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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo at B.C. Place on September 14, 2019. Photo: Har Journalist.

VANCOUVER, B.C – On a rain soaked Saturday night at B.C. Place, Whitecaps FC earned their 7th victory of the season thanks to a 2-1 draw over the Houston Dynamo. A crowd of 17,382 watched Fredy Montero come off the bench to score the match winner in the 90th minute.

Vancouver improves to 7-15-9 on the season with 30 points. The Dynamo’s chase to the MLS playoffs takes a crushing blow as they fall to 10-16-4 with 34 points.

“I think we deserve the three points.” Whitecaps FC Coach Marc Dos Santos told reporters post match. “This week, the thing we spoke the most about (was) what are the reasons we play for when you have four games to play and there’s no playoffs.

You play for your teammates and for the group that is (training) every day. You play for sponsors, for the club that pays you, for the club that brought you in and believes in you. You play for the fans that, even (when) knocked out, still come in and buy tickets and support the team and follow the team. We have a lot to play for. That’s the right mentality to have.”

Whitecaps FC goalkeeper, Zac MacMath made fives saves to earn his first victory with Vancouver. The veteran MLS keeper also earned his 47th career MLS win.

Number one goalkeeper, and MLS saves leader, Max Crepeau was out of the eighteen due to an ankle injury he picked up while on national team duty with Canada. MacMatch earned his 6th start of the season for Vancouver.

“Zac has worked really hard,” Doneil Henry explained post-match to Har Journalist. “Max (Crepeau) has done really well this season, and solidified himself as a number one keeper. Zac, I thought he did really well today. It’s good for his confidence, and good for the team to know that whenever he’s called upon, he can play.”

Vancouver started in a 4-3-3 formation with Tosaint Ricketts leading the line, flanked by Yordy Reyna, and Michaell Chirinos. It was a familiar story for Whitecaps FC as they struggled to create scoring chances in the final third of play.

Fighting to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot, the visiting Houston Dynamo weren’t much better. Coach Davy Arnaud deployed his Forever Orange in a 4-2-3-1 formation. While Mauro Manotas started up top, he didn’t create much. The service from his teammates just wasn’t there. It was a quiet first half, as neither side looked dangerous offensively.

The tide quickly turned in favour of the home side as Vancouver earned a penalty in the 53′ minute. Yordy Reyna sent a free kick into the Dynamo wall that was handled by Manotas. Referee, Robert Sibiga immediately pointed to the spot.

“It’s changing the game.” Dos Santos added. “Am I for VAR? Yes, but limited things. What’s changing is those goals. When I was a kid and you’d (see) players scoring, taking off their jersey, running in the crowd. Now, you score and there’s always suspense. The crowd gets up (in a) good-environment goal, then there’s suspense. That’s killing the game. It’s sad.”

As is with most Whitecaps FC matches, the penalty shout was turned over to a Video Assistant Review (VAR). However, this time, the decision from VAR was confirmed.

“I’m happy,” Henry said. “I’m not going to talk about the VAR, and get myself into trouble. It’s really good that we got one in our favour.”

Vancouver’s designed player, Hwang In-Beom stepped up to take the penalty. In-Beom sent Joe Willis the wrong way to score the opening goal of the match.

The visitors tied the match in the 78th thanks to sloppy rebound control from MacMath. Maynor Figueroa fired on target. MacMath and his defenders failed to clear the rebound. Manotas was a in a perfect position to pounce on the rebound to square the match.

Houston Dynamo held a private closed door meeting following the loss to Vancouver. Swedish international, Adam Lundqvist, spoke post-match about the mood of the team.

“We all knew that the performance was there, it’s just that we were lack in (a) different part of the game. Like I said, we can’t let this affect us anymore. There’s a new game next week, so like I said, there’s another game and you can always move forward. We have to take the positives of this game, keep learning and keep moving forward.”

Just as it looked like both teams were going to settle for a 1-1 draw, Whitecaps FC were able to nic a goal at the death. Montero nut-megged, Houston’s keeper to rescue all three points for Vancouver.

The 32-year-old has been in and out of Vancouver’s starting lineup this season, but he has remained patient and focused. Montero’s winning goal, was also his first goal form open play since May 10, 2019.

“Fredy from the beginning, if he’s in the team, or out of the team,” Henry said. “His mentality, and his attitude never changes. He’s not one of those players that slacks off. He keeps good tendencies, and good qualities as a player. I think that’s why Fredy has always done good at every level.”

Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to continue to play spoiler as they host Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, September 21 at B.C. Place.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Starting XI: Zac MacMath; Ali Adnan, Derek Cornelius, Doneil Henry(C), Scott Sutter; Russell Teibert, Andy Rose, Hwang In-Beom; Michaell Chirinos, 71 (Theo Bair), Tosaint Ricketts, 81 (Fredy Montero), Yordy Reyna, 90, (Lass Bangoura). 4-3-3

Houston Dynamo Starting XI: Joe Wilis; Adam Lundqvist, Maynor Figueroa, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Jose Bizama; Boniek Garcia, Tommy McNamara, 72 (Memo Rodriguez), Matias Vera; Christian Ramirez, 83 (Ronaldo Pena), Mauro Manotas, Tomas Martinez, 60 (Alberth Elis). 4-2-3-1

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VANCOUVER, B.C – Canada Men’s National Team coach, John Herdman, caused quite a commotion over the weekend with his comments regarding Canada’s back-four and the tier he believes they are in. Whether you agree or disagree that Canada has a “Tier 3” back four, Herdman’s remarks on live television caught a lot of people off guard.

Whitecaps FC centre-back, and Canadian international Doneil Henry wasn’t surprised.

“No, not when you have a solid relationship with your coach,” Henry explained exclusively to Har Journalist. “I talked to John. Nothing to really comment on it. I understand what your guys job is, and I understand my role as a teammate, and building with the national team. There’s no divide within the team. As a unit we lost, and we underachieved.”

Off the pitch, it sends a poor message when your coach offers public criticism. Canada Soccer had a quick explanation, and clarification of Herdman’s words. A lot of supporters, and media, just aren’t tiertering on believing what’s being peddled.

Herdman’s view of tiers, according to Canada Soccer, are of the following.

Tier 1: England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy.

Tier 2: Belgium, Turkey, Mexico.

Tier 3: MLS, Brazil, Argentina, Japan.

The 26-year-old, Henry, was part of Canada’s back-four that was upset by Hati in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup. He is not about to be tier’d apart by outside noise.

“Comments on tier 1, 2, 3, 4, whatever is is… The coaching staff, players, we’re all on the same page,” Henry said. “We’re just going to look forward to the games in September.”

The former West Ham defender declined to discuss his phone call with Herdman.

“It’s between me and the coach. Like I said, there’s no divide. We’re all on the same page, We look forward to our games coming up in September.”

78th FIFA ranked Canada, will take on Cuba, and the United States in the Concacaf Nations League in September, October, and November. Canada’s home matches will take place at BMO Field in Toronto.

Henry is focused on turning a corner, and progressing with Canada.

“We think about the future, and we think about the nations league, qualifying, and the points system. We need to continue to gain points so our FIFA rank goes up. Especially in the group stages of Concacaf. We definitely understand what’s in front of us.” Henry added.

Canada has shown progress under the guidance of Herdman, with wins over, Cuba (7-0), Martinique (4-0), French Guiana (4-1), Saint Kitts and Nevis (1-0), Dominica (5-0), U.S. Virgin Islands (8-0), and New Zealand (1-0).

Canada’s losses have come at the hands of Mexico (3-1), and Hati (3-2).

“I think that we’ve done really well,” Henry explained. In nine games, we’ve had two losses. We’ve achieved and broken records with the national team so many times in the year, and all we can talk about is the negative stuff that happened.”

“We played Mexico who won the Gold Cup, and we had a loss where I thought we lost that game ourselves as a national team. I don’t think it had anything to do with style of play or the way we play our tier of players. We were so upset by how we let it go after being in total control. It’s a learning curve for everybody.”

At the club level, Henry is doubtful for Whitecaps FC’s next match on Saturday when Vancouver travels to Ohio to take on FC Cincinnati. Henry took a sharp knee to the back during Vancouver’s nil-nil draw against Minnesota Untied FC last weekend.

The Brampton, Ontario native, has been jogging, and running laps during training this week, but he hasn’t trained with his teammates. Henry visited a doctor on Tuesday. His road to recovery, and return to play are unknown at this time.

“I got a super knee to the back,” Henry explained. “Everything just went. I don’t know exactly what it is, but my back is really stiff. (I’m) just taking it day-by-day, hopefully I feel better, and I can get back out there.”

There is no need to get tiery-eyed, Canada Soccer, and Doneil Henry have moved on from an unfortunate slip of words. Canada has a bright, and promising future ahead, and it starts with the Concacaf Nations League.

 

 

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Sporting Kansas City at B.C. Place on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Photo: Har Journalist.

VANCOUVER, B.C – Whitecaps FC’s winless streak has stretched to seven matches following a 3-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City. An own goal started the barrage before, Felipe Gutierrez, Gerso Fernandes scored for the visitors in front of 18,700 disappointed fans at B.C. Place.

“At this stage right now, we’re a little bit fragile,” Whitecaps FC Coach Marc Dos Santos, said post-match. “We’re in a position that every time the opponent scores, it looks heavy. We need to have a different type of mental toughness and react in a better way. When that happens, it’s hard. I have to apologize to the fans for the first half. That’s where the game happened. It was very sloppy, lack of intensity, lack of willingness mentally, not in the game for a game that’s so important for us.”

Vancouver drops to bottom of the western conference table with 20-points from a 4-9-8 record. Whitecaps FC are the only MLS side with as few as four wins this season. The Caps home record sinks to 3-4-4 with a road trip to Gillette Stadium up next.

“We’re trying everything,” Dos Santos said. “The positive of the game was Theo Bair. It was positive to have him there. It was positive to see what he tried to bring to the team. That’s great, that’s a positive sign. At this point, we’re trying everything to create. We’re trying everything to find the best solution possible.”

Sporting Kansas City improve to 6-7-7 on the campaign with 25-points.

Tim Melia made six saves to earn his sixth win, and fourth clean sheet of the season.

Looking to snap a six match winless streak, Marc Dos Santos deployed an aggressive 3-5-2 formation with Yordy Reyna, and Theo Bair leading the line. The 19-year-old, Bair, made his first MLS start, and did not look out of place generating a few scoring chances.

“Lots of adrenaline,” Bair described his first start. “Felt good, I think that it was unfortunate, not to get the lead but it’s a progress, we have a good group of players, good team and I think that as long as we believe in each other, the season will go well from here.”

Sporting Kansas City opened the scoring in the 24′ minute off a lucky deflection. Felipe Gutierrez found Gerso inside the Vancouver box. Gerso sent a cross in on goal, that bounced off Ali Adnan’s foot, and into the vacated Whitecaps FC net for an own goal.

Vancouver’s leading scorer, Fredy Montero missed the match due to a straight red card he picked up on July 6 against LAFC. Once again, Whitecaps FC struggled to create offence in the final third.

The one-goal advantage for Kansas City felt like a much larger deficit.

“It’s tough,” Doneil Henry said. “The defence has done really well. It’s a lot of pressure. It’s tough, I don’t know. I don’t want to make any excuses for why or what’s going on. But when you’re playing in a team that’s not doing as well as we want to be doing, it’s really easy to point the finger. But as a club, we’re not doing well. I think it’s kind of harsh to just say that the defence as of late has been doing poorly; as a team we’ve been doing poorly, and that needs to change.”

Whitecaps FC had a fantastic opportunity to square the match in the 47′ minute off a free kick. Inbeom sent a curling attempt over the Sporting Kansas City wall. Melia made a wonderful diving save to deny Vancouver a quick second half equalizer.

Vancouver’s brief glimmer of hope was quickly dashed in the 57′ minute when Sporting Kansas City doubled their lead. Gerso found, Felipe Gutierrez breaking into the Vancouver box. The Chilean international, caught Zac MacMath going the wrong way, and scored his eighth goal of the season to give Sporting Kansas City a commanding 2-0 lead.

Coach Peter Vermes squad wasn’t done scoring, as Gerso got in on the action. Second half substitutes, Kristian Nemeth, and Johnny Russell did all the working setting up Gerso in front of goal. MacMath was out position, and Gerso scored his first of the season.

“We know where we want to be and to be there we have to play every game to win, so doesn’t matter if we’re playing at home or away, you got to start the game, pass and try to score it as soon as we can.” Gerso said post-match.

Vancouver followed up a shocking 6-1 performance against LAFC last weekend, with abysmal effort at home. Whitecaps FC lacked creativity on offence, and did not do enough defensively to stop Sporting Kansas City.

To no surprise, supporters boo’d Whitecaps FC off the pitch at full-time.

Whitecaps FC will look to snap a seven match winless streak, in all competitions, when they travel to Foxboro to take on the New England Revolution on Wednesday, July 17.

“We just need to take it game by game,” Bair explained. “New England is a good opponent but I think that as long as we get together, get our heads straight, we can beat them.”

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Starting XI: Zac MacMath; Andy Rose, Doneil Henry, Erik Godoy; Ali Adnan, PC, 60 (Russell Teibert), Jon Erice(C), 60 (Lucas Venuto), Inbeom, Jake Nerwinski, 89 (Joaquin Ardaiz); Theo Bair, Yordy Reyna. 3-5-2

Sporting Kansas City Starting XI: Tim Melia; Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler(C), Botond, Barath, Graham Zusi; Gedion Zelalem, 65 (Benny Feilhaber), Illie Sanchez, Felipe Gutierrez; Daniel Salloi, 89 (Johnny Russell), Yohan Croizet 71 (Krisztian Nemeth), Gerso. 4-3-3

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VANCOUVER, B.C – The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup begins on Friday, June 7. Fans from around the world will be tuning in for a month of fantastic women’s football. Twenty-four teams will compete in France, for a chance to hoist the World Cup on July 7, in Lyon.

Canada will take on Group E opponents, Cameroon, New Zealand, and the Netherlands in Montpellier (June 10), Grenoble (June 15), Reims (June 20). There will be a sense of familiarity for no.5 ranked Canada, who also faced New Zealand and the Netherlands when Canada hosted the 2015 World Cup. Canada earned a draw vs both countries.

Just like fans across the country, Vancouver Whitecaps FC players will be cheering on Canada. Many Whitecaps FC players know the Canada’s women’s national team, and have met, trained, and been in the same environment representing Canada.

While on an MLS Gold Cup break, several Whitecaps FC players shared their thoughts on Canada’s chances at the World Cup, and the brilliance that is, Christine Sinclair.

“Yeah, I support them,” Doneil Henry explained to Har Journalist. “I love our women’s national team. Jordyn Huitema, just signed at PSG, and (Janine) Beckie at Man City. We have some really talented women on the national team. I’m excited to see them continue to go far. Knowing that John (Herdman) has a lot of history with the women’s side, and the respect that he has for them. I just wish them the best. I just know that they’ll do us all proud.”

“They’re a great team,” Russell Teibert said. “From what I know, from Canada Soccer, they’re going to be a hard working team. They’re going to do everything possible to keep Canada at the top of women’s soccer. We’re familiar with the team, because John (Herdman) was the women’s national team coach. I think we’re all together as a family in Canada Soccer.”

“They’ll get out of it (Group E) for sure,” Max Crepeau predicted. “No pressure on the women’s team, but they’re really really good, honestly. In the last few years, they’ve been dominate, I’m pretty confident that we’ll get out of the group. I hope they go to the semis, but one game, at a time.”

“I’ve been in the Whitecaps program since I was fifteen ” Theo Bair revealed. “I made some friends at school along the way. Elite Girls players, Julia Grosso, Jordyn Huitema, and Jayde Riviere. All three, really good players, promising players for Canada, and my good friends. I’ve seen all of them work, not only on the field, but off the field. They’re great athletes, people, great students, and I think that applies both ways.”

Christine Sinclair is arguably the greatest professional football player Canada has ever had. As she closes in on U.S. Soccer great, Abby Wambach’s, all-time goal-scoring record of 184 goals. Whitecaps FC players can’t wait to see Sinclair make history and set the record. It’s quite likely that Sinclair won’t remain on her 181 goal total for very long.

“Sincy’s been doing it forever,” Henry said. “Since I was a young one with Toronto, I’ve been seeing her score goals, everywhere, at every stage. I can’t wait for her to beat it, because she’s definitely going to do it.”

“I just think she’s the best Canadian soccer player,” Derek Cornelius added. “She carries herself very well. She’s a good role model for a lot of the ladies coming up. She just leads our country in the right way, and of course she’s a great soccer player.”

“I think it’s going to happen,” Brett Levis said with confidence. “I think it would be huge for soccer players all over Canada, for us to hold a record like that. It’s pretty unbelievable.”

“The killer instinct,” Crepeau said of Sinclair. “You have half a chance and you create a goal out of it. This is why she’s on top of the list for sure.”

As we witnessed four years ago, Canada’s women’s national team has the ability to capture the entire country from coast to coast. Canada is in with a real shout to make some damage at the World Cup. Twenty-three players will represent the red and white in France. Whitecaps FC players will be among the biggest supporters of the women’s team.

“We love our women’s national team,” Henry beamed. “While the men were in a slump for a very long time, the women have held the country really proud. The women are great. They’re tenacious. I think we’re definitely one of the few nations on the women’s side who can definitely win it.”

“Absolutely, I’ll follow,” Teibert said. “I’m a big supporter of Canada Soccer. I was a big supporter of the women’s team when they were here. I really enjoyed going to watch the games at B.C. Place.”

“I’m excited, I think it’s a very exciting team,” Levis explained. “I know they have a lot of young players. They’ve got some Whitecaps REX Girls players, hopefully they get their opportunity. It’s always fun to see the country rally around when the World Cup comes around. I’m just excited to watch.”

“As long as they played united,” Bair explained. “They’re a very strong group. I’ll tune in when I can, as long as I don’t have training. I’ll try to watch them because I want to support them.”

The football world, isn’t all that big. When Canada is on the biggest stage, they can know that there will be support in all corners of the country. Whitecaps FC players want to see them do well and succeed. Canada Soccer is one big family.

 

 

 

 

 

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VANCOUVER, B.C – The Toronto Raptors will make history tonight when they host the Golden State Warriors in the first NBA Final game outside of the United States. The Raptors have the support of the an entire country behind them from coast to coast.

The support extends to Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s biggest Raptors fan, Doneil Henry. The 26-year-old Henry, has fond memories of going to games with his family, well before the ‘We The North’, Drake, Raptors brand took off to unexpected levels.

“I had an aunt that use to bring me out to the Raptors games,” Henry explained exclusively to Har Journalist. “When Vince Carter was there. Just when Toronto started to have a buzz around basketball. Carter, the Junk Yard Dog (Jerome Williams), Mo Pete (Morris Peterson), these are the type of guys I think about when I think about the Raptors.”

The Brampton, Ontario native is a primo Raptors fan. He has lived through all the ups and downs from Alonzo Mourning, Rafael Araujo, to Andrea Bargnani. Henry knows that building a championship contender takes time, it can’t be build overnight. Seeing the Raptors in the NBA Finals after twenty-four years makes it all that more enjoyable.

“I’m a real fan, I’m not a hater,” Henry explained. “I’m the type of guy, it doesn’t matter how the team is doing. We trust the process. I’m a sportsman, I understand the game from a professional level. I know it’s not easy for a player, or management. Everybody wants to do well, and sometimes it takes time to get all the pieces right.”

Toronto Raptors President, Masai Ujiri, has found the right pieces to put his team in a position to upset one of the best NBA teams to take to the hardcourt. Kyle Lowry was always an x-factor, but adding Kawhi Leonard has helped the Raptors reach new heights. It has also helped having nemesis, LeBron James in the western conference with the LA Lakers.

The Warriors are a once in a generation NBA franchise. They have re-written the book on how to play basketball. There is no poor shot when Steph Curry pulls up. Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala all know what it takes to win an NBA title. Even with Kevin Durant waiting on the sidelines. Henry isn’t wavering.

“I have no fear, I have no worries,” Henry revealed. “I believe in the team, we have really good players. If any games I felt like we were in any trouble, it was the (Milwaukee) Bucks. No-one can mark (Giannis) Antetokounmpo. He’s a great player, young player, explosive, and aggressive.”

“I think that with Golden State, we match up better with them,” Henry continued. “We have lock down defenders that can defend the perimeter. Now it’s the question of who is going to guard Kawhi…”

Toronto could be the toughest team the Warriors have faced in the previous four NBA Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers tried, but only managed to win once. For Henry, it’s not a matter of if the Raptors will win, but how many games it will take.

“Six, in The Six.” Henry said with confidence.

“I love the Toronto Raptors,” Henry beamed. “It’s really good to see that we’re in the finals.”

If the Raptors win game six at Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California, Henry will be ready to celebrate in his own special way. You won’t see him in his favourite purple Tracy McGrady jersey cheering on Yonge Street during a potential parade.

“Nope, I’m not into all of that.” Henry said.

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VANCOUVER, B.C – It’s back to back results for Vancouver Whitecaps FC at B.C. Place after earning a 1-1 draw at home to the Philadelphia Union. Doneil Henry opened the scoring with his second goal of the season, only to see Kacper Przybylko score in the second half.

A crowd of 17,835 was on hand to see Whitecaps FC improve to 1-5-3 on the season.

While Vancouver created numerous scoring opportunities they had trouble finishing in the final third. Coach Marc Dos Santos was left feeling frustrated by the result.

“We did enough to win the game,” Dos Santos said post-match. “We created enough opportunites, but if you don’t finish your chances, you’re always playing on the edge. In this league the teams are good, everybody has some qualities. So you can’t play like that all the time in the edge. I felt that we did enough in the 90 minutes overall to win the game and today we lost two points.”

In his first career MLS start, Pennsylvania native, Matt Freese, made four saves. The 20-year-old, was cool under pressure as he made sure his team earned a valuable point on the road.

“It felt really great to be in net,” Freese told reporters. “Looking back at the whole game, it was definitely an exciting game. It was fast paced, especially on the turf. That was a pretty even match, both sides getting some chances. I think we played well, it wasn’t our best game, but I’m really happy that we fought back and got the point in the end.”

Yordy Reyna was the most noticeable Whitecap in the opening forty-five. The Peruvian international was had his best showing of the season. Reyna hit the crossbar in the 14th’ minute. He also had an opportunity to score in the 35′ minute, when Freese was forced into making a terrific point blank save.

“Yordy does everything that I think a number nine should do,” Dos Santos explained. “He deserves the goal, but it’s an example for the other number nines also to look at. When he doesn’t have the ball he’s very loyal to the team. He runs, he steps, he presses, not only the centre back but if their defensive midfielder has the ball, he turns and he comes in and presses them.”

Whitecaps FC broke through with the opening goal of the match in the 41 minute. Centre back, Doneil Henry smashed home a header off a Ali Adnan corner. The Union failed to cover Henry, and his second goal of the season gave Vancouver a 1-0 advantage.

Vancouver looked to double their lead after the interval. Reyna was off to the races, but he was just too fast. He chipped Freese, and began his goal celebration before his tally was called back for being offside.

“He’s always in movement,” Dos Santos said. “Always trying to make important runs. Then again he needs to be sharper when he’s around the box, but he knows that, he’s working on it. Today he deserved a goal, it’s very sad that he had to come out because I felt that we were good in the game. Coming out it forced a substitution, and we lost a bit of [momentum] once he came off.”

It wasn’t all good news for Yordy Reyna, and he was forced to exit the match in the 65′ minute. Reyna pulled up and looked to be favouring his left hamstring. He was helped off the pitch, and replaced by striker, Joaquin Ardaiz.

Philadelphia quickly tied the match 1-1 in the 66 minute. Ali Adnan lost the ball, and Kacper Przybylko was in a prime position to race in on Max Crepeau. The 26-year-old picked the perfect time to score his first career MLS goal, in his first MLS start.

“When I scored the goal, there was no feeling, but I just wanted to continue and to win the game, and to score the next goal.”

Whitecaps FC did everything they needed to do, except earn all three points. The Caps dictated play, had plenty of scoring chances, but could not break the Union. Philadelphia played a strong road match. It was clearly a match of two points lost for the home side.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Starting XI: Maxime Crepeau; Ali Adnan, Doneil Henry, Erik Godoy, Jake Nerwinski; Russell Teibert, Jon Erice(C), In-Boem Hwang; Victor PC Giro, 79 (Lass Bangoura), Yordy Reyna, 65 (Joaquin Ardaiz), Lucas Venuto. 4-3-3

Philadelphia Union Starting XI: Matt Freese; Ray Gaddis, Auston Trusty, Jack Elliott, Olivier Mbaizo; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya(C), Brenden Aaronson, 60 (Picault), Jamiro Monteiro; Kacper Pryzbylko, David Accam, 75 (Warren Creavalle). 4-4-2

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