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PLASTIC PITCH has launched! Canadian Soccer. Canadian Stories.

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Camilo wins final Player of the Month award for 2013

Camilo

Camilo

Even after the Whitecaps have wrapped up their playoff-less season, Camilo continues to earn the accolades.

On Thursday, Camilo won his second Player of the Month honour of the MLS season. He got the most first-place votes out of the membership of the North American Soccer Reporters.

Camilo’s been player of the week four times, player of the month twice, and he’s won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in MLS. Had the Whitecaps made the playoffs, even the play-in game, we’d be talking about the Brazilian as the leading MVP candidate. Instead, that vote is wide open.

Camilo scored six times in October, including a hat trick in the final regular-season match of the season after the Whitecaps had already been eliminated from the playoffs.
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Camilo claims MLS scoring title with season-ending hat trick

Camilo

Camilo

The Vancouver Whitecaps won’t be competing for this year’s MLS Cup, but they finished their 2013 season in style with a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at BC Place Sunday, thanks to Camilo.

The Brazilian’s spectacular hat-trick fired him to 22 goals, good for most in Major League Soccer, and a worthy winner of the Golden Boot.

He opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, blasting home from the spot after Kekuta Manneh generated a penalty after Marvell Wynne took the rookie down in the penalty area.

Camilo looked as if he was going to allow Lee Young-Pyo to take the penalty, but after a discussion the defender opted to take it to bring the score to 1-0.
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Gabriel Torres, the man who ended the Whitecaps’ playoff dream, named MLS Player of the Week

Gabriel Torres put the final stake through the heart of the Whitecaps' playoff hopes.

Gabriel Torres put the final stake through the heart of the Whitecaps’ playoff hopes.

The man who ended the Vancouver Whitecaps’ playoff hopes is the MLS Player of the Week.

Gabriel Torres, whose rocket of a shot was the margin of difference in Colorado’s 3-2 win over Vancouver on Saturday, got the most first-place votes from the members of the North American Soccer Reporters.

Torres scored right after Camilo had equalized for Vancouver on a penalty kick.

The win mathematically eliminated the Whitecaps from playoff contention.
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Rocky Mountain low: Whitecaps’ playoff hopes die in the Denver suburbs

Gabriel Torres put the final stake through the heart of the Whitecaps' playoff hopes.

Gabriel Torres put the final stake through the heart of the Whitecaps’ playoff hopes.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are officially out of the playoff picture, after falling 3-2 to the Colorado Rapids in Commerce City, Colo. Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Gabriel Torres struck the decisive goal for the home side in the 77th minute with a shot from outside the 18-yard box, just two minutes after Camilo brought Vancouver level at 2-2 from the penalty spot.

That was the Rapids’ Designated Player’s second strike of the game, after he scored his side’s first in the 41st minute from the penalty spot himself. Rookie Deshorn Brown also scored for Colorado as that team clinched a playoff spot, capitalizing on a straight goal kick the Vancouver backline failed to deal with in the 51st minute.

Camilo and Kekuta Manneh scored for the visitors in defeat. Manneh opened the scoring in the 32nd minute with a long-range strike that picked the top corner of Clint Irwin’s goal.

Brown’s goal in particular will likely be remembered as the key moment in the match, as it was a simple play that both the team’s defenders and its goalkeeper failed to read.
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Hat trick is like Manneh from heaven for the Whitecaps

Kekuta Manneh

Kekuta Manneh

Three goals from rookie Kekuta Manneh kept the Vancouver Whitecaps in the hunt for a spot in the MLS Cup playoffs, as the visitors claimed a surprising 4-1 win over the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field Wednesday night.

Mauro Rosales gave the Sounders a bit of hope by bringing the score to 3-1 in the 69th minute, before Nigel Reo-Coker scored a stinker of a goal in the 82nd minute past Michael Gspurning in a play the goalkeeper will surely have nightmares about.

The hat-trick is the first such feat of a Whitecap in the Major League Soccer era and, more significantly, the 18-year-old Manneh is the youngest player in league history to score three times in a game.

The result propels Vancouver to 45 points, three back of the Los Angeles Galaxy, who sits in the fifth and final Western Conference playoff spot.

Manneh opened the scoring 12 minutes in, getting on the end of a headed pass from Daigo Kobayashi. Gspurning got a touch on the Gambian’s strike, but not enough, as the ball bounced into his goal.
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Camilo’s crazy strikes earn him his third Player of the Week selection of 2013

Camilo

Camilo

You know that you’ve had a special game when you score a spectacular free-kick goal from outside the area… and that’s NOT the goal everyone is talking about.

But that’s the case with Camilo, the Vancouver Whitecaps forward who has been named the MLS Player of the Week for the third time this season. He got the most first-place votes from the membership of the North American Soccer Reporters.

Camilo scored his 17th and 18th goals of the season on Sunday, both of them equalizers, in a 2-2 draw with Portland at BC Place. Now, the draw didn’t help the Whitecaps very much; Vancouver is six points adrift of the Western Conference’s final playoff slot with just three games left on the schedule.

But, heck, Camilo’s goals were simply spectactular. The 30-yard free kick strike. Meh. Just a sign of what was to come.
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Camilo’s amazing brace puts shine on disappointing draw for Whitecaps

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Camilo

A Camilo brace wasn’t enough for the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday, as they drew 2-2 with the Portland Timbers at BC Place.

The game’s most frantic moments occurred during a four-minute spell around the 75th minute, as Donovan Ricketts stopped Kekuta Manneh from close range before denying Camilo seconds later.

Camilo would score though a minute later, picking the bottom left corner of Ricketts’ goal from a dead ball 30 yards out to bring the score level at 1-1 and cancel out Darlington Nagbe’s 41st-minute opener.

Will Johnson fired the visitors ahead in the 77th minute, hitting a shot into the bottom left corner of David Ousted’s goal after a neat cutback from Nagbe on the right side of the area.

Ricketts stood tall again with two saves in stoppage time, pushing a zipping Lee Young-Pyo effort over the bar before leaping to his right moments later in a separate attempt from Darren Mattocks.
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Whitecaps shut out at home by RSL’s reserves

Devon Sandoval

Devon Sandoval

The Vancouver Whitecaps push for a playoff position took a major blow on Saturday, as the home side fell 1-0 to a second-string Real Salt Lake side in front of 21,000 at BC Place.

Devon Sandoval didn’t take long to fire the visitors into the ascendancy, bursting past Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit to finish a cross from the right sent in by Lovel Palmer.

Goalkeeper David Ousted appeared to hesitate for a split second as the ball came into the area, and following the game suggested he should have done better on the play.

“I think I should have come across and tried to take the ball in the air,” Ousted told reporters following the match. “Maybe I get there, maybe I don’t, but at least try and take the header away from him. I’m not happy with that goal and I’m not happy with my own performance on that goal.”
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Lenhart named MLS Player of the Week; The 11 gives its nod to Carlyle Mitchell

Steven Lenhart

Steven Lenhart

Steven Lenhart is the MLS Player of the Week.

In a weekend that was filled with braces (heck, Houston had two players on two-goal games, Camilo scored two as a substitute for Vancouver), Lenhart’s two-goal effort was the one that stood out in the minds of the North American Soccer Reporters. He got the most first-place votes out of the NASR members.

Lenhart’s two goals were the margin as the San Jose Earthquakes upset Real Salt Lake 2-1 Rio Tinto Stadium. The altitude didn’t keep Lenhart from being able to judge crosses, which sail further in the rarified air. He headed home two goals just four minutes apart to keep the Earthquakes’ playoff hopes alive. The Earthquakes are four points out of the playoffs, and have just four matches left on the schedule.
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