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The Galaxy forward of the future?: Jack McBean became the youngest Galaxy player ever to score in an MLS contest on Sunday against Houston.
Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy weren't aiming for scoring records or history-making performances, but rather players who could deliver in the clutch during the playoffs in their 3-1 defeat to the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium.
Two months short of his 17th birthday, Jack McBean became the youngest Galaxy player ever to score in a Major League Soccer match in the 90th minute of play.
As the Offspring like to say, "Nice work you did. You're gonna go far, kid."
"We still want to go out there and compete and win, but unfortunately we could not do that," McBean said to reporters after the game. "I think it was a good experience for myself, and some of the other rookies and guys who have not played as much."
"You never want to go into games and come out on the short end, but it is what it is and I think we earned the opportunity through our previous 33 games to give our first team guys a rest," Arena added. "As much as I’m disappointed with the final result, I’m pleased we got something out of it and hopefully it helps us down the road."
Before that, the Galaxy defeated C.D. Motagua 1-0 off a 29th minute goal from Juninho, who was on the bench for the Houston match. The victory puts the Galaxy at the top of Group A in the CONCACAF Champions League.
LA's next matches will be the Western Conference Semifinals.
The Galaxy end the regular season with a not-too-shabby 19-5-10 record (67 points), good enough for the best record in Major League Soccer.