LA Galaxy's David Beckham vs. Vancouver (Sept. 1, 2012)
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Vancouver need to overcome history to advance vs. LA

The Vancouver Whitecaps are really up against it ahead of the Western Conference Knockout Round match against the defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy on Thursday (10:30 pm ET, NBC Sports Network/Univision Deportes, TSN in Canada).

First, the Whitecaps have never scored against the LA Galaxy at the Home Depot Center in MLS history, suffering three shutout losses (3-0 on June 23, 2012; 2-0 on Sept. 1, 2012; and 3-0 on Sept. 17, 2011).

And they're also going up against a Galaxy team that is virtually invincible at The Home Depot Center in playoff history.

In fact, LA have a 9-1-0 record in 10 all-time postseason matches played at the HDC since the building opened in 2003. The only setback? A November 14, 2010, loss against FC Dallas in the Western Conference Championship.

LA Galaxy at the Home Depot Center during in playoff history:
November 20, 2011 – LA Galaxy 1, Houston Dynamo 0 (MLS Cup 2011)
November 6, 2011 — LA Galaxy 3, Real Salt Lake 1 (Western Conference Championship)
November 3, 2011 — LA Galaxy 2, NY Red Bulls 1 (Western Conference Semifinals)
November 7, 2010 — LA Galaxy 2, Seattle Sounders 1 (Western Conference Semifinals)
November 14, 2010 — LA Galaxy 0, FC Dallas 3 (Western Conference Championship)
November 8, 2009 — LA Galaxy 1, Chivas USA 0 (Western Conference Semifinals)
November 13, 2009 — LA Galaxy 2, Houston Dynamo 0 (Western Conference Championship)
October 23, 2005 — LA Galaxy 3, San Jose Earthquakes 1 (Western Conference Semifinals)
October 30, 2004 — LA Galaxy 2, Colorado Rapids 0 (Western Conference Semifinals)
November 1, 2003 — LA Galaxy 2, San Jose Earthquakes 0 (Western Conference Semifinals)

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