Match Preview: LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | March 18, 2023

After earning a shutout in a 0-0 draw on the road at Sporting Kansas City on March 11, the LA Galaxy play host to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the 2023 Home Opener at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, March 18 (7:30 p.m. PT; MLS Season Pass).

Saturday’s match marks the 32nd meeting across all competitions between the Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps FC, with LA leading the all-time series 15-10-6. Against Vancouver, the Galaxy hold a 14-10-6 record in league play and a 1-0-0 record in the MLS Cup Playoffs. In the last meeting at Dignity Health Sports Park between the two teams, LA earned a 5-2 victory over the Whitecaps on Aug. 13, 2022. Since MLS’ inception in 1996, the LA Galaxy hold a 17-8-2 record in 27 MLS home openers played at Dignity Health Sports Park and the Rose Bowl Stadium. In 20 MLS home opener’s contested at Dignity Health Sports Park, LA holds a 12-6-2 record. In their last five home openers played dating back to 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers on March 4, 2018, the Galaxy hold a 4-1-0 record. In last year’s 2022 season opener at home against New York City FC, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández scored the game-winning goal in the 90th minute to earn the Galaxy a 1-0 win on Feb. 27 at Dignity Health Sports Park.