Instead, the Rapids claimed their 2-0 victory through a rookie and a veteran, as Deshorn Brown and Edson Buddle scored efforts for the victorious home side.
Brown scored the opener on 36 minutes, converting a header from close range from a pinpoint Sanchez cross from the right hand side. Whitecaps defender Lee Young-Pyo wasn’t tight to Brown, and the player was allowed a free header from the left which he headed across goal to beat a helpless David Ousted in the Whitecaps goal.
Following the match, Vancouver attributed that goal to an unwillingness or inability to play the ball to feet rather than kick it long. Throughout the match, the ‘Caps struggled to keep the ball, only holding it for about 45 per cent of the match.
“We had a chance to build out of the back, and when we were doing that, we were actually creating some good chances behind their midfield, and we looked dangerous,” head coach Martin Rennie told the radio broadcast. “So, first thing is I would like to have seen us do that but we decided to play long.
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