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  • September 17, 2011
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MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Jeff Vinnick

The league leader welcomes the worst record in MLS. The last time LA took on Vancouver, the Galaxy scored four in a rout.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Ricketts; Hedjuk, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Franklin, Beckham, Juninho, Donovan; Keane, Cristman.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Sean Alvarado (R knee surgery); DF Gregg Berhalter (R foot sprain); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (back spasms); MF Juninho (L hamstring strain)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2):  Cannon; Leathers, DeMerit, Dunfield, Harvey; Salinas, Vagenas, Koffie, Camilo; Chiumiento, Hassli.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery); GK Brian Sylvestre (L knee surgery); MF Russell Teibert (R toe laceration)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Davide Chiumiento (L ankle contusion); MF John Thorrington (L groin strain); MF Michael Nanchoff (R iliotibial band syndrome)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • This game pits the best record in the league (Galaxy, 55 points) against the worst (Whitecaps, 22 points).

  • Los Angeles is the only team in MLS still unbeaten at home in 2011. Vancouver has yet to win away. Only three teams in league history have gone an entire year without an away win, including the 2003 Galaxy.
  • Landon Donovan leads the MLS goalscoring charts at 12, tied with New York's Thierry Henry.
  • Donovan scored two goals and added an assist in the previous meeting between these clubs. LA won 4-0 in Vancouver.
  • Davide Chiumiento scored his first goal since May in the 1-1 draw with New York last week, hitting a stunning volley. "He's a real genius when he has a smile," Eric Hassli said.
  • The Galaxy made a trade before the league roster freeze on Thursday, adding 27-year-old defender Dasan Robinson from Toronto FC in exchange fore 22-year-old defender Kyle Davies.

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Available Squads
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
4Omar GonzalezDefender
2Todd DunivantDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
-Bryan JordanStriker
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
32David BeckhamMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
-Paolo Daniel CardozoMidfielder
10Landon DonovanStriker
7Robbie KeaneStriker
-Brian PerkGoalkeeper
-Frankie HejdukDefender
15Daniel KeatMidfielder
-Miguel LópezMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
-Adam CristmanStriker
19Chad BarrettStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
6Jay DeMeritDefender
25Jonathon LeathersDefender
2Jordan HarveyDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
-Davide ChiumientoMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
18Jay NollyGoalkeeper
12Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
2Michael BoxallDefender
16Nizar KhalfanMidfielder
27Alexandre MorfawMidfielder
36Mustapha Alasan JarjuStriker
23Long TanStriker

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