Galaxy 3, Mutiny 2, SO (4-2)
Jun. 17, 1996
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ Robin Fraser scored the tying goal with five minutes remaining, and goalie David Kramer stopped two shots in the shootout Sunday as the Los Angeles Galaxy ran its MLS record to 11-0 with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Mutiny.
The matchup between Major League Soccer Western Conference leader Los Angeles and Eastern leader Tampa Bay was played before a sellout crowd of 92,216 at the Rose Bowl as the second half of a soccer doubleheader. The United States and Mexico tied 2-2 in their U.S. Cup showdown, giving Mexico the tournament title.
Fraser, who was on the U.S. roster but did not play in the first game, got his first goal of the season in regulation, then made his try in the shootout.
Teammates Guillermo Jara and Greg Vanney also beat Mutiny goalie Mark Dougherty, and Mauricio Cienfuegos sealed the 4-2 shootout win.
Kramer blocked shots by the Mutiny's Roy Lassiter, another U.S. national team member who was not used against Mexico, and Martin Vasquez during the shootout.
Kramer was filling in for regular Galaxy goalie Jorge Campos, who played for Mexico in the first game, started the second game in goal for Los Angeles, then played forward for the final 17 minutes. Campos played every minute of both games.
Eduardo Hurtado had his eighth goal of the year for Los Angeles and Guiseppe Galderisi scored for Tampa Bay (8-4) in the first half. Lassiter gave the Mutiny a 2-1 lead in the first minute of the second half.
The victory was the second in a shootout for the Galaxy, which remains the only unbeaten team in the inaugural MLS season.