The club captain, Jack McBean, has been on an absolute tear this season. The young striker has scored 13 goals in 13 matches since preseason. If his form continues, then there should be no reason why he shouldn’t get a look with the first team.
With five minutes remaining in the opening half, Covarrubias looked for an overlapping run. He found Turnley who then hit a one-time cross that was driven low into the area. Jack McBean made an active run to get on the end of the cross to poke it past the goalkeeper.
The onslaught began early. In the opening 30 seconds of the match, the young G’s had an opportunity to cause some havoc. Josh Turnley hit a long ball over the top of the defense. The San Antonio goalkeeper came off his line to try to clear the danger. But Jack McBean was in the area and was not sure what to do. As a result, McBean won the ball. He sent a cross into the penalty area where a visiting defender sent the ball away from the eighteen yard box.
Alejandro Covarrubias lined up a free kick 13 minutes later. With his right foot, he whipped in a ball towards the eighteen yard box where McBean was waiting once more. The 21-year-old got his head on the delivery. But he failed to get any sort of power behind the effort as it bounced wide of the target.
Following stints with the first team, Ari Lassiter was back in the Starting XI on Wednesday. He proved that he can be another weapon for the young G’s as the season progresses. A long ball found Lassiter as he continued his run into the penalty area. Lassiter then proceeded to show a bit of technique in tight areas. He took a touch that completely fooled a San Antonio defender before squaring a ball through the box. The pass fell to Denzel Slager who went to turn and shoot. Unfortunately, Slager did not quite know where he was. He turned quick but blasted his attempt on the wrong side of the right post.
Carlos Alvarez became active in the second half. He first tested Clement Diop with a long range effort in the 56th minute. Then, with not much time remaining, he managed to beat the French-born goalkeeper. Off a free kick, the ball bounced around a couple of times as Los Dos were never able to clear their defensive lines. Alvarez blasted a shot that kissed the underside of the crossbar while stealing a point late.
Los Angeles Galaxy II return to action on Friday when they host the Whitecaps II squad.
JACK MCBEAN GOAL (LA GALAXY II)