The following is a press release from LA Galaxy II of the USL.
Western Conference’s best sides set to square off at StubHub Center
LA Galaxy II vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
StubHub Center – Carson, Calif.
Friday, April 22, 2016 7:30 p.m. PT
CARSON, CA (April 21, 2016) – The USL Western Conference’s top two sides, LA Galaxy II (2-0-3, 9 pts.) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (2-0-1, 7 pts.), will face each other for the first time of the 2016 season at 7:30 p.m. PT on Friday, April 22 at StubHub Center. Fans coming to the match will be treated to $2 tacos and $2 beer. Tickets for the match are $10 and can be purchased at www.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2.
Preview: LA Galaxy II vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
After two shutout wins to start the season, Galaxy II have turned in three consecutive draws. After Jack McBean scored the opening goal in the team’s latest match against San Antonio FC, the visitors converted a free kick opportunity at the top of the box in the 89th minute.
McBean’s goal, however, made him the Western Conference’s leading goalscorer (4). But it’s not all McBean; Los Dos have six different goal scorers this year, the most in the USL.
This year, Vancouver have played three games to LA’s five. They are one of four remaining unbeaten sides in the USL. They started the season with victories over Orange County Blues FC and Portland Timbers 2, while most recently drawing 0-0 with Sacramento Republic FC. Two players have accounted for the team’s four goals on the season: Kyle Greig (2) and Daniel Haber (2).
Last season was the team’s first season in the USL; they finished with an 8-14-6 record. In the 2015 regular season, Los Dos edged Vancouver 2-1 at StubHub Center in the two sides’ first-ever meeting and later defeated the Whitecaps 2-0 in Vancouver.
LA Galaxy II 1 | San Antonio FC 1: LA Galaxy II held a 1-0 lead at halftime after Jack McBean neatly put home a cross into the box from Josh Turnley. Los Dos looked to have the game wrapped up before a foul committed at the top of their own box in the 89th gave way to a free kick goal.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 0 | Sacramento Republic FC 0: The two then unbeaten sides played to a scoreless draw in Vancouver. Sacramento extended their 2016 shutout streak holding Vancouver to their first shutout of the 2016 season.
May 3, 2015: LA Galaxy II 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 1
June 14, 2015: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 0, LA Galaxy II 2
LA Galaxy II: 14-11-3
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: 8-14-6
LA Galaxy II: 2-0-3
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: 2-0-1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 at LA Galaxy II – Friday, April 22
LA Galaxy II at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 – Sunday, May 15