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  • November 1, 2012
  • • 10:55 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 14703

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 3'
    And that's it. The Galaxy have eliminated the Vancouve Whitecaps 2-1 and advance to the Western Conference Semifinals.
  • 90' + 1'
    3 minutes of stoppage time here.
  • 87'
    Yellow Card Marcelo Sarvas
  • 87'
    Sarvas gets a yellow for clattering into Robson.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionJuninho Michael Stephens
  • 81'
    Narrow miss from Beckham from outside the area.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionMatthew Watson Dane Richards
  • 80'
    Watson out, Dane Richards on for the Whitecaps.
  • 79'
    Thorrington goes down in the box. No penalty.
  • 75'
    Robson goes down. Free kick for the Whitecaps on the right. Decent position here.
  • 75'
    Whitecaps assistant referee Paul Ritchie has been sent to the stands for dissent.
  • 73'
    Penalty Goal Landon Donovan
  • 73'
    Donovan converts the penalty. 2-1 Galaxy.
  • 72'
    Yellow Card Young-Pyo Lee
  • 72'
    Bonjour takes Donovan down. The American international sells it. Penalty and a yellow card for Bonjour.
  • 71'
    Yellow Card M. Bonjour
  • 71'
    Robbie Keane with a clever flick, but his shot is weak and Knighton saves.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionJay DeMerit M. Bonjour
  • 70'
    DeMerit out, Bonjour in. Looks like Vancouver has lost its captain to injury.
  • 69'
    Goal Mike Magee
  • 69'
    Who else? Mike Magee levels it for the Galaxy with a well taken volley.
  • 68'
    Watson, Miller and Robson all have chances in quick successsion, but the Galaxy ride the storm.
  • 67'
    Beckham attempts a low half volley, but Knighton gets down well to make the save, before the 'Caps clear the danger.
  • 65'
    Beckham crosses into Buddle, and the big striker nods down well, but Knighton grabs the ball and holds on.
  • 64'
    Harvey leaves the field after getting struck by a Beckham attempted cross.
  • 60'
    Magee volleys well over after a scramble in the box.
  • 59'
    SubstitutionDarren Mattocks Kenny Miller
  • 59'
    Kenny Miller coming in for Mattocks here.
  • 54'
    Robson with a swerving effort. Saunders had difficulty but parried away in the end.
  • 53'
    Marcello in for Jimenez.
  • 52'
    SubstitutionHector Jimenez Marcelo Sarvas
  • 48'
    Thorrington attempts a shot from well outside the box but comfortable enough in the end for the Galaxy 'keeper Saunders.
  • 46'
    Second half underway.
  • 45' + 3'
    Whitecaps goes into the break with a 1-0 lead.
  • 45' + 2'
    Poor clearance from Knighton off a corner but hits it right into a Galaxy player's hands. Free kick.
  • 45' + 1'
    Knighton makes a fantastic diving save to preserve Vancouver's lead.
  • 45'
    Donovan goes down in the box after a foul from O'Brien. No penalty. Free kick for Galaxy at the edge of the area now.
  • 43'
    Yellow Card Juninho
  • 43'
    Yellow card for Juninho for handling the ball.
  • 41'
    Knighton manages to get a fist to Beckham's corner, and Dunivant fires well over from distance.
  • 41'
    Another Galaxy corner here as the home side piles on the pressure.
  • 39'
    Donovan sends a ball across goal but it hits a teammate and goes out for a goal kick.
  • 39'
    Galaxy corner coming here as O'Brien clears it after some pressure.
  • 33'
    Donovan heads a powerful header wide after a cross from Jimenez.
  • 32'
    Harvey on the ground here. Slow to get up but he's on his feet now.
  • 28'
    Robbie Keane turns well but ends up making a weak attempt on target which Knighton handles easily enough in the end.
  • 28'
    Galaxy dominating possession with 67 percent of the ball to Vancouver's 33.
  • 26'
    Thorrington has returned to the field here for the Whitecaps
  • 25'
    John Thorrington down after a challenge from Meyer. Awkward collision.
  • 23'
    Beckham takes down Darren Mattocks. Not happy with the ref's decision to to grant a free kick Vancouver's way.
  • 19'
    Gonzalez with a speculative effort that goes well wide to the left of Knighton's goal.
  • 18'
    Omar Gonzalez on the ground and Jimenez also in some difficulty. Both up now.
  • 15'
    Backs to the wall defending from Vancouver as Robbie Keane tries to force his way through. Strong last minute tackle from Lee to prevent the danger.
  • 11'
    Beckham sends in a long ball in that Vancouver struggles to deal with, but the play comes to nothing.
  • 6'
    Knighton parries away a stinging shot from Juninho.
  • 4'
    Great run from Matt Watson and a fantastic finish from Mattocks.
  • 4'
    GOAL!!! Darren Mattocks puts Vancouver ahead. 1-0.
  • 3'
    Goal Darren Mattocks
  • 3'
    Confetti swirling at the Home Depot Center.
  • 2'
    Magee sends a weak header wide after a cross from Jimenez.
  • 1'
    And we're off!
  • Darren Mattocks will be playing alone up front tonight, so it's going to be a very long night for the youngster. He led rookies with seven in the regular season but likely won't be getting much service tonight.
  • Beckham and Donovan were both listed as questionable, so the fact they're both good to play is a big boost for the Galaxy.
  • And the subs for the Whitecaps: Cannon, Miller, Bonjour, Richards, Davidson, Teibert, Camilo.
  • Now, the Whitecaps' starting XI: Knighton; Lee, DeMerit, O'Brien, Harvey; Watson, Thorrington, Rochat, Koffie; Robson; Mattocks.
  • Also available on RDS2 in French in Canada, and in the US on NBC Sports Network.
  • And a reminder, tonight's match is available on TSN in Canada, and TEAM 1040 radio.
  • Subs for the Galaxy: Villarreal, Stephens, Perk, Gaul, Boyens, Sarvas, McBean.
  • We'll start with the home side's lineups. Here's the Galaxy's starting XI: Saunders; Dunivant, Gonzalez, Meyer, Jimenez; Donovan, Juninho, Beckham, Magee; Keane, Buddle.
  • Welcome to's coverage of the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs, as the LA Galaxy host the Vancouver Whitecaps in a one-off knockout match.