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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3Montreal ImpactMontreal34156134844451
4DC United34156134345-251
5New England RevolutionNew England34148124844450
6Toronto34154155455-149
7Orlando City34128144556-1144
8New York City FCNY City34107174958-937
9Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34107173952-1337
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Western Conference

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1Dallas341861052391360
2Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver34165134536953
3Portland TimbersPortland34158114139253
4Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy341491156461051
5Seattle SoundersSeattle34156134436851
6Sporting Kansas CityKansas33149104843551
7San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes34138134139247
8Houston DynamoHouston34119144249-742
9Real Salt LakeSalt Lake34118153848-1041
10Colorado RapidsColorado33810153143-1234