Kekuta Manneh scores, Vancouver ends Los Angeles’ 23-game home winning streak, 1-0

CARSON, Calif. — Kekuta Manneh scored a first-half goal and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Los Angeles 1-0 on Saturday to snap the Galaxy’s 23-game home unbeaten streak.

It was Los Angeles’ first loss at home since its season opener in 2014.

In the 32nd minute, Manneh stole the ball in the Galaxy’s attacking half, found Octavio Rivero for a give-and-go and slid a shot between two defenders for his second goal of the season.

Vancouver (8-6-2) had lost all six regular-season games with Los Angeles (5-5-6) in Carson.

Vancouver had several fast-break chances in the second half. Manneh’s heavy touch on a breakaway in the 54th minute pulled Brian Rowe out of his box and the deflected shot went wide of the goal.

The Whitecaps’ counter-attack in the 72nd minute resulted in Pedro Morales’ shot off the post and a 2-on-1 opportunity fell flat in the 83rd after Rivero’s errant pass.

Robbie Keane made his first start since April 4, but Los Angeles was without Bradford Jamieson, Gyasi Zardes and Jaime Penedo, all on international duty.

The Associated Press






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