Four first-half goals lead Galaxy to victory over Vancouver

The Galaxy scored four first-half goals for the first time in six years as they rolled to a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night.

Samuel Grandsir scored two of the goals, including the first in the 12th minute from a one-off Kevin Cabral cross. Grandsir also scored towards the end of the first half in the 40th minute.

The Galaxy's Víctor Vázquez jumps after scoring against the Vancouver Whitecaps on August 13, 2022.

Víctor Vázquez jumps for joy after scoring for Galaxy in the first half.

(Raul Romero Jr. / Associated Press)

Javier “Chicharito” Hernández converted a penalty in the 20th minute to give Galaxy a 2-0 lead.

Víctor Vázquez scored in the 30th minute before Grandsir’s second. Efraín Álvarez added a goal in the 89th minute to end the goal for Galaxy (10-11-3).

The last time Galaxy scored four goals in the first half was on April 23, 2016 in a 5-2 win over Real Salt Lake.

Ryan Gauld scored in the first half for the Whitecaps (8-11-6) and Tosiant Ricketts added a goal in the 70th minute.

The Galaxy dominated possession, having the ball 62% to Vancouver’s 38%.

Jonathan Bond had two saves for the galaxy. Cody Cropper saved two for Vancouver.

Galaxy forward Javier Hernández runs to the corner after scoring a goal in the first half on August 13, 2022.

Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández runs for the corner after converting a penalty in the first half.

(Raul Romero Jr. / Associated Press)

https://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/story/2022-08-13/four-first-half-goals-power-galaxy-past-vancouver-recap Four first-half goals lead Galaxy to victory over Vancouver

Emma Bowman

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