A week after losing 1-0 to the Galaxy in California, the Whitecaps were looking to avenge that result in front of their home fans at a sold-out B.C. Place.
Vancouver outpossessed and outshot Los Angeles in the first half, but it was a goal from Stefan Ishizaki that gave the Galaxy a 1-0 lead after 45 minutes. In response, manager Carl Robinson inserted Kekuta Manneh at the start of the second half looking for the 19-year-old to add an edge to Vancouver’s attack.
Darren Mattocks took advantage of a defensive miscue by the Galaxy to level the game at 1-1 with just over 20 minutes to play before Robbie Keane reclaimed the lead for L.A. ten minutes later. Just as it looked like the Whitecaps were going to be undone by a Keane goal in back-to-back games, Manneh responded with a beautiful strike off a pass from Mattocks in the 86th minute to earn a point for Vancouver.
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