Vancouver Whitecaps vs LA Galaxy highlights

Vancouver Whitecaps vs LA Galaxy highlights

 

 

LA holding midfielder Jeff Larentowicz got the Galaxy's second goal right after the halftime break, as the Whitecaps argued he pushed off a defender before heading home a Steven Gerrard corner. Gerrard finished with two assists on the night, taking him to a total of seven in 12 appearances this season, good for second best in MLS.

The Whitecaps arguably played well enough to deserve a better fate, but they were never quite dangerous enough in attack with the influential Kekuta Manneh surprisingly left out of the matchday roster (due to a coach's decision, according to the club). Center forward Octavio Rivero, who's rumored to be in the midst of a transfer deal, was also not in the 18-man squad.

Vancouver outshot LA 26-9, but with only four of those shots finishing on target, the likes of forwards Erik Hurtado and then Blas Perez just couldn't find a way to seriously threaten a stout Galaxy back line. They failed to break through despite seeing LA go down to 10 men after Nigel De Jong was sent off with 16 minutes left for a studs-up tackle on Perez.

Box Score

Three Things

1. KEANE & ZARDES RETURN: While Keane was at Euro 2016, Gyasi Zardes was making his return from representing the USA at the 2016 Copa America. Both immediately provided a significant bump in quality with Keane scoring an AT&T Goal of the Week candidate and Zardes proving one of LA's best performers throughout the match, often roaming centrally from his left wing position.

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