TORONTO, ON – Vancouver Whitecaps FC fell to Toronto FC 1-0 in a close one at BMO Field on Friday evening in MLS regular season action.
After an evenly paced beginning to the match, TFC opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a fast-paced Richie Laryea shot into the bottom right corner of the net, just past the outstretched fingers of a diving Thomas Hasal.
That 1-0 score line would stand for the remainder of the match as Vancouver found themselves just short of netting an equalizer on multiple occasions. A solid defensive effort in the second half as well as another strong outing from Thomas Hasal with seven saves were not enough to top the reigning Eastern Conference champions.
Next up the ‘Caps will travel to Stade Saputo to face Montreal Impact on Tuesday, August 25. Kickoff in Quebec is at 5 p.m. PT live on TSN1/4 and TSN Radio 1040.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Patrick Metcalfe made his first MLS start, becoming the ninth Academy product to start for Whitecaps FC... Hasal's save total was just one short of his career-high, set against Sporting Kansas City in the Round of 16 at the MLS is Back Tournament.
VWFC Man of the Match: Thomas Hasal
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
15’ – TOR – Richie Laryea (Alejandro Pozuelo)
Possession: TOR 67.4% – VAN 32.6%
Shots: TOR 15 – VAN 6
Shots on Goal: TOR 8 – VAN 1
Saves: TOR 1 – VAN 7
Fouls: TOR 14 – VAN 8
Offsides: TOR 5 – VAN 1
Corners: TOR 6 – VAN 3
36’ – TOR – Liam Fraser
55’ – VAN – Andy Rose
84’ – TOR – Pablo Piatti
86’ – TOR – Alejandro Pozuelo
16.Quentin Westberg; 96.Auro, 44.Omar González, 23.Chris Mavinga, 22.Richie Laryea (2.Justin Morrow 67'); 7.Pablo Piatti (26.Laurent Ciman 84'), 27.Liam Fraser (8.Marco Delgado 57'), 4.Michael Bradley ©, 21.Jonathan Osorio (18.Nick DeLeon 83'); 10.Alejandro Pozuelo; 17.Jozy Altidore (13.Patrick Mullins HT)
Substitutes not used
25.Alex Bono, 3.Eriq Zavaleta, 9.Erickson Gallardo, 31.Tsubasa Endoh
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
51.Thomas Hasal; 28.Jake Nerwinski (11.Cristian Dájome 71'), 15.Andy Rose, 4.Ranko Veselinović (14.Theo Bair 88'), 13.Derek Cornelius, 53.Ali Adnan; 32.Patrick Metcalfe, 17.Leonard Owusu (27.Ryan Raposo 71'), 31.Russell Teibert ©; 87.Tosaint Ricketts (7.David Milinkovic 78'), 9.Lucas Cavallini
Substitutes not used
1.Bryan Meredith, 3.Cristián Gutiérrez, 20.Jasser Khmiri, 55.Michael Baldisimo, 56.Georges Mukumbilwa