Residency Report: Habibullah brothers double up in Washington

Massud Habibullah

It was a great day for the Habibullah brother on Saturday as Whitecaps FC Residency teams were action just across the border, taking on Crossfire Premier in Kirkland, Washington.


Older brother Massud Habibullah scored both goals in a 2-0 win for the ‘Caps.

“We had an excellent first half, we pressed well, we were dominant and looked strong,” head coach Adam Day told “The second half was more even, but what was pleasing was our reaction to defend key moments better under pressure. It was important to build our confidence.”



The U-15s put in a dominant 4-0 performance, with two goals from younger brother Kam Habibullah, and one each from Frixos Petsas and Paul Amedume.

“The team played some of our best football of the season again a competitive Crossfire team,” noted head coach James Merriman. “We took our goals very well, two good team goals to finish off some excellent build-up play. Our goalkeeper Ben Alexander also made big saves when needed. We will keep working as we prepare for two difficult games left to finish our season.”


In a battle of the top two teams in the Northwest Division, the 'Caps and Crossfire played to a 2-2 draw.

Simon Colyn scored both goals for the 'Caps, who remain one point ahead of Crossfire but sit in second place on points-per-game due to Crossfire's one game in hand.