Wright and Ilić get on the board, but first-place Rapids take the win


DENVER, CO – Whitecaps FC 2 traveled to face Western Conference leaders Colorado Rapids 2 on Saturday, falling 6-2 at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium.

After going down 3-0 early, the 'Caps slowly battled back.

Late in the first half, Lowell Wright caught the goalkeeper off his line and lofted in a shot from the halfway line to cut the deficit to 3-1.

Then, second into the second half, Darko Ilić intercepted a pass at midfield and darted all the way into the box, finishing himself to make it 3-2.

But the comeback would fall short, as the Rapids had another fruitful 10-minute period to stretch out their lead and finish the match with a 6-2 victory.

WFC2 face another road match at Houston Dynamo 2 next Sunday, August 13. They then return home for a doubleheader with the first team at BC Place on Sunday, August 20, taking on Austin FC II.


Referee: Luis Arroyo 

Scoring Summary
26’ – COL – Rémi Cabral (Marlon Vargas)
30' – COL – Darren Yapi (Marlon Vargas)
33' – COL – Darren Yapi (Yosuke Hanya)
38' – VAN – Lowell Wright
46' – VAN – Darko Ilić
53' – COL – Rémi Cabral (Jackson Walti)
62' – COL – Oliver Larraz
65' – COL – Marlon Vargas (Oliver Larraz)

Possession: COL 62.3% - VAN 37.7%
Shots: COL 25 - VAN 7
Shots on Goal: COL 12 - VAN 3
Saves: COL 1 - VAN 6
Fouls: COL 9 - VAN 8
Offsides: COL 4 - VAN 1
Corners: COL 6 - VAN 0

55' – COL – Marlon Vargas
63' – VAN – Antoine Coupland
67' – VAN – Darko Ilić

Colorado Rapids 2
26.Abraham Rodriguez ©; 27.Sebastian Anderson (48.Logan Batiste HT), 64.Moise Bombito (46.Blake Malone HT), 30.Aboubacar Keita (54.Daniel Garcia HT), 99.Jackson Travis, 18.Oliver Larraz, 40.Robinson Aguirre, 39.Marlon Vargas, 47.Yosuke Hanya, 49.Rémi Cabral (44.Caique de Brito 59'), 77.Darren Yapi (41.Jackson Walti HT)

Substitutes not used
51.Adam Beaudry, 52.Pariss Mitchell, 58.Keith Chavarria, 71.Dillon Serna

Whitecaps FC 2
50.Max Anchor; 95.Joshué Ndakala, 53.Simone Masi (59.Jeevan Badwal 70'), 56.Lucas Dasovic; 46.Darko Ilić, 43.Antoine Coupland (76.Joe Hanson 81'), 66.Giovanni Aguilar ©️, 41.Malcolm Johnston (84.Christian Greco-Taylor 72'), 54.Mihail Gherasimencov (57.Elage Bah 57'); 42.Lowell Wright, 44.Gloire Amanda

60.Trystan Read, 83.Finn Linder