MONTERREY, MEXICO – In their first of three matches in Monterrey, the Whitecaps FC Development Squad played to a 2-2 draw against a side from Liga MX club CF Monterrey on Monday.
Thomas Raimbault scored the first goal for the ‘Caps, with the second coming from Emiliano Brienza on an assist from Patrick Metcalfe. The two goals conceded came on a penalty kick and corner kick.
The 'Caps twice came from behind to equalize, then finished the match strong as they pushed for a winner. Vasco Fry, Owen Antoniuk, Damiano Pecile, Massud Habibullah, and Nathan Demian all generated close chances to take the victory.
“There were a number of strong performances from our group,” said head coach Nick Dasovic. “Today was a good start, and that should set us up well for the rest of the trip.”
The next match for the ‘Caps comes on Thursday against University Tecnológico de Monterrey.
For more information on the Development Squad, visit whitecapsfc.com/devsquad.
Lineup vs. CF Monterrey
Thomas Hasal; Georges Mukumbilwa (T-Boy Fayia 63’), Gianfranco Facchineri, Nathan Demian, Gabriel Escobar; Damiano Pecile, Patrick Metcalfe; Vasco Fry, Emiliano Brienza, Kam Habibullah (Massud Habibullah 45’); Thomas Raimbault (Owen Antoniuk 74’)