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

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
21Tommy MeyerDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
32David BeckhamMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
9Edson BuddleStriker
-Brian 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
20 6 1 0
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