Winless of their first three video games, the Whitecaps head into the worldwide break with some issues to work on.
The positives are: issues can’t get a lot worse.
Truly, sure, they will.
The Vancouver Whitecaps, for the primary time of their MLS historical past, have began the season Zero-Three after dropping Three-2 to the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday afternoon. After a two-week break in play earlier than their subsequent recreation, the Caps host the Three-Zero Seattle Sounders and powerhouse L.A. Galaxy in consecutive weeks.
It’s not outdoors the realm of risk that Vancouver finishes winless in its first 5 video games. The Caps’ earlier worst begin got here in 2017 when the Whitecaps began with two losses and a tie. Their worst five-game begin got here that very same yr, going 1-Three-1.
This yr’s workforce has given up seven objectives in three video games, tied for second-most in MLS heading into Sunday’s video games, after dropping their earlier matches 1-Zero to Actual Salt Lake and Three-2 to Minnesota United.
Vancouver takes a break from MLS play for 2 weeks earlier than returning to motion on March 30 towards the Seattle Sounders at B.C. Place.
Memo Rodríguez opened the scoring for Houston (2-Zero-1) within the 15th minute, delivering a goal-mouth cross from Alberth Elis because the Dynamo have been dominant to begin the sport. The hosts squandered two superb possibilities earlier than Vancouver’s Fredy Montero was taken down within the field for a penalty kick, recording his first of the season within the 35th minute.
Elis put the house aspect again in entrance with a penalty kick of their very own — he went down below a problem from centreback Derek Cornelius, a name that went to the Video Assistant Evaluation — seven minutes later.
After approaching for Cornelius at halftime, Lass Bangoura scored his first of the season for Vancouver (Zero-Three-Zero) within the 59th minute because the Caps started to point out some offensive cohesion.
However one other defensive breakdown led to Elis placing one other goalmouth cross in for Rodríguez, who transformed what would show to be the game-winner within the 73rd minute.
Saturday, March 30
Seattle Sounders at Vancouver Whitecaps
7 p.m., B.C. Place Stadium, TSN 1, TSN 1040 AM
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