 - 
32
Jack McBean
Striker
 - 
33
 - 
30
 - 

A.D. Isidro Metapán

 - 
-
H. Hernández
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
M. Molina
Defender
 - 
20
O. Mejía
Midfielder
85′
 - 
-
J. Barrios
Defender
 - 
-
D. Romero
Midfielder
54′
 - 
-
 - 
12
C. Sánchez
Midfielder
20′ 70′
 - 
41
José Peraza
Midfielder
 - 
-
H. Ramos
Striker
 - 
22
N. Muñoz
Striker

Substitutes

1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
22
Leonardo
Defender
 - 
8
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
68′
 - 
7
 - 
11
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
F. Alvarez
Midfielder
85′
 - 
8
L. Perla
Midfielder
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

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Results
Group 1 Matchday 4
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
R. Nava R. Nava
Striker
Toluca
7 0
Pavone Pavone
Striker
Cruz Azul
5 0
N. Muñoz N. Muñoz
Striker
A.D. Isidro Metapán
5 0
A. Emaná A. Emaná
Midfielder
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0