On paper this game had a lot to offer. The teams are fairly evenly matched in the standing, and both eager to bolster the positions in the table. However, on the night both teams struggled in the last third of the field. The whitecaps especially in the first half squandered many chances by giving he ball away in prime scoring positions.
It took until the 7th minute of the second half for the scoring to open. Dallas’ Urruti calmly making his way past several Whitecaps defenders to place the ball neatly to the side of Ousted.
The goal did seem to spur the whitecaps, and in the 74th minute they responded with a sublime free kick from Christian Techera.
Other than these two strikes there were few chances on the night.
Man of the Match: Cristian Techera
52’ – DAL – Maximiliano Urruti
74’ – VAN – Cristian Techera