Little time for rest, a long trip from the Pacific Coast to the Eastern time zone, and not enough time to shake off the emotional final minutes of Wednesday’s game — a game that saw the Montreal Impact find the saving goal it needed to snatch the Voyageurs’ Cup out of the Whitecaps’ waiting hands.
But, something funny happened at Red Bull Arena. The Whitecaps came up with some late magic — and won its first road game of the MLS season. A 2-1 triumph over the Red Bulls was more than just three points for Vancouver; it was a statement to the fans back in British Columbia that this team wasn’t going to roll over.
The game was played in hot, steamy conditions — tough sledding for a team that hadn’t got much training in between Wednesday’s Voyageurs’ Cup final and Saturday’s match three time zones away. But, after going down 1-0 early in the second half, the Whitecaps rose after Young-Pyo Lee came on as a sub for the injured Greg Klazura at right back.
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