NEWPORT, WALES – First win of the preseason: check.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC defeated the development side of English Football League One outfit Oxford United FC 4-0 on Monday in their second of three matches in Wales.
Erik Hurtado, Marcel de Jong, Kyle Greig, and Cristian Techera provided the scoring on a rainy morning at Dragon Park, the Welsh National Football Development Centre.
Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson fielded the same starting XI as he did three days ago against Cardiff City FC, featuring goalkeeper David Ousted, a back line of Jake Nerwinski, Tim Parker, Christian Dean, and Jordan Harvey, a midfield duo of Matias Laba and Andrew Jacobson, and an attacking foursome of wingers Alphonso Davies and Marcel de Jong, and forwards Erik Hurtado and Kekuta Manneh, who once again played centrally as a withdrawn striker.
Whitecaps FC conclude their preseason tour in the United Kingdom on Thursday against English Football League Championship side Bristol City FC (4 a.m. PT/12 p.m. local at The Vale – Hensol Park).
More to come.