‘Caps busy week ends in defeat at SKC
KANSAS CITY, KS – A busy week of action for Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2W-3L-1D) ended in a 3-0 road defeat to Sporting Kansas City (3W-2L-1D) on Sunday afternoon at Children’s Mercy Park.
Sporting would find the opening goal in the 28th minute through Daniel Salloi, who pounced on a loose ball in the area to give SKC the 1-0 lead.
Four minutes later, SKC would double their lead thanks to an Alan Pulido penalty kick, meaning the ‘Caps would go into the halftime interval down by two.
Pulido would get his second of the match and Sporting’s third 13 minutes after the break with a neat finish at the top of the box, beating Maxime Crépeau to his near post.
Rookie right back Javain Brown made his MLS debut as a second-half substitute. Theo Bair and Érik Godoy also made their first appearances in 2021.
Centre back Andy Rose, who had started each match for the ‘Caps so far, sat out due to a left adductor injury suffered last Wednesday. Full back Bruno Gaspar, who made his first MLS start this week, was also unavailable, currently working through a right knee irritation.
The ‘Caps play their last match prior to a four-week break when they visit Houston Dynamo FC on Saturday, May 22 at BBVA Stadium. Catch the game live on TSN and AM730. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. PT.
GE Appliances VWFC Player of Quality: Maxime Crépeau
Referee: Alan Kelly
28’ – SKC – Dániel Sallói
32’ – SKC – Alan Pulido
58’ – SKC – Alan Pulido (Gadi Kinda)
Possession: SKC 67% – VAN 33%
Shots: SKC 27 – VAN 9
Shots on Goal: SKC 7 – VAN 2
Saves: SKC 2 – VAN 4
Fouls: SKC 13 – VAN 19
Offsides: SKC 1 – VAN 2
Corners: SKC 8 – VAN 2
9’ – SKC – Ilie Sánchez
36’ – SKC – Gadi Kinda
53’ – VAN – Derek Cornelius
72’ – SKC – Roger Espinoza
Sporting Kansas City
29.Tim Melia; 8.Graham Zusi (2.Jaylin Lindsey 75’), 6.Ilie Sánchez, 3.Andreu Fontàs, 36.Luis Martins; 15.Roger Espinoza (28.Cameron Duke 88’), 10.Gianluca Busio, 17.Gadi Kinda (54.Remi Walter 67’); 11.Khiry Shelton, 9.Alan Pulido (96.Wilson Harris 88’), 20.Dániel Sallói
Substitutes not used
1.John Pulskamp, 13.Amadou Dia, 16.Graham Smith, 19.Grayson Barber, 48.Kaveh Rad,
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
16.Maxime Crépeau ©; 28.Jake Nerwinski (23.Javain Brown 61’), 4.Ranko Veselinović (22.Érik Godoy 80‘), 13.Derek Cornelius, 3.Cristián Gutiérrez; 27.Ryan Raposo (55.Michael Baldisimo 36’), 19.Janio Bikel, 8.Caio Alexandre (30.Kamron Habibullah 61’), 7.Déiber Caicedo; 11.Cristian Dájome (14.Theo Bair 80‘), 9.Lucas Cavallini
Substitutes not used
1.Thomas Hasal, 12.Evan Newton, 17.Leonard Owusu, 31.Russell Teibert