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  • July 18, 2012
  • • 10:10 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 21000
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Vancouver Whitecaps 2-2 LA Galaxy: Los Angeles claws back late to equalize

Vancouver Whitecaps 2-2 LA Galaxy: Los Angeles claws back late to equalize

Jeff Vinnick

Jose Villarreal scored his first goal, with the 18-year-old providing the equalizer in a dramatic comeback for the Galaxy.

The LA Galaxy clawed back from a two-goal deficit, scoring twice in the final 10 minutes of the match to draw 2-2 with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Within half an hour Vancouver was up two. Gershon Koffie strolled into the box with the LA defense backing off and eventually pulled the trigger to open the scoring. Minutes later, Barry Robson scored his first MLS goal with a looping header.

The comeback didn't start until 10 minutes before the final whistle. David Beckham's deflected shot arced over former Galaxy goalkeeper Joe Cannon to cut the deficit. The equalizer was gorgeous. Home Grown teenager Jose Villarreal scored his first professional goal, cutting back at the top of the box and blasting over Cannon with his left peg.

Vancouver remains unbeaten at home in seven straight after the draw.

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