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

  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.

Players to watch

D. Beckham

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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D. Mattocks

Position: Attacker

Games: 31

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Whitecaps

  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

Head To Head

LA Galaxy

Whitecaps

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
Draw
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
69%
31%

Top 3 Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
3 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
LA Galaxy GAL
0 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
LA Galaxy GAL
3 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI

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