MLS: Galaxy fight back to beat Vancouver

The Los Angeles Galaxy needed to come from behind to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 in the Major League Soccer play-offs.

The American international nets from the spot!

Darren Mattocks scored in only the fourth minute to give the Canadian side the advantage.

However, Mike Magee equalised in the 69th minute following a David Beckham corner - and four minutes later Landon Donovan converted a penalty he had won to settle the contest.

The result earns Los Angeles a Western Conference semi-final double header against San Jose.

Donovan later admitted a halt-time chat inspired their fightback.

He told www.mlssoccer.com: "We're passionate and we don't want to lose.

"We said at half-time, 'Let's stay positive,' because it is frustrating when you work that hard and the goal doesn't come.

"We've got a number of guys that have the experience and know how to play in games like this, even when we're down a goal.

"A lot of teams would probably get pretty nervous and out of sorts if they gave up that goal (to Mattocks), and I thought our willingness to keep doing what we were doing was really good.

"To come back against a team that was content to defend with 11 guys behind the ball, I thought it was really impressive that we were able to break them down."



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