The Vancouver Whitecaps jumped all over the LA Galaxy early on in their Western Conference showdown at BC Place, but a David Beckham-led comeback helped the Galaxy escape Canada with a precious road point.
Beckham notched a goal and assist, including helping set up a dramatic equalizer from rookie Jose Villarreal, in a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night.
The Whitecaps looked like they would cruised to a home victory after goals from Gershon Koffie and Barry Robson in the first 27 minutes of the match gave Vancouver a 2-0 lead. The Galaxy kept things from getting any ugler, and finally broke through in the 81st minute when Beckham scored his sixth goal of the season.
Villarreal played the role of hero, latching on to a pass from Juninho before cutting to his left and delivering a perfect left-footed shot past Joe Cannon in the 87th minute to help preserve the draw for the Galaxy.
Here are the match highlights:
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