VIDEO: Gyasi Zardes puts LA Galaxy up 1-0 in MLS Cup 2014


LA Galaxy homegrown product Gyasi Zardes drew first blood and gave his hometown club a 1-0 lead over the New England Revolution after seven second-half minutes of the 2014 MLS Cup final (above video).

In doing so, Zardes, a Hawthorne, California, native, became the first ever Homegrown Player to score a goal in MLS’s championship game.

Swedish midfielder Stefan Ishizaki picked up the assist on the goal, serving in a cross from the right that avoided a 18-yard box packed with Revs defenders. Zardes brought the ball down just outside the six-yard box, shrugged off a challenge from Andrew Farrell and beat Bobby Shuttleworth with a powerful shot to the far post.