CARSON, CA - JUNE 23: Gershon Koffie #28 of the Vancouver Whitecaps jumps for the ball against Hector Jimenez #16 of the Los Angeles Galaxy at The Home Depot Center on June 23, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
What a difference a week makes. Just seven days ago there were articles about if this Galaxy would repeat the feat of the 2006 Galaxy and miss the playoffs after winning MLS Cup. Now the Galaxy are in fifth place in the West, taking nine points in seven days. The best part, they did it three different ways, showing a diversity the likes the Galaxy haven't seen in a long while.
Mike Magee knocked in the first goal, and was terrible active all match so it shouldn't surprise that he finished with the match's highest Match Impact Rating at 113.7. Landon Donovan, who was snakebit on frame but showing off his quickness all night finished with 102. Robbie Keane, who scored the second goal finished with an MIR of 91. The men up top for the Galaxy played their tails off and it showed on the scoreboard.
Mike Magee got the Galaxy started with a goal in the 16th minute and it was pretty much over at that point. The Galaxy thoroughly dominated the match, picking up a goal from Robbie Keane in his first game back from international duty and another one from Landon Donovan, who actually could have scored two or three more. They have now scored seven goals in the past three games after scoring the same number of goals in their previous eight.
The Whitecaps never were able to find their footing in allowing three goals for the fourth time this season, after not allowing any goals in their first four games and registering seven shutouts this season. They'll have until July 4 to figure out how to get it fixed when they visit the Colorado Rapids.
Portions of this article originally appeared at SBNation.com.