Bruins Instrumental In Galaxy's U.S. Open Cup Victory

Oct. 27, 2001

Fullerton, Calif. - The Bruin-dominated Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team defeated the New England Revolution, 2-1 in overtime in the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Saturday afternoon at Titan Stadium in Fullerton.

The U.S. Open Cup is the first for the Galaxy, which is coached by former Bruin player and coach Sigi Schmid. The Galaxy had already captured the CONCACAF Champions Cup in January and advanced to the finals of the MLS Cup last week.

Seven former UCLA Bruins started in the match, with two having a hand in both of Los Angeles' goals. Cobi Jones (1988-91) assisted on the game-winning goal in the second minute of overtime, sending a corner kick to Danny Califf, who rose along the near right post and headed the ball with force past New England goalkeeper Jose Fernandez. Earlier, defender Greg Vanney (1993-95) assisted on the Galaxy's first goal by Ezra Hendrickson in the 70th minute.

The game marked the final professional match of defender Paul Caligiuri (1982-86), who is retiring from the game to become the men's and women's soccer coach at Cal Poly Pomona. Caligiuri played in two World Cups and 110 matches for the United States' national team from 1984-98 and helped UCLA capture its first NCAA title in 1985.

The 88-year-old U.S. Open Cup, the nation's oldest soccer tournament, featured more than 100 professional and amateur teams nationwide in single-elimination competition.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Sep 04
at Maryland
College Park, MD
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Monday, Sep 07
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
L, 1 - 3
Sunday, Sep 13
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Friday, Sep 18
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Monday, Sep 21
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Sep 25
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 27
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3 (OT)
Friday, Oct 02
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 3 - 2 (2OT)
Monday, Oct 12
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Monday, Oct 19
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Oct 23
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
T, 2 - 2
Sunday, Oct 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Nov 01
at Akron
Akron, OH
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Nov 08
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Nov 14
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 0
Sunday, Nov 22
at Seattle
Seattle, WA
L, 0 - 1