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First XI: the top eleven stories coming out of last night's Galaxy match in Vancouver

Introducing First XI: a game-by-game piece with the best links on the previous match. The series begins with the LA Galaxy's 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps: The match was a back-and-forth affair that featured two early goals by Vancouver before LA scored two goals in the final ten minutes to leave BC Place with a point.

1. We begin with Marc Weber of the Province and his recap of the 2-2 draw.

2. Weber also wrote this story on Vancouver head coach Martin Rennie disappointment over dropping points against LA.

3. The Vancouver Sun’s Cam Tucker with a look into David Beckham’s role in the Galaxy comeback.

4. The Vancouver Sun also provided a photo gallery of the action from BC Place.

5. Canadian Press writer Monte Stewart on the Galaxy stealing a point in Vancouver.

6. Grantland took notice of Jose Villarreal's strike with this blog post.

7. MacMahon offered his look into Vancouver’s stunning midfield partnership of Gerson Koffie and Barry Robson.

8. Meanwhile,’s Galaxy beat writer Scott French offered this on Jose Villarreal scoring his first professional goal.

9. LA Galaxy TV’s Paolo Ferrari also caught up with Villarreal moments after the final whistle.

10. Here is my sidebar on last night’s game on Josh Saunders’ late game resurgence that helped LA earn a point in Vancouver.

11. And we close out with my Three Points to the draw.

More coverage from Wednesday night's match is available here.