Isidro Metapan
LA Galaxy
Thursday, October 24, 201310:00 PM
Estadio CuscatlánCCLFox Sports 2,Univision Dep.Attendance:

Match Summary



TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 41'ISMNicolás Muñoz
  • Jose Peraza
 33'ISMNicolás Muñoz
  • Marvin Monterrosa
 31'ISMNicolás Muñoz
  • Héctor Ramos
 29'ISMNicolás Muñoz 


 57'ISM Héctor RamosDissent
 18'LA Rafael GarciaTime wasting


Diego Peraza (F)
Hector Mejia (M)
Samuel Maldonado (M)
Nicolás Muñoz (F)
Jaime Ortíz (M)
Francisco Alvarez (D)
Charlie Rugg (F)
Laurent Courtois (M)
Chandler Hoffman (F)
Jack McBean (F)
Robbie Rogers (M)
Oscar Sorto (D)

Starting Formations



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Isidro Metapan
24GFidel Mondragon
3DFrancisco Alvarez
21DJonathan Barrios
2DMilton Molina
5DErnesto Aquino
7MMarvin Monterrosa
20MHector Mejia
54MNarciso Orellana
16MJose Peraza
19FNicolás Muñoz
9FHéctor Ramos
LA Galaxy
12GBrian Rowe
36DOscar Sorto
21DTommy Meyer
20DA.J. DeLaGarza
16MHéctor Jiménez
25MRafael Garcia
15MLaurent Courtois
32FJack McBean
33FJose Villarreal
33Diego Peraza
26Raul Quijada
13Luis Perla
25Oscar Pleitez Mira
17Pericles Junio Pinto Catarina
32Jaime Ortíz
31Samuel Maldonado
14Robbie Rogers
11Colin Clark
24Brian Perk
26Michael Stephens
30Chandler Hoffman
27Charlie Rugg
28Kofi Opare
  Edwin Portillo
  Bruce Arena

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RefereePaul Bonilla  
Assistant RefereeHector Manuel Delgadillo Castaneda  
Assistant RefereeJuan Rengel  
Fourth OfficialJavier Santos  
Thursday, October 24, 2013
10:00 PM
Estadio Cuscatlán
Fox Sports 2,Univision Dep.

The LA Galaxy were hoping to see a few goals Thursday night, just not like this.

Nicolás Múñoz scored a hat trick in four minutes, then added a fourth before halftime, and Isidro Metapán, playing for nothing but pride, drilled the Galaxy, 4-0, in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage finale in San Salvador, El Salvador.

LA's reward: a quarterfinal showdown with Club Tijuana.

LA (3-1-0), who could have risen to the No. 1 seed for next year's knockout stage with a one-sided victory, dropped to sixth among the eight group winners, falling out of a quarterfinal matchup with Panama's Árabe Unido – and dropping behind Costa Rica's Alajuelense in the seedings – when Múñoz scored his fourth goal in the 41st minute.

The Galaxy needed a six-goal victory to overtake top-seeded Toluca, a three-goal win to climb past No. 2 Cruz Azul in the seedings and a victory of any other sort to finish third, which would have set up a quarterfinal assignment next March with Alajuelense.

Instead, Múñoz, a 31-year-old Panamanian forward who has played primarily in El Salvador since 2004, tallied in the 29th, 30th, 33rd and 41st minutes against a Galaxy defense that had shut out its first three CCL foes, including a 1-0 win over Metapán on Sept. 18 at the StubHub Center.

Metapán (1-2-1) finished last in Group 8, even on points with Costa Rica's Cartaginés, who won the head-to-head matchup. The Galaxy had clinched the group title with a win Sept. 25 at Cartaginés.

LA utilized primarily a reserve lineup, which included Juninho in central midfield, Hector Jimenez on the right flank, Leonardo in central defense and A.J. DeLaGarza, making his first appearance since dislocating his left elbow nearly six weeks earlier, at left back.

They started well, with Jose Villarreal putting a Laurent Courtois cross into the goalmouth just past the left post in the opening moments, but seemed lethargic with the ball and created very little.

Múñoz took charge about a half-hour into the game. First, he beat goalkeeper Brian Rowe to the near post on a free kick from the left flank, then tallied again 89 seconds later when Metapán carved up the Galaxy defense with a series of passes, completing the final two – with Héctor Ramos feeding Múñoz for the finish – despite double-coverage. Múñoz beat Leonardo and DeLaGarza before slotting past Rowe.

Múñoz scored another about three minutes later. Marvin Monterrosa on the left side near midfield, sent a diagonal ball that got past Tommy Meyer and left Múñoz one-on-one with Rowe, whom he beat to the right before firing into the open net.

The fourth goal came from a José Peraza cross from the left flank as Múñoz bodied up with DeLaGarza to create a bit of space. Múñoz let the ball bounce, then lobbed it over Rowe, well off his line, and into the net.

Múñoz had the only other goal scored by a Metapán player in this year's tournament – Los Caleros also tallied on an own goal in a loss to Cartaginés in the opener – and he tallied six in last year's CCL group stage, including a hat trick in a victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders and three goals in two losses to the Galaxy.

LA coach Bruce Arena made two changes at halftime, bringing winger Robbie Rogers on for right back Oscar Sorto and replacing Jack McBean with Chandler Hoffman, and then brought on forward Charlie Rugg for Courtois in the 70th minute.

Milton Molina nearly scored a fifth with a 60th-minute free kick that hit the crossbar, and LA twice nearly pulled back a goal – and into a matchup with Árabe Unido – but Metapan goalkeeper Fidel Mondragón dived to deny a Villarreal header in the 68th minute and Rogers put a blast off the crossbar in stoppage time.

The Galaxy wrap up their MLS regular-season schedule Sunday at Seattle, where a victory and possibly a tie would be enough to claim a top-three finish in the Western Conference and avoid a wild-card playoff.