L.A. Galaxy avoid Cupset with hugely unsportsmanlike goal to beat La Maquina

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We caught this last night, but hoped it would look better in the light of day.

It does not.

Down to 10 men and level with fifth division side La Maquina in a fourth round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match-up, the L.A. Galaxy earned a dangerous free kick in extra time and scored off it.

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That’s not the whole story, however. With Jose Villarreal on the ground after the foul and La Maquina standing around to see what would happen with his treatment — theoretically — Baggio Husidic played a kick restart to Dave Romney, who scored.

It’s completely legal, and mostly garbage. Care to defend it?