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US Open Cup: LAFC, Sporting Kansas City book spots in semifinals

Powered by a pair of first-half goals, LAFC booked their spot in the semifinals against USL Championship side New Mexico United at BMO Stadium.

As he did in the Round of 16 in a 3-0 win over Loudoun United FC, Timothy Tillman scored inside the opening 10 minutes to put LAFC in front. New Mexico United goalkeeper Alex Tambakis parried a save of a Mateusz Bogusz shot directly in the midfielder’s direction and Tillman finished under the crossbar.

David Martínez doubled LAFC’s lead in the 37th minute, following up his own saved shot for his second goal in all competitions this season.

New Mexico United clawed a goal back in the 57th minute courtesy of a well-placed strike by Greg Hurst, but Bogusz put the game away with a spectacular solo effort capped by a clinical far-post finish 20 minutes later.

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