Former All Whites winger Tyler Boyd has scored a stunning goal to help his LA Galaxy team reach the quarter-finals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Tauranga-born Boyd opened the scoring against Galaxy’s crosstown rivals Los Angeles FC when he burst into the penalty area, cut inside on his left foot and curled his shot into the far corner of the goal.
A goal by Riqui Puig three minutes later made it 2-0 and that was enough to take Galaxy into the last eight.
After the May 24 (NZT) game, Boyd said: “It was half a chance and it was a goal, so it does feel good. Hopefully, there’s more to come from all of us and hopefully, the floodgates open and we start banging them in.”
Of Galaxy’s chances in the US Open Cup, he said: “Three more wins and we lift the trophy.”
Watch Boyd’s goal
More about Tyler Boyd
Boyd (28) joined the Californian club after making 275 senior appearances for clubs in New Zealand, Portugal and Turkey.
He became a free agent in late 2022 when he and Turkish Süper Lig side Beşiktaş J.K. mutually agreed to end his contract.
Boyd played age-group football for New Zealand’s U-20 side and for the All Whites before switching allegiance to the United States national team, courtesy of an American mother. He has ten caps for the US national team.
Boyd played youth football for Melville United and Waikato FC before spending three years with the Wellington Phoenix.
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