It was a clean sweep for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Portland this past weekend. In addition to WFC2 winning 3-1 over Timbers 2 in USL action, both the U-18 and U-16 Residency teams also won against the Timbers in USSDA action.
With WFC2 head coach Alan Koch watching, the ‘Caps U-18s came out on the front foot from start to finish and walked away with a well-earned 1-0 victory.
Very quietly, the ‘Caps have now extended their unbeaten streak to 22 matches and have only lost once all season.
After a strong start, the scoring opened through a great combination. Terrell Smith, up from the U-16 team, sent a ball in to Patrick Izett. The ball was then crossed in from Izett, dummied by Gloire Amanda, and finished by Cole Morokhovich.
Despite continued pressure, the lone goal was enough to secure the win.
“Very pleased with the intensity and pressure for 90 minutes today,” said U-18 coach Rich Fagan after the match. “On another day we could have scored a few more.”
Lineup vs. Portland Timbers U-18
Luciano Trasolini; Terrell Smith (Frazer Poulter 72’), Andre Baires, Vana Markarian, Eric de Graaf; David Norman, Marcello Polisi (Liam McManaman 72’), Michael Baldisimo; Gloire Amanda, Cole Morokhovich, Patrick Izett (Nicolas Apostol 66’)
The U-16 ‘Caps retained their lead atop the Northwest Division with a 2-0 win in Portland.
Nicholas Fussell scored his third of the season before Alan Camacho added his team-leading 19th goal of the season in the victory.
Lineup vs. Portland Timbers U-16
Trevor Schneider; Gabriel Escobar, Liam Robinson (Christopher Guerreiro 65’), Brendan Skinner, Joel Harrison; Noah Verhoeven (Ali Zohar 60’), Nicholas Fussell (Alessandro Hojabrpour 55’), Andres Charles-Barrera; Theo Bair (Devin O’Hea 55’), Alan Camacho, Georges Mukumbilwa (Tudor Mihaila 65’)