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Galaxy underwhelms in Vancouver loss
by Paul Kennedy, by Ridge Mahoney, May 11th, 2013 6:38PM

TAGS:  los angeles galaxy, men's national team, mls, vancouver whitecaps


[MLS REWIND: Week 11] The Los Angeles Galaxy looked anything like two-time MLS champions in its 3-1 loss to Vancouver that snapped the Whitecaps' seven-game winless streak. Yes, David Beckham is gone, and Robbie Keane was left at home rather than risk further injury on the B.C. Place turf. But its two big stars, Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez, both had poor games as the Galaxy dropped into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference with road games at Philadelphia and New York coming up this week.

The Galaxy controlled much of the game until Russell Teibert scored twice for the Caps midway through the second half -- the first two goals of his MLS career and first Cap goals by a Canadian since Terry Dunfield's goal in March 2011.

On the second goal, Gershon Koffie muscled Gonzalez off the ball before laying the ball off to Teibert.

Jose Villarreal set up fellow homegrown product Gyasi Zardes for his first MLS goal to cut the Vancouver deficit to one goal, but Darren Mattocks put the game away in stoppage time.

The Galaxy's lack of aggressiveness was evident on both ends of the field. Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said players like Mike Magee and Donovan needed to be more active.

“Landon can be more aggressive on the ball," he said afterward. "Magee didn't have a particularly good game in the last part of the field, either. Those are guys we're counting on.”

In the case of Donovan, the performance was hardly the kind he needs to convince U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann to call him in for the national team camp that opens next week.

DALLAS EXTENDS UNBEATEN STREAK. Jamaican Je-Vaughn Watson's goal broke a 1-1 tie and gave FC Dallas a 2-1 win over D.C. United. The result extended the FC Dallas unbeaten streak to nine games. Lineup changes -- Joe Willis for Bill Hamid in goal, Ethan White for Brandon McDonald in the back, Nick DeLeon back in midfield and Casey Townsend making his first start since being recalled from USL PRO -- did not prevent D.C. United from suffering a club record seventh consecutive defeat.

THE STREAK IS DEAD. The longest home unbeaten streak in league history ended Sunday night when Sporting Kansas City, which has itself struggled at home this season, knocked off Houston, 1-0, at BBVA Compass Stadium. A headed goal by defender Aurelien Collin off a throw-in separated the teams on the night, and the result left them locked in a three-way tie with Montreal for second place in the East. All three teams have six wins and two ties.

Not since June 18, 2011 had the Dynamo lost at home. The streak of 36 games in all competitions is a league record. Real Salt Lake set the previous mark of 34 games, starting in 2009 and ending with its loss in the Concacaf Champions League final April 27, 2011.

SUDDEN IMPACT. Speaking of RSL, it was within minutes of a big road win at Stade Saputo, but collapsed in the final minutes and surrendered two goals by which Montreal took a 3-2 victory.

Matteo Ferrari gifted RSL an own goal but atoned in the third minute of stoppage time when a corner kick by rookie Blake Smith skipped through the goalmouth untouched, and Ferrari leaned to his left to hit a low right-footed shot into the net. Goals by Felipe and Marco Di Vaio brought the Impact back from one-goal deficits arising when Lovell Palmer and then Kyle Beckerman scored for RSL.

Di Vaio’s goal moves him into a three-way tie for second place among MLS scorers. The trio are each a goal behind Union hitman Jack McInerney, whose seventh goal pushed Philly past Chicago, 1-0.

Goals: 41/15 GP (avg.: 2.73).
Video: Weekend Timeline

Sunday, May 12
Houston 0 Sporting Kansas City 1
SKC: Aurelien Collin (Seth Sinovic) 73
Att.: 19,004.

Sunday, May 12
Portland 3 Chivas USA 0.
POR: Rodney Wallace (Ryan Johnson, Diego Valeri) 34
POR: Diego Valeri (Rodney Wallace, Darlington Nagbe) 70
POR: Will Johnson (Kalif Alhassan, Diego Valeri) 92+
Att.: 20,674.

Saturday, May 11
FC Dallas 2 D.C. United 1.
DAL: Jackson (Eric Hassli) 11
DC: Dwayne De Rosario (Nick DeLeon) 44
DAL: Je-Vaughn Watson (Michel) 77
Att.: 14,322.

Saturday, May 11

Vancouver 3 LA Galaxy 1.
VAN: Russell Teibert (Nigel Reo-Coker) 63
VAN: Russell Teibert (Gershon Koffie) 76
LA: Gyasi Zardes (Jose Villarreal) 86
VAN: Darren Mattocks (Jordan Harvey) 93+
Att.: 21,000.

Saturday, May 11
Columbus 0 Colorado 2.
COL: Edson Buddle (Atiba Harris, Danny Mwanga) 8’
COL: Dillon Powers (Deshorn Brown) 69’
Att.: 11,289.

Saturday, May 11

New England 1 New York 1.

NE: Diego Fagundez 54
NY: Lloyd Sam (Andre Akpan, Kosuke Kimura) 55
Att.: 16,440.

Saturday, May 11
Chicago 0 Philadelphia 1.
PHI: Jack McInerney (Sebastien Le Toux) 75
Att.: 12,205.

Saturday, May 11
Montreal 3 Real Salt Lake 2.
RSL: own goal 7
MTL: Felipe (Justin Mapp, Jeb Brovsky) 39
RSL: Kyle Beckerman 77
MTL: Marco Di Vaio (Andrew Wenger, Maxim Tissot) 80
MTL: Mateo Ferrari (Blake Smith) 93+
Att.: 14,578.

Ferrari Goal:

Saturday, May 11
Seattle 4 San Jose 0.
SEA: Lamar Neagle (Mauro Rosales, Eddie Johnson) 28
SEA: Mauro Rosales 46
SEA: Lamar Neagle (Servando Carrasco) 54
SEA: Obafemi Martins 93+
Att.: 39,880.

Rosales Goal:

Wednesday, May 8
New York 2 Montreal 1
D.C. United 0 Houston 4
New England 1  Real Salt Lake 2
Sporting 0 Seattle 1
FC Dallas 1 Portland 1
San Jose 2 Toronto FC 1

Wednesday: Rewind
Eastern Conference:

21 New York 6-4-3 19/15
20 Houston 6-3-2 17/10
20 Sporting KC 6-4-2 15/9
20 Montreal 6-2-2 15/11
15 Philadelphia 4-3-3 13/14
12 Columbus 3-4-3 12/10
10 New England 2-4-4 6/9
7 Chicago 2-6-1 6/15
7 Toronto FC 1-5-4 10/15
4 D.C. United 1-8-1 5/19

Western Conference:

24 FC Dallas 7-1-3 18/11
18 Portland 4-1-6 18/12
17 Real Salt Lake 5-5-2 13/13
15 Colorado 4-4-3 10/9
14 LA Galaxy 4-3-2 13/8
14 San Jose 3-4-5 12/18
12 Vancouver 3-4-3 12/14
12 Seattle 3-3-3 10/7
11 Chivas USA 3-5-2 12/18
7+1 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
6 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
6 Mike Magee (Los Angeles)
6+1+1 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
5 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
5+1 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
5+1 Thierry Henry (New York)

Wednesday, May 15
7:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. LA Galaxy

Saturday, May 18
5:00 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Columbus, TSN, Univision Dep.
7:00 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Portland
7:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Chicago
8:30 pm ET
Houston vs. New England
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Colorado
Seattle vs. FC Dallas

Sunday, May 19
1:00 pm ET
New York vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
5:00 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Sporting KC, UniMas
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake

Saturday, May 25
7:00 pm ET
Montreal vs. Philadelphia
D.C. United vs. Portland
Univision Dep.
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Toronto FC
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. San Jose
9:00 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chicago
Colorado vs. Chivas USA

Sunday, May 26
3:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Houston, NBCSN
5  pm ET
New York vs. Columbus, UniMas
11:00 pm ET

LA Galaxy vs. Seattle, ESPN2

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