Vancouver Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Yohei Takaoka has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 8.
The Japanese shot-stopper made seven saves to help the 'Caps extend their MLS unbeaten streak to six matches with a 0-0 draw at Austin FC. Takaoka has now kept three straight clean sheets in MLS play, as Whitecaps FC have not conceded a goal in their last 320 minutes of league play.
HIGHLIGHTS: Austin FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | April 15, 2023
Takaoka becomes the fifth Whitecaps FC player to be named to the MLS Team of the Matchday this season, joining Julian Gressel (Matchday 7), Ali Ahmed (Matchday 6), Simon Becher (Matchday 5, Matchday 6), and Tristan Blackmon (Matchday 4).
F: Dairon Asprilla (POR), Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ), Carlos Vela (LAFC)
M: Santiago Moreno (POR), Eduard Löwen (STL), Dániel Gazdag (PHI), Jared Stroud (STL)
D: Marco Farfan (DAL), Maxime Chanot (NYC), Richie Laryea (TOR)
GK: Yohei Takaoka (VAN)
Coach: Giovanni Savarese (POR)
Bench: Patrick Schulte (CLB), Paul Marie (SJ), Juan Mosquera (POR), Latif Blessing (NE), Lewis O’Brien (DC), Richard Ledezma (NYC), Riqui Puig (LA), Kerwin Vargas (CLT), Duncan McGuire (ORL)