Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Landon Donovan scored the only goal of the
contest just three minutes into the match and the Galaxy held on for a 1-0
result over Western Conference rival Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday at BC
The result sees the Galaxy earn their third straight victory and move into
second place in the West with 40 points from 25 matches, while Vancouver fell
out of the playoff picture in sixth place with 36 points.
The lone tally was a stunning strike that seemed to catch the hosts off guard
just two minutes in when Donovan jumped on a loose ball just outside the
Whitecaps penalty area and ripped a wicked right-footed strike into the roof of
the net, leaving Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted with no chance for a save.
The hosts put 12 attempts toward goal and five on frame, but Galaxy goalkeeper
Jaime Penedo made five saves to keep the clean sheet and preserve three points
for his side.
The Sports Network