LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2016 MLS Match Preview
LA GALAXY vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
STUBHUB CENTER • Carson, California
July 4, 2016 • Week 17 • MLS Game #171
10:30pm ET (MLS LIVE, TSN1, RDS2, TWCSN-LA)
- Giovani dos Santos put an end to the Galaxy’s goalless drought after three complete games and 371 minutes – the second-longest shutout streak in MLS this season – but they still reached a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday evening at Stanford Stadium. The Galaxy had their winless streak extended to seven games, the club’s longest since the 2012 season.
- Whitecaps FC snapped their three-game winless run, coming back for a 3-2 victory against Philadelphia Union on Saturday evening at Talen Energy Stadium.
- The teams are meeting for the second time this season. They reached a scoreless draw April 2 at BC Place.
- Whitecaps FC have a three-game undefeated streak alive in the series, after winning both league meetings between the teams in 2015. The Galaxy were 9-1-2 vs. Vancouver over the first 12 meetings between the teams, before last season.
- The Whitecaps FC win in the second meeting a year ago, on June 6, was their first ever vs. the Galaxy in Carson. The Galaxy had won the first six regular season home meetings with Whitecaps FC, outscoring them 13-1; they also took a victory there in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, a 2-1 win in the Knockout Round.