LAFC got on the board in the 13th minute, as Christian Ramirez sent a pass to Carlos Vela on the flank, with the Mexican going for a different approach and finishing with his right foot past Whitecaps goalkeeper Zac MacMath.
Shortly after the second-half kickoff, Vela took a rough tackle and did not continue, as his status will be a big topic ahead of the season opener.
LAFC begin the 2019 MLS regular season on March 3 at home against Sporting Kansas City (8:30 pm ET | ESPN). Vancouver kick off their slate a day earlier, at home against Minnesota United (6 pm ET | TSN1/4 in Canada; ESPN+ in US).
- LAFC - Carlos Vela (Christian Ramirez) 13'
LAFC (4-3-3): GK - Tyler Miller; Jordan Harvey (Mohamed El-Munir 63'), Eddie Segura (Danilo Silva 63'), Walker Zimmerman, Steven Beitashour; Lee Nguyen, Eduard Atuesta, Mark-Anthony Kaye; Diego Rossi, Christian Ramirez (Adama Diomande 63'), Carlos Vela (Latif Blessing 52')
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): GK - Zac MacMath; Brett Levis (PC 9'), Derek Cornelius, Doneil Henry (Erik Godoy 62'), Jake Nerwinski; Felipe Martins, Jon Erice, Andy Rose (Inbeom Hwang 62'); Lass Bangoura, Fredy Montero (Lucas Venuto 46'), Yordy Reyna