MLS
LA GalaxyLA
0
FINAL
Official Timekeeper of MLS
1
VancouverVAN

LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | MLS Match Preview

LA GALAXY vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
STUBHUB CENTER, Carson, Calif.
June 6, 2015 (WEEK 14, MLS Game #143)
10:30 pm ET (TSN2, MLS LIve)

The LA Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps FC meet for the second time this season in a critical match in the Western Conference when the clubs face off at StubHub Center on Saturday evening. The teams are separated by just two points in the ever-tighter division standings, with Whitecaps FC sitting just two points out of first. The Galaxy return home after their undefeated run went to three games in a 2-2 draw at the New England Revolution in an MLS Cup rematch. Whitecaps FC return home following a 2-1 defeat at the Montreal Impact in a Canadian Championship preview.

  • The Galaxy extended their undefeated streak to three games with a 2-2 draw at the New England Revolution on Sunday evening. The draw extended the Galaxy’s league road winless streak to 12 games, the fourth-longest in club history; they have not lost at home in 23 regular season games, the third-longest streak in MLS history.
  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Kekuta Manneh and Octavio Rivero scored 10 minutes apart in the second half to give Whitecaps FC a 2-0 win, April 4 at BC Place.
  • The first meeting victory for Whitecaps FC ended a five-game winless run vs. the Galaxy, just their second win in the series in 12 matches all-time in all competitions. The Galaxy have won all six regular season meetings with Whitecaps FC in Carson, outscoring them 13-1; they also took a victory there in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, a 2-1 win in the Knockout Round.

REFEREE: Ricardo Salazar. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Craig Lowry; 4th: Baboucarr Jallow
MLS Career: 202 games; FC/gm: 26.7; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 58; pens: 69

DOWNLOAD FULL GAME GUIDE (PDF)

SUSPENDED: none
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: LA: Alan Gordon, Juninho … VAN: Sam Adekugbe, Gershon Koffie, Pa-Modou Kah, Kendall Waston
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: LA: Baggio Husidic, Mika Vayrynen
DISABLED LIST: LA: Brian Perk (season-ending injury)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: LA: Gyasi Zardes (USA; 6/5 vs Netherlands; 6/10 vs Germany); Bradford Jamieson IV (US U-20); Jaime Penedo (Panama; vs Ecuador 6/6) … VAN: Deybi Flores (Honduras U-20)

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Galaxy 8 wins, 23 goals … Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 10 goals … Ties 2
AT LA (5 meetings): Galaxy 6 wins, 13 goals … Whitecaps FC 0 wins, 1 goal … Ties 0

  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Kekuta Manneh and Octavio Rivero scored 10 minutes apart in the second half to give Whitecaps FC a 2-0 win, April 4 at BC Place.
  • The first meeting victory for Whitecaps FC ended a five-game winless run vs. the Galaxy, just their second win in the series in 12 matches all-time in all competitions.
  • The Galaxy have won all six regular season meetings with Whitecaps FC in Carson, outscoring them 13-1; they also took a victory there in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, a 2-1 win in the Knockout Round.
  • Coaches record: Carl Robinson vs. LA: P4 W1 L2 D1 … Bruce Arena vs. VAN: P12 W9 L1 D2

LAST MEETING (MLS)
4/4: VAN 2, LA 0 (Manneh 56; Rivero 66)

  • Whitecaps FC took the lead in the 56th minute on the counterattack. Pedro Morales played a sublime pass through to Kekuta Manneh, who hared forward into the penalty area and drilled the ball past LA goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.
  • The 'Caps doubled their lead in the 66th minute. Nicolas Mezquida played a nice takeover in the left side of the area with Octavio Rivero, and charged to the byeline before firing a shot towards goal. Penedo could only parry the ball into the path of Rivero, who poked home the rebound  from close range.
  • Whitecaps FC goalkeeper David Ousted was called upon to make just one save in extending his club's winning run to record proportions.
  • VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (4-2-3-1): David Ousted - Steven Beitashour, Kendall Waston, Pa-Modou Kah, Sam Adekugbe - Matias Laba, Russell Teibert - Nicolas Mezquida (Deybi Flores 82), Pedro Morales, Kekuta Manneh (Darren Mattocks 78) - Octavio Rivero (Erik Hurtado 86).
  • LA GALAXY (4-4-2): Jaime Penedo - A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez, Tommy Meyer (Alan Gordon 78), Todd Dunivant (Edson Buddle 64) - Stefan Ishizaki, Juninho, Mika Vayrynen (Robbie Rogers 40), Baggio Husidic - Gyasi Zardes, Robbie Keane.

Related Content:

Bruce Arena thankful injury-plagued Omar Gonzalez allowed to stay with Galaxy
'Caps left wondering how they lost after "good" performance in Montreal

CHECK OUT THE INJURY REPORT HEADING INTO THE MATCH
CHECK OUT THE DISCIPLINARY REPORT HEADING INTO THE MATCH

Read More

Current Form

LA Galaxy
Vancouver

Season Stats

LA GalaxyVancouver Whitecaps FC
15Games Played15
5Wins7
4Losses6
6Draws2
15Goals17
17Goals Conceded15
126Shots176
48Shots on Target79
202Fouls committed201
173Fouls suffered173
18Offside28
62Corners83

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
LA47400151
VAN46410171.1
01234+Avg
LA052001.3
VAN124101.6
01234+Avg
LA422000.8
VAN340000.6

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
LA55401171.1
VAN64410151
01234+Avg
LA430000.4
VAN223101.4
01234+Avg
LA124011.8
VAN421000.6
Connection Lost. Reconnecting...

Generate a preview before publishing.