LA Galaxy 5-2 Vancouver: No mercy for The Village as Galaxy take the points

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Vancouver Whitecaps on away loss to Galaxy at StubHub Center on Sunday. As the table looks today, Galaxy are in 6th place, with 33 points from 35 matches, while Caps sit in 11th, with 30 points from 35.

Galaxy started strongly in the first half, when Grandsir opened the rout in the 12th minute. The momentum was now with Galaxy, who then scored again through a goal from Chicharito at the 19 minute mark to establish a 2-0. The momentum was now with Galaxy, who then scored again through a goal from Víctor Vázquez, at 30 minutes to establish a 3-0. However, Caps weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Gauld in the 38th minute. However, Galaxy secured the points emphatically, with a 2nd effort from Grandsir just before halftime, concluding the first half 4-1.

The Village took the lead in the second half, when Ricketts found the net, 70 minutes in. In the end though, Galaxy secured the points emphatically, with a goal from Alvarez just before the final whistle and saw the match end 5-2.

Substitutions for Galaxy included Joveljic, Alvarez, Costa, Klještan and Aguirre for Grandsir, Víctor Vázquez, Chicharito, Brugman and Cabral, repectively. Caps brought on Ricketts, Dájome, Blackmon, Schöpf and Godinho, to replace Ongaro, Vite, Nerwinski, Julian Gressel and Cubas.

The referee booked Coulibaly, Araujo and Edwards from Galaxy. Caps had the worst of it though, with Veselinovic and Dájome seeing yellow, and Dájome (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Caps and Galaxy will next play at home to Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders respectively.

Technical card:
LA Galaxy:Bond, Nick Depuy, Coulibaly, Edwards, Araujo, Brugman (Klještan, min.75), Delgado, Grandsir (Joveljic, min.68), Víctor Vázquez (Alvarez, min.69), Cabral (Aguirre, min.86) and Chicharito (Costa, min.69)
Vancouver Whitecaps:Cropper, Veselinovic, Nerwinski (Blackmon, min.46), Brown, Cubas (Godinho, min.83), Teibert, Raposo, Julian Gressel (Schöpf, min.70), Gauld, Ongaro (Ricketts, min.46) and Vite (Dájome, min.46)
Stadium:StubHub Center
Goals:Grandsir (1-0, min. 12), Chicharito (2-0, min. 19), Víctor Vázquez (3-0, min. 30), Gauld (3-1, min. 38), Grandsir (4-1, min. 40), Ricketts (4-2, min. 70) and Alvarez (5-2, min. 90)