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Diego Rossi of Los Angeles FC, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Latif Blessing (7) (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)

LOS ANGELES – Vancouver Whitecaps collapsed in the face of adversity on Wednesday, taking a 6-0 beating from Los Angeles FC

The defeat ended a two-game winning streak for the Caps (5-8-0) who were playing their fourth game in 11 days

Dejan Jakovic struck just two minutes into the match, triggering a torrent of goals for the home side

Bradley Wright-Phillips added a brace and Diego Rossi contributed another tally for LUNE (5-5-3) Own goals from Ranko Veselinovic and Andy Rose from Vancouver completed the scoring

Vancouver barely tested Pablo Sisniega and couldn’t get a single shot on target

Goalkeeper Bryan Meredith made his Whitecaps debut (5-8-0) on Wednesday and saved 7 of 11 shots on target

Meredith’s last MLS game before Wednesday was in June 2018 when he teamed up for the Seattle Sounders in a 3-2 loss to the Portland Timbers

The 31-year-old Scotch Plains, NJ, joined Vancouver in January via a trade from Inter Miami CF He is the third goaltender to leave for the Whitecaps this season

Star goalie Max Crepeau broke his thumb during an MLS is Back tournament game in Orlando Meredith had left the tournament bubble due to the sudden death of her mother, so the Caps were forced to call on 21-year-old third player Thomas Hasal

The Saskatoon native put in an admirable performance for the remainder of the tournament, earning himself a starting position when MLS returned to regular season play in August

Meredith was tested just moments after Wednesday’s game after the ‘Caps conceded an early corner He made the save, but gave up another corner

Jakovic took advantage of the ensuing set play, putting a header into the top left corner of the Vancouver net

The Whitecaps had a quick chance to respond with Theo Bair scoring a nice cross to Lucas Cavallini from deep, but the Canadian striker’s point blank shot was blocked

Instead, Wright-Phillips took advantage of a few holes in the Vancouver defense, squeezing into the penalty area and burying the ball with a high-spinning kick in the fifth minute to put MOON up at 2-0

The 35-year-old Englishman struck again in the 11th minute when a Rossi shot bounced off a Whitecaps defender The ball landed directly on the feet of Wright-Phillips, who put a kick bike ride in front of Meredith

Three minutes later, Brian Rodriguez turned Caps defender Cristian Gutierrez upside down and landed a nice shot Veselinovic tried to stop the explosion but instead kicked the ball into his own goal to put LUNE up to 4-0

A nice exchange between Rossi and the Canadian Mark-Anthony Kaye further widened the lead in the 33rd minute

The goal was Rossi’s 11th of the season The Uruguayan international leads Major League Soccer in scoring this season

The tally also scored the five fastest goals in MLS history, narrowly breaking a Seattle record less than two weeks ago in the Sounders’ 7-1 win over the tremors land of san jose

By the end of the first half on Wednesday, LUNE was up 5-0 The home side dominated 67% of possession and blocked all four shots from Vancouver in the first 45 minutes

The Whitecaps were able to stop some of the bleeding in the second frame, in part thanks to substitutions that brought a more defensive frame to the pitch

A header from Danny Musovski in the 64th minute forcing the Caps goalkeeper to fully stretch to make the save

But Meredith wasn’t able to stop another friendly shot in the 69th minute, when a Rodriguez boot near the goal line caught Rose’s foot, tipping the ball into the net. Vancouver

The Whitecaps were scheduled to return to Portland – their temporary home due to COVID-19 border restrictions – Wednesday night They will face the Portland Timbers on Sunday

NOTES: LAFC and Whitecaps used all five subs… Vancouver was without midfielder Russell Teibert, who suffered an undisclosed injury in the team’s 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake Saturday

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