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.”