MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps

MLS Playoffs: Galaxy vs. Whitecaps (Your Running Commentary)


The Los Angeles Galaxy begin their quest to repeat as MLS Cup champions tonight when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Knockout Round match at Home Depot Center (10:30pm, NBC Sports).

The Galaxy overcame a terrible start to the season to reach the playoffs, and hit an outstanding second half that has them looking every bit like a title contender despite having to play in the wild card round. They will be heavily favored tonight against a Vancouver side that managed just one win on their last ten regular season matches.

The Whitecaps defense will be key to the visiting team’s chances tonight, having allowed just one goal in their past four matches. Jay DeMerit and Andy O’Brien will have the task of trying to slow down red-hot Robbie Keane and playmaking maestro Landon Donovan.

If you will be watching tonight’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. You can also follow SBI on Twitter (@soccerbyives) for match updates.

Enjoy the action.

  • Travis

    Well another game, another poor performance by an MLS ref. Questionable penalty given to LA and a fairly decent shout ignored for Vancouver.


    • beachbum

      don’t forget the missed PK in the first half when LD was tripped, if you want to accurately call out the ref


  • beachbum

    DeMerit on the USMNT would be fine by me. As tough and good as ever, that guy is nails


    • ec

      Man, it’s looking like it. Except I just doubt he has the foot speed to play the high line Klinsi has preferred. I think Bocanegra is faster than JDM, and he’s been exposed. Too bad, his play is tough and classy.


  • MemRook

    Well LA gotta sharpen up if they want to go far in these playoffs. It’s tough to argue they didn’t deserve the result based on game stats, but it wasn’t pretty, or dominant by any stretch of the imagination. Can’t do that against SJ. Nope


  • atd

    As a neutral, I feel (1) Relieved I won’t have to watch Vancouver put ten men behind the ball for the whole game again for four months; (2) Really bad for Jay Demerit.


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