The Whitecaps snatched their first win of the 2017 Major League Soccer season, beating La Galaxy 4-2 at the BC Place on Saturday evening. “Designated Player” Fredy Montero netted his first Major League Soccer goal as a Vancouver Whitecaps player in his second return to the league, drawing Whitecaps level 2-2 in the 66th minute.

Cristian Techera opened the scoring for the Whitecaps in the 17th minute, when he brilliantly well-placed the ball from a distance, seven minutes later, the Galaxy then tied up the scoreline thanks to a David Ousted own goal, before LA Galaxy winger Romain Alessandrini doubled the lead to give the visitors the 2-1 halftime lead.

In the 66th minute, Fredy Montero tied up the scoreline for the Whitecaps before Matias Laba brace (67th and 87th minutes strike) was good enough to seal the first home victory of the season for Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday evening at the BC Place

Matias Laba gave Vancouver Whitecaps the three points

Lava is best known for his box to box adroitness, most times doing the unnoticed jobs for his side. Matias Laba was superb on Saturday evening as he bagged two second-half goals that apparently gave Vancouver Whitecaps a massive home win and securing three points to keep them afloat in the league's standings. However, Laba appeared to be a welcome sign for the Whitecaps anytime he gets on board for head coach Carl Robinson.

LA took solace on Alessandrini's performance despite loss

The LA Galaxy departed Canada being frustrated after losing all the three points that could have kept them in a reasonable position on the league's log. But they will certainly take solace in the performances of their Designated Player Romain Alessandrini, whose shot led to Galaxy first goal of the encounter and also his first LA Galaxy career goal with a well-placed finish.

LA Galaxy boss Curt Onalfo will be hoping to see more of the same performance he displayed against Whitecaps in following games.

Caps Next game is not an easy task

The caps are now relieved securing the maximum points against Galaxy on Saturday, but won't be easy for the Cascadia side in the coming days as they look set to face Liga MX powerhouse UANL Tigres in their semi-final second leg tie of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday.

After losing 2-0 to Tigres in Mexico, Whitecaps will now hope their attacking potency in Saturday's home win can repeat the same feat on Wednesday night when they host UANL Tigres at the BC Place.

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