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Álvarez breaks late tie, Galaxy beat Whitecaps 2-1

Efraín Álvarez scored in stoppage time to give the LA Galaxy a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night.

Alvarez connected in the 93rd minute, scoring his second MLS goal just a minute after the Whitecaps’ Janio Bikel found the far post to tie it with his first MLS goal.

The Galaxy (6-3-0) have won four of their last six. Vancouver (2-6-1) has lost five straight.

Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Bond, right, makes a save against Vancouver Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini, right, in the second half during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. (AP PhotoRick Bowmer)

Chicarito opened the scoring for the Galaxy in the 47th minute. He’s tied for the league lead with eight goals.

Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Bond came up with a late diving save off a headed attempt by Caio Alexandre seconds before time expired.

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Los Angeles Galaxy's Chichartio reacts as he runs up field in the second half during an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. (AP PhotoRick Bowmer)

Los Angeles Galaxy's Chichartio, left, reacts after Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau (16) makes a save in the second half during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. (AP PhotoRick Bowmer)

Los Angeles Galaxy's Efrain Alvarez (26) celebrates with Chichartio (14) after scoring against the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second half during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. (AP PhotoRick Bowmer)

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Efrain Alvarez celebrates after scoring against the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second half during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. (AP PhotoRick Bowmer)

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, rear, defends against Los Angeles Galaxy Chichartio (14) in the second half during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. (AP PhotoRick Bowmer)

Los Angeles Galaxy Chichartio, right, battles with Vancouver Whitecaps defender Javain Brown, left, in the first half during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Sandy, Utah. (AP PhotoRick Bowmer)