U-17s vs. NYRB

Residency Report: U-17s conclude Winter Showcase against Red Bulls

Whitecaps FC U-17 Residency concluded their play at the 2017 Winter Showcase with a hard-fought match against the second ranked New York Red Bulls, falling by a 3-2 final score.

Scott Taylor had all three goals for the Red Bulls. He opened the scoring just two minutes into the match before the ‘Caps responded to tie it up at 1-1 on a Chance Carter goal in the 22nd minute.

After going into the break at 1-1, the Red Bulls retook the lead on 55 minutes. A 74th minute red card to New York saw the ‘Caps up a man for the remainder of the match, but it was the Red Bulls who scored the next goal on 81 minutes to go up 3-1.

With five minutes remaining Logan Chung scored for Vancouver to cut the deficit to 3-2, but no more goals would come as the ‘Caps suffered their third loss of the season.

“It’s hard to believe that we have lost the game today,” U-17 head coach Adam Day told whitecapsfc.com after the match. “I don’t think anyone would argue that we should have had four or five goals today, but the Red Bulls capitalized on all three of their chances and won the match. I’m satisfied that we played well against a good side, but in the end there are some very harsh lessons for the players over the past two games. Perhaps they didn’t deserve what they got, but they need to want it more and be more ruthless to progress in their careers.”

Lineup vs. New York Red Bulls
Chituru Odunze; T-boy Fayia, Nikolas White, Owen McBride, Christopher Lee (Logan Chung 67’); Ali Zohar, Chance Carter, Simon Colyn; Damiano Pecile (Matteo de Brienne 57’), Patrick Ruszczyk (Kyle Gomes 57’), Keisean Brooks
The 'Caps U-14s were also in action on the weekend, taking on a Vancouver Island Wave 2003 team. The Wave ended up taking a 3-2 final.
Sol Harrison scored the first 'Caps goal, assisted by Theo Afework. The second goal was scored by Afework, assisted by Matteo Campagna.
"It took us a bit to get into the game and we went into the break down 2-0," U-14 head coach Scott Howey told whitecapsfc.com. "After regrouping, we really lifted the level of our performance, which came with two deserved goals. We've been pleased with how far the group has come heading into the winter break."
Lineup vs. Vancouver Island Wave 2003
Max Anchor (Harrison Gough 40'); Josh Tome (Brandon Momotani 40'), Adam Kirby, Luke Norman (Kyle Degelman 60'), Jarrod Smith; Kyle Degelman (Sebastian Cenedese 40') , Matteo Campagna (c), Thomas Budisa; Kyle Dent, Yayo Mutombo (Theo Afework 40'), Jay Herdman (Sol Harrison 40')