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November 1, 2012 10:55 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ S. Petrescu‎
Attendance:‬ 14703‎
 
69′ Mike Magee
73′ (PG) Landon Donovan
 

MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Vancouver Whitecaps

Canada's first ever playoff representative heads down to Carson, Calif. for a knockout match against the reigning MLS Cup champion.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Meyer, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Sarvas, Beckham, Juninho, Wilhelmsson; Donovan, Keane.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF A.J. DeLaGarza (L knee sprain); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation); DF David Junior Lopes (L facial fracture); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (L ankle soreness); MF Landon Donovan (L knee bone bruise)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Knighton; Young-Pyo, DeMerit, O'Brien, Harvey; Rochat, Koffie; Watson, Robson, Richards; Mattocks.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Omar Salgado (R foot pain); FW Etienne Barbara (lower back pain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the knockout round of the Western Conference playoff bracket. The winner will advance to play the San Jose Earthquakes.
  • Vancouver is the first Canadian team in the MLS playoffs.
  • Landon Donovan is second in the league with 14 assists this year. He also has nine goals.
  • The Whitecaps have won just one of their last 10 games heading into the postseason. In that time they've scored seven goals.
  • Darren Mattocks led rookies in scoring with seven goals this year.


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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
21Tommy MeyerDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
32David BeckhamMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
9Edson BuddleStriker
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
27Andrew BoyensDefender
-Bryan GaulDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
-Michael StephensMidfielder
32Jack McBeanStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
40Andy O'BrienDefender
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
13Barry RobsonMidfielder
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
15Martin BonjourDefender
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
9Kenny MillerStriker
-Dane RichardsStriker
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
Players to Watch
David Beckham
David Beckham
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 32
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Darren Mattocks
Darren Mattocks
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
7 2 0 0
Prediction
Editor's Prediction
Results
 
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E. Torres E. Torres
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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
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4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
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Sporting KC
4 1