WFC2 fall away from home in Kansas City

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LAWRENCE, KS – Whitecaps FC 2 fell 7-1 to fellow Western Conference side Sporting Kansas City II on Sunday at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas. 

The first half saw Kansas City get on the board through first team players Cam Duke, Stephen Afrifa, Felipe Hernández, and Danny Flores, with the latter slotting home a penalty kick past WFC2 goalkeeper Max Anchor.

In the second half, Alenis Vargas, Pau Vidal, and Andrew Draper found the back of the net for the home side.

WFC2 would grab a consolation in stoppage time at the end of the match, as Giovanni Aguilar played the ball forward to Levonte Johnson, who sent his right-footed strike into the bottom corner past SKC goalkeeper John Pulskamp to score his team-leading seventh goal of the season. Both Aguilar and Johnson were coming off appearances for the first team in the club's away match against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. 

Next up, the young 'Caps will now return home as they look forward for a pair of home matches at BC Place. First on the cards is a top of the table clash against Western Conference leaders Colorado Rapids 2 on Saturday, July 8, with kickoff set for 2 p.m. PT. Tickets are complimentary for Whitecaps FC MLS season ticket members, or $10 online. All youth 18 and younger get free access.


Referee: Adorae Monroy

Scoring Summary
19’ – SKC – Cam Duke (Ozzie Cisneros)
28’ – SKC – Stephen Afrifa (Felipe Hernández)
43’ – SKC – Felipe Hernández (Alenis Vargas)
45+3' – SKC – Danny Flores (penalty kick)
58' – SKC – Alenis Vargas (Cam Duke)
74' – SKC – Pau Vidal (penalty kick)
84' – SKC – Andrew Draper (Lucas Rosa)
90+3' – VAN – Levonte Johnson (Giovanni Aguilar)

Possession: SKC 60.3% - VAN 39.7%
Shots: SKC 26 - VAN 7
Shots on Goal: SKC 13 - VAN 1
Saves: SKC 0 - VAN 6
Fouls: SKC 8 - VAN 22
Offsides: SKC 2 - VAN 2
Corners: SKC 6 - VAN 4

24’ – VAN – Joshué Ndakala
48’ – VAN – Vasco Fry
90’ – VAN – Antoine Coupland

Sporting Kansas City II
1.John Pulskamp; 24.Kayden Pierre (44.Lucas Rosa HT), 82.Chris Rindov, 4.Robert Voloder, 33.Nati Clarke; 21.Felipe Hernández, 31.Danny Flores (57.Vitor Dias 72'), 28.Cam Duke (61.Josh Coan 59'); 70.Alenis Vargas (88.Andrew Draper 72'), 47.Stephen Afrifa (67.Pau Vidal 59'), 25.Ozzie Cisneros

Substitutes not used
99.Ethan Bandré, 39.Ethan Bryant, 45.Nassim Mekideche, 98.Sebastian Cruz

Whitecaps FC 2
50.Max Anchor; 46.Darko Ilić, 12.Karifa Yao, 95.Joshué Ndakala, 54.Mihail Gherasimencov; 41.Malcolm Johnston (66.Giovanni Aguilar HT), 52.Vasco Fry, 43.Antoine Coupland; 84.Christian Greco-Taylor (26.J.C Ngando HT), 44.Gloire Amanda © (42.Lowell Wright 62'), 76.Joe Hanson (28.Levonte Johnson HT)

Substitutes not used 
90.Cohen Park, 56.Lucas Dasovic