A few injuries along with adjusted rules for the exhibition match allowed Galaxy forward Jack McBean to see his first non-reserve squad playing time Sunday against Manchester City.
McBean, a 16-year-old Newport Beach native, entered the match in the 65th minute, and quickly provided a threat during the Galaxy's 7-6 shootout loss. The match ended regulation play tied at 1.
"It's going to take some time, but from May to now we've seen improvement," Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena said of McBean's progression. "He has a long way to go, and he knows that. His fitness as a professional certainly has to improve. His first touch has to improve."