Major League Soccer: Vancouver Whitecaps beats LA Galaxy 3-0

VANCOUVER. Vancouver Whitecaps was in the end too strong for LA Galaxy.

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VANCOUVER. Vancouver Whitecaps was finally too good for LA Galaxy with the goal of R. Gauld (58′), P. Vite (69′) and T. Ricketts (86′). LA Galaxy was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (68%).​

The match was played at the BC Place Stadium stadium in Vancouver on Wednesday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Fotis Bazakos who had the assistance of Oscar Mitchell Carvalho and Chris Wattam. The 4th official was Alex Chilowicz. The weather was haze. The temperature was pleasant around 17 degrees Celsius or 62.65 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.​

Match Statistics

LA Galaxy was in firm control of the ball 68% while Vancouver Whitecaps was struggling with a 32% ball possession.

LA Galaxy was more aggressive with 77 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, Vancouver Whitecaps succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Vancouver Whitecaps shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, LA Galaxy shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target.

Cards

Vancouver Whitecaps received 4 yellow cards (L. Owusu, L. Martins, P. Vite and S. Berhalter). On the opposite side, LA Galaxy received 1 yellow card (V. Vazquez).

After this contest, Vancouver Whitecaps will have 34 points like Sporting KC to stay in the 12th place. On the opposite side, LA Galaxy will stay with 40 points to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 7'
    7'

    L. Owusu

  • 39'
    39'

    L. Martins

  • 58'
    58'

    R. Gauld

  • 62'
    62'

    P. Vite

  • 63'
    63'

    V. Vazquez

  • 64'
    64'

    J. Gressel

    R. Raposo

  • 65'
    65'

    D. Joveljic

    V. Vazquez

  • 65'
    65'

    S. Grandsir

    K. Cabral

  • 69'
    69'

    P. Vite

  • 70'
    70'

    M. Godinho

    L. Martins

  • 70'
    70'

    S. Berhalter

    L. Owusu

  • 80'
    80'

    E. Alvarez

    Chicharito

  • 80'
    80'

    D. Costa

    G. Brugman

  • 80'
    80'

    T. Ricketts

    B. White

  • 80'
    80'

    R. Teibert

    P. Vite

  • 82'
    82'

    S. Berhalter

  • 86'
    86'

    T. Ricketts

    J. Gressel

  • 86'
    86'

    S. Kljestan

    R. Puig

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Vancouver Whitecaps will host Seattle Sounders on the 18th of September with a 17-8 head to head statistic in favor of Seattle Sounders (9 draws).

LA Galaxy will play away against SJ Earthquakes on the 26th of June with a 20-16 head to head statistic in favor of SJ Earthquakes (12 draws).

Vancouver Whitecaps: Formation and Lineups

Vancouver Whitecaps started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Vanni Sartini chose to play with the following team: Thomas Hasal (6.7), Jakob Nerwiński (7.0), Ranko Veselinović (7.0), Tristan Blackmon (7.1), Ryan Raposo (7.3), Andrés Cubas (7.3), Leonard Owusu (7.0), Luís Martins (7.1), Pedro Vite (7.6), Ryan Gauld (7.6) and Brian White (7.3).

Substitutes

Vancouver Whitecaps made 5 changes: R. Raposo for J. Gressel (64′), L. Martins for M. Godinho (70′), L. Owusu for S. Berhalter (70′), B. White for T. Ricketts (80′) and P. Vite for R. Teibert (80′).

Top player: Julian Gressel

Probably the most impressive player in Vancouver Whitecaps was Julian Gressel even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 7 passes (100% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 2. He performed 1 cross.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 64′.

LA Galaxy: Formation and Lineups

LA Galaxy started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

On the other side, Greg Vanney played with: Jonathan Bond (6.5), Julian Araujo (7.3), Martín Cáceres (6.2), Derrick Williams (6.7), Chase Gasper (5.8), Marky Delgado (6.8), Gastón Brugman (7.0), Riqui Puig (7.4), Víctor Vázquez (6.6), Javier Hernández (7.1) and Kevin Cabral (6.8).

Substitutes

LA Galaxy made 5 changes: V. Vazquez for D. Joveljic (65′), K. Cabral for S. Grandsir (65′), Chicharito for E. Alvarez (80′), G. Brugman for D. Costa (80′) and R. Puig for S. Kljestan (86′).

Top player: Riqui Puig

Probably the most impressive player in LA Galaxy was Riqui Puig.

His rating is (7.4) with 85 passes (91% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12.

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