NFL, NBA, NHL stats



Whitecaps FC fall at home to Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy

April 6, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC News Release

Whitecaps FC had a pair of golden chances to get in front early but could not capitalize, leaving the door open for the Galaxy star striker to steer control of the match in the second half for the road result.

Lass Bangoura put the 'Caps in position to take the lead in the opening minute when he won a penalty kick on a foul from fullback Jørgen Skjelvik, but Ali Adnan's chip from the spot was stopped by keeper David Bingham. In the 19th minute, Skjelvik mishandled an interception inside the Galaxy box, giving Joaquín Ardaiz a clear path to goal with only Bingham to beat but the LA keeper was there once again to deny the chance.

Ibrahimovic, who was largely kept quiet by the 'Caps backline in the first 45 minutes, would put his stamp on the match in the second frame. After missing a sitter off a rebound just after intermission, and getting a goal called back on an offside call shortly after, Ibrahimovic set up a wide-open Daniel Steres header with a cross from the right side in the 63rd minute. Then eight minutes later, Ibrahimovic chested down Rolf Feltscher's entry pass and buried the insurance goal from centre.

Inbeom Hwang was resilient in the 'Caps comeback attempt, while Lucas Venuto, Yordy Reyna, and Fredy Montero came off the bench to provide the boost. Vancouver would not be able to get past Bingham on the evening, however, as the Galaxy keeper collected five saves for the clean sheet.

Up next for Whitecaps FC is a road test with Chicago Fire at SeatGeek Stadium on Friday, April 12. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. PT live on TSN1/3/4 and TSN Radio 1040. They are back home on the following Wednesday, April 12 when they host early-season Supporters' Shield frontrunner Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) at BC Place. Visit whitecapsfc.com for ticket information.

MATCH DETAILS

WFC Man of the Match: Inbeom Hwang

Referee: Baldomero Toledo

Attendance: 22,120

Scoring Summary

63' - LA - Daniel Steres (Zlatan Ibrahimovic)

71' - LA - Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Rolf Feltscher)

Statistics

Possession: VAN 44.6% - LA 55.4%

Shots: VAN 14 - LA 15

Shots on Goal: VAN 5 - LA 3

Saves: VAN 1 - LA 5

Fouls: VAN 12 - LA 10

Offsides: VAN 1 - LA 1

Corners: VAN 3 - LA 6

Duels won: VAN 43 - LA 52

Tackles won: VAN 3 - LA 1

Cautions

16' - LA - Jonathan dos Santos

44' - LA - Romain Alessandrini

86' - VAN - Fredy Montero

90' - VAN - Felipe Martins

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

16.Maxime Crépeau; 28.Jake Nerwinski, 22.Érik Godoy, 2.Doneil Henry, 53.Ali Adnan; 8.Felipe Martins, 6.Jon Erice © (12.Fredy Montero 74'), 31.Russell Teibert (29.Yordy Reyna 66'); 19.Lass Bangoura (7.Lucas Venuto 59'), 9.Joaquín Ardaiz, 4.Inbeom Hwang

Substitutes not used

18.Zac MacMath, 13.Derek Cornelius, 23.Scott Sutter, 94.Victor "PC" Giro

LA Galaxy

1.David Bingham; 25.Rolf Feltscher, 5.Daniel Steres, 4.Dave Romney, 16.Jørgen Skjelvik (15.Diedie Traore 88'); 8.Jonathan dos Santos, 14.Joe Corona; 7.Romain Alessandrini (12.Chris Pontius 82'), 17.Sebastian Lletget, 18.Uriel Antuna (24.Emmanuel Boateng 84'); 9.Zlatan Ibrahimovic ©

Substitutes not used

28.Matt Lampson, 6.Servando Carrasco, 22.Julian Araujo, 26.Efrain Alvarez


• Discuss this story on the Major League Soccer message board...

Major League Soccer Stories from April 6, 2019


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.