U-13 celebration
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U-13s continue week in Mexico with 4-2 win over Jamaican side Harbour View FC

Following their participation in the 2016 U-13 CONCACAF Champions League, Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s young Residency players continued their week in Mexico City with a friendly match against Jamaica’s Harbour View FC on Wednesday.

In another strong overall performance from the group, the ‘Caps won 4-2 over their Caribbean opponents.

The Jamaicans came out strong with physical, skillful, and fast strikers and took an early 1-0 lead. But our Canadian boys responded with two good goals – first from Massud Habibullah, followed by an excellent volley from Kameron Habibullah to go up 2-1.

Harbour View FC answered right back on a superb free kick hit well into the top corner from the edge of the 18-yard box to make it 2-2 at halftime.

In the second half, the young ‘Caps adjusted and came out with more fluid possession, starting to create more chances. Two more goals from Massud Habibullah gave him a hat-trick on the day as the team played to a well-earned 4-2 victory.

“We’re happy with the growth of the group, both individually and collectively,” head coach James Merriman told whitecapsfc.com after the match. “This was another positive step as a young and new team today.”

SIDE KICKS

In between their time on the field, the team and their families have had time to visit some of the local sites of Mexico City.

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