Vancouver Whitecaps have been eliminated from the playoffs after a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy Thursday night.
Darren Mattocks had the lone goal for the Caps while Mike MaGee and Landon Donovan scored for LA.
Vancouver took the lead early with a great feed from Matt Watson to Mattocks in the third minute of the match. VAN LA Mattocks Goal 1-0 Caps
MaGee tied it up in the 69th minute then Donovan scored the winner a few minutes later after a somewhat controversial penalty by Martin Bonjour. VAN LA- Donovan converts penalty 2-1 ’77
Whitecaps had to weather the storm after opening the scoring early, keeper Brad Knighton made a couple solid saves off David Beckham late in the first half to keep Vancouver up 1-0. VAN LA Beckham Chance 1-0 45+
Caps had a real chance to go up two goals in the second half. VAN LA 1-0 Whitecaps Three Chances ’67
Moments later the LA Galaxy took it up the other end and it was MaGee tying it up 1-1. VAN LA Magee Equalizer for Galaxy 1-1 ’68
Galaxy would hold on for the victory 2-1 to move on to face the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.