League1 BC: 'Caps stay above playoff line


VANCOUVER, BC Vancouver Whitecaps FC Boys MLS Academy earn another important point in their quest to make the playoffs with a 1-1 draw against Nautsa'mawt FC on Canada Day at Thunderbird Stadium on Saturday.

The 'Caps took an early lead when in the seventh minute Michael Hennessey scored his seventh goal of the season, tying the league lead.

Nautsa'mawt equalized just before halftime, in a play involving Whitecaps FC BMO Academy graduates. Tomás Peña cannoned a free kick on target, Ben Alexander got his hand on it but the ball ended up in the net to make it 1-1.

No goals would come in the second half as both sides look ahead to the stretch run of the season.

Next up for the 'Caps is a date with Harbourside FC on Sunday, July 9 at Thunderbird Stadium. Kickoff will be at 2:30 p.m. PT.


Referee: Benjamin Ritzen

Scoring summary
7' – VAN – Michael Hennessy
41' – NAU – Tomás Peña

13' – VAN – Nikolas White
21' – NAU – Brandon Momotani
90'+1 – NAU – Logan Chung

Nautsa’mawt FC
1.Bennett McKay; 5.Joe Zupo, 27.Josh Tome (4.Chris Fisher, 87'), 36.Eric Lajeunesse, 3.Noah Hrdlicka ©, 20.Marcus Puhalj; 8.Sam Aiello, 26.Asvin Chauhan (19.Connor Robillard 77'), 24.Jordan Pinto (14.Logan Chung 61'); Tomás Peña, 31.Brandon Momotani (12. Mario Kovacevic 69')

30. Peter Whyte, 6.Mitchell O'Brien, 94. Dusan Mitrovic

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Boys MLS Academy
80.Ben Alexander; 93.Deylen Vellios, 68.Nikolas White, 81.Nikos Clarke-Tosczak (69.Koji Poon 71'); 94.Yayo Mutombo (85.Sydney Wathuta HT), 75.Ben Schouten (96.Luke Norman 59'), 82.Brennen Fuerst ©, 73.Jaden Manetta; 23.Amir Ghameshi (55.Patrick Izett 73'), 89.Michael Hennessy; 64.Thomas Raimbault

99.Matheus De Souza, 72.Maximilian Comsia, 98.Chad Baker