(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — 20-year-old Russell Teibert scored his first two goals of his professional career as Vancouver defeated Los Angeles Saturday night, 3-1. With the victory, the Whitecaps snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Galaxy.
Teibert, a three-year Major League Soccer veteran, put Vancouver on the board in the 63rd minute with an assist from Nigel Reo-Coke for a 1-0 lead. He would add his second goal of the game in the 76th minute, but was giving a yellow card due to excessive celebration.
The Galaxy’s lone score came in the 86th minute from Gyasi Zardes off of a pass from Jose Villarreal. The Whitecaps would pad their lead with a goal from Darren Mattocks in the 92nd minute.
Last year, during their run to the MLS championship, Los Angeles knocked off Vancouver in the opening round of the playoffs.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire