Aug 25, 2013 at 2am UK at ​Empire Field
VancouverVancouver Whitecaps
LA GalaxyLos Angeles Galaxy

Koffie (55'), Young-Pyo (73'), Reo-Coker (91')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Donovan (3')

Result: Landon Donovan strikes secures Los Angeles Galaxy win

Result: Donovan strikes secures Galaxy win
Landon Donovan scores the only goal of the game to maintain his side's push for the MLS playoffs as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Los Angeles Galaxy maintained their MLS playoff push with a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps tonight.

The Galaxy took the lead in the third minute when Landon Donovan picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and blasted the ball into the top corner.

Vancouver tried to get back in the game straight away and Gershon Koffie was unlucky to see his effort from distance go just wide of the post.

Johnny Leveron should have equalised for the Whitecaps but he drilled his volley wide of the target when well placed on the edge of the box.

Just before the break, Jaime Penedo made a smart stop to deny Nigel Reo-Coker as he fired a low shot in from distance.

After the break, Vancouver surged forward looking for a leveller and thought they had found one in the 81st minute when Kekuta Manneh struck a powerful shot that clattered off the bar. The rebound fell to Jordan Harvey but Penedo made an excellent reaction stop turning the ball wide.

The keeper's heroics were enough to earn the Galaxy all three points at BC Place.

Russell Teibert on February 7, 2012
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