Cavallini and Caicedo score to give the ‘Caps 2-0 road win

FRISCO, TX – Vancouver Whitecaps FC earned a 2-0 away victory against Western Conference side FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on Saturday evening.

The first half started early on with the ‘Caps building up a quick counter attack organized by Déiber Caicedo, as the winger found his Colombian compatriot Cristian Dájome on the left flank of the field. As the attack progressed, Dájome fed Lucas Cavallini inside the box, with the striker’s right footed shot finding the back of the net inside the 2nd minute.

Following some hold up play on the final third in the 12th minute, Marcus Godinho’s pass found midfielder Andrés Cubas, his strong shot from distance struck off the right post as the ‘Caps continued to build on with their pressure.

Right before the end of the first half, the Blue & White were awarded a free kick just outside the box and Caicedo’s ensuing free kick strike found the right side of the net in the 44th minute match to give the ‘Caps a 2-0 lead heading into the break.

The second half began with the home side getting back into the mix in the 63rd minute. An opportunity was created by FC Dallas midfielder Paxton Pomykal, his cross led to forward Franco Jara’s header going just over the top of the ‘Caps goal.

FC Dallas would continue with their build up play later on, as FC Dallas winger Jáder Obrian placed a quick pass on the left side of the field to Jara inside the box, who saw his volley go wide in the 86th minute of the match. As the home side pushed in the later stages of the match, the ‘Caps defence fended off any opportunities that were found in the final third as the final whistle blew.

The Blue & White return home for a four-game home stretch starting next Wednesday, June 22 when they host York United FC in the semifinals of the Canadian Championship. You can also catch all the action live on OneSoccer and AM730. Tickets to select three or more home matches are available via a Flex Pass at whitecapsfc.com/flex.

VWFC GE Appliances Player of Quality: Andrés Cubas
Attendance: 19,096
Referee: Tori Penso

Scoring Summary
2’ –  VAN – Lucas Cavallini
44’ –  VAN – Déiber Caicedo

Possession: DAL 67% – VAN 33%
Shots: DAL 16 – VAN 4
Shots on Goal: DAL 1 – VAN 2
Saves: DAL 0 – VAN 1
Fouls: DAL 15 – VAN 9
Offsides: DAL 0 – VAN 2
Corners: DAL 5 – VAN 2

42’ – DAL – Facundo Quignón
45’+2’  – DAL – Marco Farfan
54’ – DAL – Alan Velasco

FC Dallas
30.Maarten Paes; 22.Ema Twumasi (8.Jáder Obrian 64’), 17.Nkosi Tafari, 3.José Martínez (28.Joshué Quiñónez 74’), 4.Marco Farfan; 18.Brandon Servania (29.Franco Jara HT), 5.Facundo Quignón (6.Edwin Cerrillo 64’), 19.Paxton Pomykal (16.Tsiki Ntsabeleng 84’); 7.Paul Arriola, 10.Jesús Ferreira, 20.Alan Velasco

Substitutes not used
1.Jimmy Maurer, 2.Eddie Munjoma, 14.Benjamin Redžic, 31.Nanu

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
55.Cody Cropper; 23.Javain Brown, 4.Ranko Veselinović, 6.Tristan Blackmon (28.Jake Nerwinski 62’); 2.Marcus Godinho (14.Luís Martins 68’), 31.Russell Teibert, 20.Andrés Cubas (26.Florian Jungwirth 62’), 27.Ryan Raposo; 11.Cristian Dájome (24.Brian White 81’), 7.Déiber Caicedo (25.Ryan Gauld 81’); 9.Lucas Cavallini

Substitutes not used
60.Isaac Boehmer, 17.Leonard Owusu, 45.Pedro Vite, 87.Tosaint Ricketts