'Caps claim valiant road point with 1-1 draw against NYCFC

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  • Whitecaps FC are unbeaten in their last five road matches, including Leagues Cup
  • Whitecaps FC are unbeaten against Eastern Conference opponents this season, posting a 3W-0L-2D record
  • Whitecaps FC have posted an 8W-3L-5D record across all competitions since May 31
  • Ryan Gauld continues to lead MLS in goal contributions since May 31 with 17 (10 goals, seven assists). Across all competitions, he now has 20 (11 goals and nine assists) in his past 15 appearance
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NEW YORK CITY, NY – Vancouver Whitecaps FC continued their seven-road swing with a valiant road point on Saturday, as they drew 1-1 against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium in New York City, New York.

Both teams started the match exchanging possession but it would be the 'Caps who had the first chance of the match in the 14th minute, as Ryan Gauld saw his shot off a free kick saved by NYCFC goalkeeper Matt Freese.

Fast forward to the 37th minute, Maximiliano Moralez found Andres Jasson at the back post. The NYCFC Homegrown product had a wide open goal to aim at but his effort went well over the 'Caps goal.

The sides would go into the break level.

After the halftime interval, NYCFC would open the scoring through Monsef Bakrar in the 55th minute.

Two minutes later, the Blue and White were awarded a penalty as James Sands brought down Gauld in the box. The Scotsman stepped up and buried his effort into the bottom left corner, scoring his 11th goal of the season across all competitions.

The 'Caps continued to press the home side's backline, with Ryan Raposo whipping a cross into the box for Gauld, who headed the ball narrowly wide of the near post.

NYCFC had a chance to take the lead through Tayvon Grey, as he unleashed a powerful strike that was saved at the near post by Yohei Takaoka.

In the latter stages of the match, Gauld played substitute Sergio Córdova in behind the NYCFC backline. The Venezuelan came close to scoring the winner, but Freese denied the striker with a save to his right. The play was eventually called back for offside.

The 'Caps return to action with a Canadian clash against Toronto FC on Saturday, September 16 as they continue their seven-match road stretch. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. PT live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and AM730.

The next home match for the ‘Caps is on Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. PT against Eastern Conference side D.C. United. For tickets, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.

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VWFC GE Appliances Player of Quality: Richie Laryea
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

Scoring Summary
55’ – NYC – Monsef Bakrar (Santiago Rodríguez)
60’ – VAN – Ryan Gauld (penalty kick)

Possession: NYC 64.3% - VAN 35.7%
Shots: NYC 16 - VAN 6
Shots on Goal: NYC 3 - VAN 2
Saves: NYC 1 - VAN 2
Fouls: NYC 14 - VAN 16
Offsides: NYC 1 - VAN 2
Corners: NYC 2 - VAN 2

20’ – NYC – Andrés Perea
28’ – VAN – Mathías Laborda
37’ – NYC – Santiago Rodríguez
57’ – NYC – James Sands
90+1’ – VAN – Sebastian Berhalter

New York City FC
49.Matt Freese; 24.Tayvon Grey, 13.Thiago Martins ©, 5.Birk Risa (7.Alfredo Morales 69'), 3.Braian Cufré; 55.Keaton Parks (6.James Sands HT), 15.Andrés Perea; 21.Andres Jasson (11.Julián Fernández 56'), 27.Maximiliano Moralez, 10.Santiago Rodríguez; 9.Monsef Bakrar (20.Richard Ledezma 74')

Substitutes not used
1.Luis Barraza, 11.Julián Fernández, 17.Matías Pellegrini, 22.Kevin O'Toole, 35.Mitka Ilenič, 43.Talles Magno

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
18.Yohei Takaoka; 2.Mathías Laborda (23.Javain Brown 56'), 4.Ranko Veselinović, 6.Tristan Blackmon; 20.Andrés Cubas; 7.Richie Laryea, 8.Alessandro Schöpf (16.Sebastian Berhalter 69'), 45.Pedro Vite (22.Ali Ahmed 81'), 3.Sam Adekugbe (27.Ryan Raposo 56'); 24.Brian White (9.Sergio Córdova 82'), 25.Ryan Gauld ©

Substitutes not used
32.Isaac Boehmer, 26.J.C. Ngando, 29.Simon Becher, 31.Russell Teibert