The Galaxy enter the Leagues Cup 2023 match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday, July 30 (6:00 p.m. PT, MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, LA Galaxy Radio) following a 1-0 loss at home to Liga MX side Club León before 20,776 fans at Dignity Health Sports Park on July 26. Following the match against Club León, the Galaxy sit in third place (0-1-0, 0 points) in Group 3 of the West Region behind León (first place; 1-0-1, 5 points) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (second place; 0-0-1, 1 point). For the Galaxy to advance to the Knockout Round of Leagues Cup, LA must defeat Vancouver in regulation time or play to a tie and beat Whitecaps FC in a penalty-kick shootout.
Sunday’s Leagues Cup match marks the 34th meeting across all competitions between the Galaxy and Whitecaps FC, with LA leading the all-time series 15-11-7. Against Vancouver, the Galaxy hold a 14-11-7 record in league play and a 1-0-0 record in the MLS Cup Playoffs. In two meetings between the two teams this season, LA and Vancouver played to a 1-1 draw in the 2023 Home Opener at Dignity Health Sports Park on March 18, while the Galaxy fell 4-2 on the road to Whitecaps FC at BC Place on July 15. In 18 matches played at home across all competitions against Whitecaps FC, the Galaxy hold a 11-4-3 record. Vancouver enter Sunday’s match against the Galaxy following a 2-2 draw in regulation and a 16-15 penalty-kick loss against Club León at BC Place on July 21.