SAN JOSE, CA – Vancouver Whitecaps FC fell to a 2-0 loss against Western Conference foes San Jose Earthquakes at PayPal Park this Sunday night.
The first half saw the Earthquakes open the scoring inside the fourth minute. Cade Cowell’s footwork from the left side of the field led to Jackson Yueill’s first touch placing a ball to Jeremy Ebobisse, his strike gave his squad an early 1-0 lead.
Despite the ‘Caps pushing on with a few opportunities created, the home side sprung themselves on a counter attack. Cristian Espinoza’s short pass connected to Jamiro Monteiro, the midfielder’s finish then doubled the advantage in the 34th minute.
The second half saw the best opportunity come for the ‘Caps. With Pedro Vite winning the ball in the final third, the midfielder’s quick pass connected to Brian White, but the forward’s shot rolled just wide of the net in the 59th minute of the match.
The away side continued to look for answers throughout the match. Fullback Marcus Godinho went on a run from the left side, his solo effort created a chance that was held by goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski in the 75th minute.
Up next for the Blue & White is a road match at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park against Colorado Rapids next Saturday, September 10, with kickoff set to be at 6:30 p.m. PT. You can catch all the action live on TSN and AM730.
The 'Caps are back at BC Place as they host LA Galaxy on Wednesday, September 14 and Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, September 17. For tickets visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.
VWFC GE Appliances Player of Quality: Andrés Cubas
Referee:* Rosendo Mendoza
4’ – SJ – Jeremy Ebobisse (Jackson Yueill, Cade Cowell)
34’ – SJ – Jamiro Monteiro (Cristian Espinoza)
Possession: SJ 48% – VAN 52%
Shots: SJ 9 – VAN 15
Shots on Goal: SJ 5 – VAN 6
Saves: SJ 6 – VAN 3
Fouls: SJ 9 – VAN 11
Offsides: SJ 0 – VAN 1
Corners: SJ 3 – VAN 9
31’ – VAN – Andrés Cubas
43’ – VAN – Ryan Gauld
62’ – VAN – Tristan Blackmon
90’+1’ – SJ – Benjamin Kikanović
San Jose Earthquakes
1.JT Marcinkowski; 22.Tommy Thompson (3.Paul Marie 81’), 26.Rodrigues, 13.Nathan, 15.Tanner Beason; 35.Jamiro Monteiro, 5.Eric Remedi (17.Ján Gregus 70’), 14.Jackson Yueill ©; 10.Cristian Espinoza, 11.Jeremy Ebobisse, 44.Cade Cowell (28.Benjamin Kikanović 70’)
Substitutes not used
12.Matt Bersano, 6.Shea Salinas, 16.Jack Skahan, 23.Oskar Ågren, 30.Niko Tsakiris, 93.Judson
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1.Thomas Hasal; 23.Javain Brown (2.Marcus Godinho 66’), 4.Ranko Veselinović, 6.Tristan Blackmon; 19.Julian Gressel, 18.Alessandro Schöpf (16.Sebastian Berhalter 78’), 20.Andrés Cubas, 31.Russell Teibert © (17.Leonard Owusu 78’), 11.Cristian Dájome (45.Pedro Vite 53’); 24.Brian White (87.Tosaint Ricketts 78’), 25.Ryan Gauld
Substitutes not used
55.Cody Cropper, 26.Florian Jungwirth, 27.Ryan Raposo, 28.Jake Nerwinski