Result: Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps

Landon Donovan
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Goals from Mike Magee and Landon Donovan give LA Galaxy a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first round of the MLS playoffs.

Los Angeles Galaxy have come from behind to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS Cup playoffs.

Despite starting the contest brightly, Galaxy found themselves behind in only the fifth minute.

The hosts were hit on the counter attack by Vancouver and Darren Mattocks showed the confidence to slot the ball past Josh Saunders to give his side the lead.

Galaxy had opportunities to level the scores before the break, with Robbie Keane being denied by a Brad Knighton save following a flowing move from the home side.

LA's dominance continued in the second half but they were not rewarded for their pressure until the 69th minute.

David Beckham picked out Mike Magee with a corner and the midfielder equalised in spectacular fashion with a well-placed volley from the edge of the area.

The turnaround was completed three minutes later when Juninho was fouled by Martin Bonjour inside the area, allowing Landon Donovan to rifle home the resulting penalty to keep up Galaxy's hopes of retaining their title.

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Eastern Conference

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1New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34169961441757
2New York City FCNY City34159106257554
3Toronto331410951381352
4Montreal ImpactMontreal341112114649-345
5DC United331013104942743
6New England RevolutionNew England33119134149-842
7Orlando City34914115560-541
8Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia33109145052-239
9Columbus Crew32811134854-635
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Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Dallas32179650321860
2Colorado RapidsColorado33141363832655
3Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy331216554381652
4Seattle SoundersSeattle34146144443148
5Real Salt LakeSalt Lake341210124244-246
6Sporting Kansas CityKansas33128134040044
7Portland TimbersPortland33118144347-441
8San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes34814123240-838
9Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver3199133946-736
10Houston DynamoHouston33613143445-1131