BURNABY, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency teams hosted Crossfire Premier on the weekend. The U-18s played to a 1-1 draw, while the U-16s won 3-1.
Thomas Gardner had the goal for the U-18s as they maintained their spot at the top of the Northwest Division standings.
The 'Caps were without regulars Kadin Chung and Alphonso Davies, who both played with WFC2 in their 2-0 preseason win over UBC that evening.
Whitecaps FC U-18 vs. Crossfire Premier
Aidan Aylward; Andre Baires. Vana Markarian, Quinn Bredin, Eric de Graaf; Thomas Gardner, Marcello Polisi (Matthew Baldisimo 60'), David Norman; Daniel Sagno (Cole Morokhovich 60'), Gloire Amanda (Patrick Izett 71'), Terran Campbell
The U-16s came away with a 3-1 win, also firming their spot at the top of their Northwest Division.
Theo Bair opened the scoring only two minutes into the match. Alan Camacho then added second on 53 minutes. Crossfire pulled one back on 76 minutes, but Bair scored his second of the match five minutes later to ensure victory.
"A good display today against a determined team who are deservingly sitting in second place in our division," said U-16 head coach Adam Day. "I thought we controlled the game from start to finish. We did make things edgy with a lapse of concentration to allow them a goal from nowhere in the last five minutes of the match, but overall a competent performance from the boys."
Whitecaps FC U-16 vs. Crossfire Premier
Evan Ince; Nicolas Apostol (c), Liam Robinson, Joel Harrison, Terrell Smith; Andres Charles-Barrera, Noah Verhoeven (Jonas Hakkinen '65), Nicholas Fussell (Christopher Guerriero '65); Georges Mukumbilwa (Travis Selje '70), Alan Camacho, (Rees Goertzen '70), Theo Bair