Full time: Galaxy 0, Whitecaps 1. A disappointing loss and performance for the Galaxy. Here’s our full recap, thanks for following along.
75th minute: Red card. Joe Corona gets his second yellow card of the night after a late challenge on Russell Teibert, and he’s off. The game gets worse for the Galaxy.
74th minute: Goal Vancouver. Ali Adnan with a low cross to Tosaint Ricketts, who buries the one-timer to give the visitors the lead.
Halftime: Nothing doing, as the teams remain tied 0-0. The Whitecaps hit the post, making that the likely best chance of the half, but it was fairly dire. Here’s hoping LA come alive in the 2nd half.
Two changes in midfield for LA, with Jonathan dos Santos and Joe Corona coming into midfield.
LET'S GO L-A #LAvVAN | @ModeloUSA— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) March 8, 2020
Vancouver play a strong lineup by their standards.
linin’ up in LA like ⤵️@CapitalDirectCA | #LAvVAN | #VWFC pic.twitter.com/sBdHOeo3qV— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) March 8, 2020
The LA Galaxy will open their 2020 home slate by hosting the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park, both teams looking to capture their first victory of the season.
The Galaxy are coming off a decent result, a 1-1 road draw at the Houston Dynamo, while the Whitecaps dropped their first game, 3-1, at home against Sporting Kansas City. The Whitecaps are in year two of their rebuilding project under Marc Dos Santos, and with a new sporting director installed, they are projected to be a team at or near the bottom of the standings again this year.
Traditionally, LA tend to have a good history against Vancouver, but with it being a new season you never know. Jonathan dos Santos is expected to be in the 18 at the very least, which should bolster the Galaxy’s squad considerably. And of course, a fair few of the 27,000 expected to be in attendance will be getting their first glimpse of Chicharito in Galaxy colors, and hoping to witness his first MLS goal in the process. Above all, the Galaxy are expected to get three points, and hopes will be high they’ll do just that.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday morning, the Galaxy are (-275) while Vancouver are (+650). The odds of a draw are (+400), so the bookmakers think the Galaxy are overwhelming home favorites in this clash.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LA and Vancouver will be televised on Spectrum Sportsnet in the Los Angeles viewing area and on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States outside the local broadcast zone. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 pm PT with kickoff to follow about 7:07.
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