The defending champions LA Galaxy are extremely confident of retaining the title according to the star midfielder David Beckham. The 36-year-old former England international is ready to help his team left in the second consecutive title this season, as they prepare to face Vancouver Whitecaps in the play-offs before looking to get into the final rounds of the competition. Meanwhile, Chicago fire will be taking on Houston Dynamo in the other play-off round. The winner of these two matches will be playing in the MLS cup for a chance to win the title this season.

Due to the fact that LA Galaxy could finish only in the fourth position in the Western Conference table, they know how to play in this play-off match. David Beckham has praised the quality within the team and also the unity shown by the players. He has said that this will hold them in good stead when it comes to securing the result against Vancouver Whitecaps. Beckham has acknowledged that it will certainly be difficult to score a goal in this match because they defend in great numbers with organisation. Due to the fact that it is just one match, they will be confident of winning against LA Galaxy. Winning this match will make LA Galaxy play against San Jose earthquakes in the next match.

“I think they’ve got a lot of character as a team, a few good players as well and they’ve got a lot of unity. When we’ve played them in the past they’ve shown it is difficult to break them down and win the game. There will be many obstacles, especially with it being a one-off playoff game. It’s going to be difficult,” said the former Manchester United midfielder. San Jose earthquakes are the inform teams in the MLS right now.