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5 Key Players For LA Galaxy’s Match Against Vancouver Whitecaps

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LA Galaxy's Key Players Against Vancouver Whitecaps

Key Players LA Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps
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Los Angeles Galaxy will face Vancouver Whitecaps for its match of the week. Vancouver hadn't lost a match this season until last week; Galaxy hadn't won a match until last week. Now, these two Western Conference top contenders are set to face each other in the first match of a back-to-back series. Galaxy has been historically victorious, but it is not always an easy win.

Here are five players I believe will lead Galaxy to victory.

5. Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane LA Galaxy v Vancoucer Whitecaps
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5. Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane LA Galaxy v Vancoucer Whitecaps
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Robbie Keane is not only a great player, but a great captain. He's currently leading the club in goals, and I know he's always looking to add to his tally. Keane wastes no time taking shots, and lucky for Los Angeles Galaxy, his shots are usually on goal. Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted will surely have his work cut out for him.

4. AJ DeLaGarza

AJ DeLaGarza LA Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps
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4. AJ DeLaGarza

AJ DeLaGarza LA Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps
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AJ DeLaGarza is coming off an injury, but he is ready to get back on the pitch and give it his all. Todd Dunivant will be missing from the lineup with an injury, so DeLaGarza is crucial to the back line. He is quite the impressive player regardless. He will need to keep an eye on Kenny Miller, who will attempt to creep by the defense.

3. Omar Gonzalez

Omar Gonzalez LA Galaxy v Vancoucer Whitecaps
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3. Omar Gonzalez

Omar Gonzalez LA Galaxy v Vancoucer Whitecaps
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Omar Gonzalez is as essential to the LA Galaxy formation in this match as always. He uses his body for full defense, and his methods will pay off in this match. Vancouver has scored many goals this season, and Gonzalez and the other back three will need to help keep strikers and midfielders away from the box.

2. Baggio Husidic

Baggio Husidic LA Galaxy v Vancoucer Whitecaps
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2. Baggio Husidic

Baggio Husidic LA Galaxy v Vancoucer Whitecaps
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Baggio Husidic made quite the debut goal last match, and hopefully he will continue to score such beautiful screamers. Vancouver Whitecaps' defense may be a little shaky, and Husidic's job will be to look for any holes to put the ball to the net. Vancouver needs to keep an eye on him.

1. Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan LA Galaxy v Vancoucer Whitecaps
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1. Landon Donovan

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LA Galaxy's main man is looking to score more than ever. He is chasing the record-breaking 135th goal, and he hasn't been able to get it yet this season. He is not worried, because he knows it will come. Landon Donovan is a midfielder who maintains a striker mentality. If there's a goal to be made, he will go for it. Hopefully this match will bring him luck, and he will break the record and win the match for his club.