Open Cup: FC Dallas stuns Galaxy in overtime thriller

FC Dallas came back from a goal down late in overtime to beat the LA Galaxy, 2-1, in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals on a pair of goals by Matt Hedges and Victor Ulloa (in stoppage time) off Mauro Diaz corner kicks. FC Dallas will host the New England Revolution Sept. 21 in the final, which will be a rematch of the 2007 final the Revs won for their only trophy. FC Dallas captured the Open Cup a decade earlier.

FC Dallas, which benefited from a bye last weekend in MLS, was rewarded for putting out its first team in contrast to the Galaxy, which started only three starters from its MLS match against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

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The Galaxy brought on Giovanni dos Santos and Gyasi Zardes late in regulation, and Zardes fed dos Santos, who was taken down in the penalty area for a penalty Mike Magee converted to give the Galaxy a 1-0 lead in the 101st minute.

FC Dallas had a huge edge in shots (26-11) but couldn't score until Hedges rose above the Galaxy defense to meet Diaz's cover kick to tie the score in the 116th minute. On the last touch of the game, Ulloa scored winner, placing his header past Ashley Cole.

"We've fought so hard this season and we've come back from many things," said Ulloa, who scored the game-winning goal. "Our mentality was we wanted to take it back home and win a championship. We didn't put our heads down and we kept going."

Aug. 10 in Carson, Calif.
LA Galaxy 1 FC Dallas 2. Goals: Magee pen. 101; Hedges (Diaz) 116, Ulloa (Diaz) 120+1.
LA Galaxy -- Rowe; Garcia, Leonardo, Romney, Cole; Husidic, Larentowicz; Mendiola (Lletget 91), Magee, Boateng (dos Santos 74); Gordon (Zardes 74).
FC Dallas -- Seitz; Harris (Ulloa 46), Zimmerman, Hedges, Figueroa; Gruezo, Acosta, Diaz, Barrios, Hollingshead (Akindele 67); Urruti (Getterson 90+1).
Att.: 6,120.

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