Los Angeles downs New England, 2-1, for Open Cup title

The Los Angeles Galaxy is the 2001 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champion. It downed the New England Revolution, 2-1, on a golden goal in the final on Saturday in front of 4,195 fans in Fullerton, Calif. The Los Angeles victory comes one week after losing the MLS final to San Jose, 2-1, on a golden goal. That Galaxy loss was especially bitter because it marked Los AngelesÆ third loss in the league final in three appearances. In the Open Cup final -- which also marked Paul CaligiuriÆs last professional game after one of the most illustrious careers by an American player -- Los Angeles over came a first-half deficit to send the game into overtime. Danny Califf headed the golden goal off a corner kick from Cobi Jones. "The game last week was pretty emotional ... it took us a while to get over that," said L.A. coach Sigi Schmid, who won the CONCACAF Champions Cup on Jan. 21. "But to be in three finals this year and win two of them is a great season for us." Oct. 27 in Fullerton, Calif. LOS ANGELES 2 NEW ENGLAND 1 Goals: N.E. -- Wolde Harris () 30. L.A. -- Ezra Hendrickson (Greg Vanney) 70. L.A. -- Danny Califf (Cobi Jones) 92. Los Angeles -- Kevin Hartman; Greg Vanney, Paul Caligiuri (Brian Mullan, 64), Danny Califf, Ezra Hendrickson; Simon Elliott, Peter Vagenas, Mauricio Cienfuegos; 18-Adam Frye, Sasha Victorine (Alexi Lalas, 91), Cobi Jones. New England -- Jose Fernandez; Joe Franchino, 29-Mauricio Wright, Leo Cullen; Leonel Alvarez, Jay Heaps (ejected, 88), Nick Downing (Ted Chronopolous, 78), Brandon Cloutier, Cate; Andy Williams (Alan Woods, 61), Wolde Harris (William Sunsing, 68). Statistical Summary: Stat: L.A.-New England Shots: 20-8 Saves: 2-6 Corner: Kicks 8-0 Fouls: 12-10 Offsides: 3-2 Misconduct Summary: L.A. - Danny Califf (caution) 17th minute. N.E. - Jay Heaps (ejection) 88. L.A. - Adam Frye (caution) 89. Referee: Paul Tamberino (USA) Assistant Referee 1: Craig Lowry (USA) Assistant Referee 2: Robert Fereday (USA) Fourth Official: Kevin Stott (USA) Attendance: 4,195 Weather: 72 degrees; Overcast
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