MLS Playoffs: Galaxy Capitalizing on Injuries to Opponents

Usually during the playoffs of any American sport, an injury to a key player effects the team's performance.

The Western Conference playoff matches during the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs this season have seen the injury bug cause two clubs to be eliminated, both by the Los Angeles Galaxy

The first team to have the injury bug eliminate them from the playoffs were the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Whitecaps center-back Jay DeMerit went down with an injury that took him out of the one-match play-in game with the Galaxy in the 70th minute, and his replacement, Martin Bonjour, had an instant impact on the final score.

Bonjour took down Landon Donovan in the penalty area just one minute after coming on for DeMerit.

Not only did Bonjour earn a yellow card from that foul, Donovan converted the penalty kick he earned as well, and that goal was the difference in the Galaxy's 2-1 win over Vancouver.

The Galaxy once again took advantage ...

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