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August 24, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
BC Place Stadium — Vancouver, British Columbia
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 21000‎
 
 

LA Galaxy 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps: Early Donovan goal knocks 'Caps out of playoff spot

A rare home loss to LA saw Vancouver fall out of the playoff spots while the Galaxy moved into second.

By Keith Hickey

Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy
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An early goal gave the LA Galaxy a 1-0 win away to the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place, just the Whitecaps' second home loss this season.

The Galaxy didn't wait long to open the scoring. Given too much time by the Vancouver defense, Landon Donovan dribbled through the middle and uncorked a powerful shot from outside the box which found the back of the net.

Jaime Penedo ensured the result with a fantastic late save. Although Kekuta Manneh's shot beat the diving goalkeeper, it hit the post and fell to Jordan Harvey in front of goal. Harvey seemed like he had only to tap in to equalize, but an acrobatic Penedo seemingly came from nowhere to palm away on the goal line.

Three points puts LA into second place in the West. Following Dallas' draw against San Jose, the Whitecaps fall out of the playoff spots into sixth, although Vancouver does hold a game in hand.




Vancouver Whitecaps FC

1
David Ousted
Goalkeeper
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2
Jordan Harvey
Defender
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12
Young-Pyo Lee
Defender
73′ 90′
 - 
16
J. Leverón
Defender
 - 
40
Andy O'Brien
Defender
 - 
29
Matthew Watson
Midfielder
46′
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20
Nigel Reo-Coker
Midfielder
91′
 - 
28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
55′
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31
Russell Teibert
Midfielder
 - 
9
Kenny Miller
Striker
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11
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Los Angeles Galaxy

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18
J. Penedo
Goalkeeper
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2
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4
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20
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22
Leonardo
Defender
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8
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
68′
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19
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
10
 - 
11

Substitutes

18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
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-
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16
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-
Jun Davidson
Midfielder
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19
 - 
23
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Substitutes

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12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
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5
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28
Kofi Opare
Defender
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-
 - 
25
 - 
-
 - 
32

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