For most of the first half, the LA Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps looked like they were content just to play the possession game. With halftime looming, it looked like the clubs were going to go into the locker rooms drawn at nil. That was all before Robbie Keane and Mike Magee teamed up for some English style soccer at it’s finest.
Robbie Keane was able to get into the box at pace, and then he bounced a cross in for Mike Magee who was able to knock it home with a one touch finish. It was a new side of the Galaxy, walking it in from the run of play rather than relying on the set piece or a piece of brilliance for their middle.
Vancouver has taken to shooting from well away from goal, with at least two of their three shots on target coming from about thirty yards out. The Galaxy meanwhile have been holding possession, with few shots except the ones that have to be taken.
Juninho is out with a hamstring strain, and Donovan Ricketts was held with quad tightness. Otherwise the Galaxy are playing their full squad. David Beckham’s passes have been a bit long in the first half, it’s possible his back is still bothering him.