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Played
July 18, 2012 10:10 PM EDT
BC Place Stadium — Vancouver, British Columbia
Referee:‬ S. Petrescu‎
Attendance:‬ 21000‎
 

Vancouver Whitecaps 2-2 LA Galaxy: Los Angeles claws back late to equalize

Jose Villarreal scored his first goal, with the 18-year-old providing the equalizer in a dramatic comeback for the Galaxy.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Barry Robson, Vancouver Whitecaps; Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy; MLS
Jeff Vinnick
The LA Galaxy clawed back from a two-goal deficit, scoring twice in the final 10 minutes of the match to draw 2-2 with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Within half an hour Vancouver was up two. Gershon Koffie strolled into the box with the LA defense backing off and eventually pulled the trigger to open the scoring. Minutes later, Barry Robson scored his first MLS goal with a looping header.

The comeback didn't start until 10 minutes before the final whistle. David Beckham's deflected shot arced over former Galaxy goalkeeper Joe Cannon to cut the deficit. The equalizer was gorgeous. Home Grown teenager Jose Villarreal scored his first professional goal, cutting back at the top of the box and blasting over Cannon with his left peg.

Vancouver remains unbeaten at home in seven straight after the draw.

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Joe Cannon
Goalkeeper
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2
Jordan Harvey
Defender
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6
Jay DeMerit
Defender
59′
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12
Young-Pyo Lee
Defender
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15
Martin Bonjour
Defender
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Jun Davidson
Midfielder
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28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
18′
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13
Barry Robson
Midfielder
27′
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Dane Richards
Striker
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11
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37
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Los Angeles Galaxy

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12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
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2
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David Lopes
Defender
83′
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5
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20
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8
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32
David Beckham
Midfielder
81′
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12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
71′
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7
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10

Substitutes

18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
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17
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29
Matthew Watson
Midfielder
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31
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Substitutes

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1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
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Bryan Gaul
Defender
32′
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21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
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19
Juninho
Midfielder
58′
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32
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33

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