PORTLAND, OR – Vancouver Whitecaps FC recorded a 1-1 draw against Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers at Providence Park this Sunday evening.
20-year-old Whitecaps FC BMO Academy product Isaac Boehmer made his first MLS start in net following his substitute appearance against FC Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Boehmer came up big in the 24th minute when he sprung to stop a fierce strike from midfielder Cristhian Paredes.
The ‘Caps would open the scoring nine minutes later, as Ryan Raposo served a cross in from the left side of the field to Brian White inside the box, who's diving header made it 1-0 in the 32nd minute of the match.
The second half saw a fast counter attack organized from Portland in the 61st minute of the match, Santiago Moreno fed a ball to Diego Chara inside the box, the opportunity was then blocked away by defender Jake Nerwinski.
As the match progressed, the home side continued to push on in the final third. A right footed strike from Claudio Bravo was followed by a strong reactionary save from Boehmer in the 76th minute.
The Timbers levelled the game in the 82nd minute. After a penalty kick was called, substitute Felipe Mora converted to make it 1-1.
The Blue & White return to BC Place this weekend for a big two game homestand. First up, the club will host its ninth annual Pride Match on Saturday, July 23 against Chicago Fire FC. Vancouver will then host Toronto FC in the 2022 Canadian Championship Final on Tuesday, July 26. Tickets for both matches are available at whitecapsfc.com/tickets.
VWFC GE Appliances Player of Quality: Ryan Raposo
Referee*: Ramy Touchan
32’ – VAN – Brian White (Ryan Raposo, Ryan Gauld)
82’ – POR – Felipe Mora (penalty kick)
Possession: POR 65.3% – VAN 34.7%
Shots: POR 17 – VAN 14
Shots on Goal: POR 5 – VAN 7
Saves: POR 6 – VAN 4
Fouls: POR 10 – VAN 15
Offsides: POR 0 – VAN 0
Corners: POR 7 – VAN 2
44’ – POR – Josecarlos Van Rankin
46’ – VAN – Lucas Cavallini
48’ – VAN – Ryan Raposo
84’ – POR – Dario Zuparic
90’ – POR – Sebastián Blanco
31.Aljaz Ivacic; 2.Josecarlos Van Rankin (25.Bill Tuiloma 72’), 33.Larrys Mabiala (18.Zac McGraw 82’), 13.Dario Zuparic, 5.Claudio Bravo; 22.Cristhian Paredes (9.Felipe Mora 72’), 21.Diego Chara; 30.Santiago Moreno (44.Marvin Loría 63’), 10.Sebastián Blanco, 23.Yimmi Chara (24.David Ayala 82’); 11.Jaroslaw Niezgoda
Substitutes not used
1.David Bingham, 27.Dairon Asprilla, 28.Pablo Bonilla, 99.Nathan Fogaça
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
60.Isaac Boehmer; 28.Jake Nerwinski, 4.Ranko Veselinović, 6.Tristan Blackmon; 11.Cristian Dájome (87.Tosaint Ricketts 78’), 31.Russell Teibert © (33.Michael Baldisimo 59’), 20.Andrés Cubas, 27.Ryan Raposo (23.Javain Brown 78’); 24.Brian White, 25.Ryan Gauld, 9.Lucas Cavallini (2.Marcus Godinho 66’)
Substitutes not used
50.Max Anchor, 8.Caio Alexandre, 17.Leonard Owusu, 26.Florian Jungwirth, 45.Pedro Vite