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Mattocks needs just 15 minutes to notch hat trick in Whitecaps’ preseason win


The Whitecaps may have signed a slew of attacking players over the last week, but Darren Mattocks re-established himself as the big man on campus after the team’s first preseason game of 2013.

Mattocks scored 65 seconds into the match, and had a hat trick by the 15-minute mark, as the Whitecaps beat the New England Revolution 4-1 Tuesday at Casa Grande, Ariz.

Mattocks, who scored the final goal of the Whitecaps season, the opener in a 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference playoff play-in match, only needed to play 29 minutes before he was replaced by Canadian Caleb Clarke.

Mattocks scored the opener thanks to a through ball from first-round draft pick Kekuta Manneh. Camilo set up the second at the five-minute mark. Alain Rochat provided the ball that Mattocks headed home for his hat trick.

Corey Hertzog, one of four attacking prospects the Whitecaps have signed in the last week, drew a penalty in the second half, that was converted by Kenny Miller.

Chris Tierney scored the Revs’ marker on a first-half penalty, after new Whitecaps defender (and one of the many former Carolina RailHawks in the side) Brad Rusin was called for a foul in the area.

Canadian fullback Jaime Peters, looking for work ever since being cut loose by Ipswich Town, was in the starting XI for the Whitecaps.

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