The Whitecaps had their chances to eliminate the defending champs tonight.
An early strike from Darren Mattocks hardly looked likely to hold up on its own, but Vancouver nearly put the match to bed just moments before Mike Magee showed us his playoff Oh!*
Then Landon Donovan did that thing where he makes us all wonder what it would look like if he was 100-percent, cutting through the heart of the freshly Jay Demerit-less defense, drawing a penalty, and well, you know the rest. 2-1 Galaxy.
So a playoff California Clasico it is then, with the Galaxy hosting San Jose in the first leg Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Predictions anyone? I'll still take LA to win it all.
*While we here at No Short Corners admire the craft with which Magee scored, the blog's name endures.
- Jacob Klinger