LA Galaxy @ Vancouver Whitecaps (7/18)

LA Galaxy @ Vancouver Whitecaps

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

BC Place

Kick-off: 7:00 p.m

Viewing Party: Tortilla Cantina

The game between the LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers ended up being a 5-3 goal-fest at JELD-WEN Field on Saturday night. The Galaxy’s three Designated Players led the way to victory, with David Beckham and Robbie Keane having a brace each and Landon Donovan scoring a goal himself. Keane scored his second brace in two games, and is now the club’s leading goal scorer with 8 goals. Donovan and Beckham are next on the list, with 7 and 5 goals, respectively. After trailing early in the game, the Galaxy scored 4 unanswered goals in a nine minute span to earn their first victory at JELD-WEN Field against the struggling Timbers.

Following their second consecutive victory, the Galaxy will have the opportunity to win the third and final game of their three game road trip. On Wednesday LA will face the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second meeting between the two this season. Vancouver has never defeated or scored a goal against the Galaxy, giving up 13 goals in 3 MLS games between the two Western Conference opponents. The Whitecaps, currently in fourth place, traded Le Toux to the Red Bulls in exchange for Dane Richards, and have also announced the signing of Scottish international Kenny Miller. Wednesday’s game will be crucial for the defending champions, as LA needs to win this game to keep the pressure on the third and fourth place teams in the Western Conference.

LA Galaxy:

26 points, 33 GF, 32 GA

8-10-2, 5th in Western Conference

Home Record: 4-5-1

Away Record: 4-5-1

Vancouver Whitecaps:

30 points, 21 GF, 23 GA

8-6-6, 4th in Western Conference

Home Record: 5-1-3

Away Record: 3-5-3


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