Canada's first ever playoff representative heads down to Carson, Calif. for a knockout match against the reigning MLS Cup champion.
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Meyer, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Sarvas, Beckham, Juninho, Wilhelmsson; Donovan, Keane.
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.
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.