Bustos scores twice as WFC2 draw 2-2 in front of 2,200 in Langley

LANGLEY, BC – In front of a sell-out crowd of 2,200 at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park, Whitecaps FC 2 (11W-7L-9D) and Seattle Sounders FC 2 (9W-11L-7D) settled for a point each in their second meeting in four days.
 
It was another wild Cascadia battle featuring eight yellow cards between the two teams and one red card to Seattle. WFC2’s Marco Bustos and S2’s Jordan Schweitzer each scored two goals for their respective sides in the entertaining Labour Day battle.
 
After a tough 2-1 loss in Seattle on Friday, Whitecaps FC 2 made six changes to their starting lineup for Monday’s rematch. First team loans Cole Seiler, Brett Levis, Ben McKendry, Bustos, and Alphonso Davies slotted into the lineup, alongside Sean Melvin in net for the ‘Caps.
 
Whitecaps FC 2 got off to a flying start, notching the first goal in the third minute. Kyle Greig chested down a lofting cross from Seiler on the right side of the pitch. The ball fell right into the path of Bustos, who blasted it into the back of the net.
In the 17th minute, WFC2 showed some more promising movement up front, just missing the chance to get a second after Greig clattered a shot off the crossbar.
 
It was the visitors who got the next goal, tying up the score midway through the first half. With a chain of give-and-goes at the top of the eighteen, Schweitzer slotted the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.
 
Just before the end of the opening half, Seiler brought the crowd to life once more with a header from the top of the six-yard box off a Levis corner kick. Seattle goalkeeper Tyler Miller saved the ball on the line, holding the ‘Caps off once again and taking the teams to the halftime whistle tied at 1-1.
 
WFC2 made it two for the home side early on in the second, as Davies was taken down in the box by Schweitzer. Bustos converted the penalty kick, as his shot banked into the back of the net off the inside of the left post.
 
A minute later, Seattle went down to 10 men after Zach Mathers put a heavy tackle in on Levis in the ‘Caps end, earning him a straight red card with the majority of the half left to play.
 
The one-man disadvantage didn’t stop the visitors from evening up the score though, as Schweitzer scored another in the 80th minute, heading in a short cross from substitute Victor Mansaray. 
 
His goal would be the last of the match, as Whitecaps FC 2 and Sounders FC 2 settled for a 2-2 draw in Langley.
 
Next weekend, WFC2 return to Thunderbird Stadium to face Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. In their last meeting, the sides drew 1-1 at Switchbacks Stadium. Can the ‘Caps get three points with the home crowd on their side? Come on down to Thunderbird Stadium at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, to find out! Tickets are available here. The match is also a welcome to Scouts Canada members. To find out more about specially priced tickets for Scouts Canada members, e-mail kbriggs@whitecapsfc.com.
 
Attendance: 2,200
 
Scoring Summary
3’ – VAN – Marco Bustos (Kyle Greig)
21’ – SEA – Jordan Schweitzer (Irvin Parra)
50’ – VAN – Marco Bustos (penalty kick)
80’ – SEA – Jordan Schweitzer (Victor Mansaray)
 
Stats
Shots: VAN 8 –SEA 8
Shots on Goal: VAN 3 – SEA 3
Saves: VAN 3 – SEA 1
Corners: VAN 4 – SEA 4
 
Cautions
30’ – VAN – Brett Levis
42’ – SEA – Willy Kapawa
49’ – SEA – Jordan Schweitzer
57’ – VAN – Kyle Greig
60’ – SEA – Oniel Fisher
63’ – VAN – Daniel Haber
66’ – SEA – Devon Fisher
69’ – VAN – Christopher Diaz
 
Ejections
50’ – SEA – Zach Mathers
 
Whitecaps FC 2
40.Sean Melvin; 14.Cole Seiler, 51.Sem de Wit, 44.Pa-Modou Kah (48.Christopher Diaz 38’), 46.Brett Levis; 30.Ben McKendry, 38.Kianz Froese (65.Matthew Baldisimo 67’); 56.Daniel Haber, 32.Marco Bustos (64.Thomas Gardner 83’), 67.Alphonso Davies; 47.Kyle Greig (57.Thomas Sanner 76’)
 
Substitutes not used
39.Spencer Richey, 49.Fatawu Safiu, 62.Deklan Wynne
 
Seattle Sounders FC 2
1.Tyler Miller; 91.Oniel Fisher, 77.Jordy Delem, 25.Tony Alfaro, 81.Devon Fisher (53.Kei Tomozowa 79’); 34.Jordan Schweitzer, 92.Willy Kapawa (90.Mark O’Ojong 60’), 32.Zach Mathers; 95.Carlos Patino (80.Victor Mansaray 60’), 38.Irvin Parra, 17.Darwin Jones (36.Michael Nelson 90’)
 
Substitutes not used
22.Charlie Lyon, 46.Jamie Dimitroff, 50.Georg Armstrong
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