League1 BC: Men's side finishes strong regular season as playoffs beckon


VANCOUVER, BC Vancouver Whitecaps FC Boys MLS Academy finished a strong second season in League1 BC in which they lost only two matches, ending with a 1-1 draw at Rivers FC on Sunday.

A shorthanded 'Caps side would go down 1-0 in the second half. Whitecaps FC BMO Academy graduate Alessandro Comita opened the scoring for his hometown Rivers FC from the penalty spot.

The 'Caps would not give up, however, as Luke Norman tied the match at 1-1 with a goal on 69 minutes.

The third place 'Caps now prepare for the playoffs, where they will face the second place TSS Rovers in the semifinals this weekend.


Referee: Todd Wiseman

Scoring summary
46' – RIV – Alessandro Comita
69' – VAN – Luke Norman

Cautions81' – VAN – Yayo Mutombo

Rivers FC1.Marshall Herald; 2.Jan Pirretas ©, 5.Elijah Dos Santos, 6.Domenico Comita, 8.Dylan Pauw (20.Ethan Furlong 70'); 3.Minwoo Kang (18.Liam Freathy 70'), 7.Dylan Hooper, 10.Alessandro Comita, 15.Marques Scott; 21.Ryan Glanville (24.Justin Donaldson 65'), 23.Finn Marshall (17.Denzel Marican 65')

Substitutes not used
30.Olivier Jumeau, 14.Matthew Hanks

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Boys MLS Academy
80.Cohen Park; 94.Yayo Mutombo, 87.Rohin Kapila (84.Immanuel Mathe 65'), 81.Nikos Clarke-Tosczak ©, 85.Sydney Wathuta; 71.Luka Assaf; 96.Luke Norman, 78.Chad Baker; 98.David Ajagbe (55.Patrick Izett HT), 72.Kyler Vojvodic, 23.Amir Ghasemi

99.Matheus De Souza, 79.Benedict Florent