BC Soccer Web Matchday #13: Toronto FC 3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4, May 14, 2016



SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016


It’s been an amazing nine point week for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Saturday’s showdown at BMO Field will certainly go down as the MLS Match of the Season so far, and possibly the team’s best of the MLS era. We have match recaps and highlights.


Canadian Classic: Whitecaps FC defeat Toronto FC 4-3 in thriller at BMO Field Whitecaps FC
It was Vancouver’s first-ever MLS win at BMO. And it had just about everything.

Report and Reaction: Rollercoaster of emotions as ‘Caps win seven goal thriller in Toronto – AFTN
A wild night at BMO field saw a ten man Vancouver Whitecaps side pick up their first win in Toronto on league business, while extending their winning streak to three, with a 4-3 victory helped by a Kekuta Manneh brace.

Against all odds, Vancouver Whitecaps win at BMO Field MLS
For Vancouver Whitecaps FC and head coach, Carl Robinson, Saturday’s wild 4-3 victory in Toronto was a big one. Not only did they collect their first win in four attempts at BMO Field in league play – and stretch their winning streak to three straight – but also picked up their first road win since March, having lost each of their previous three away from home.

Match Recap: Whitecaps vs TFC Eighty-Six Forever
History dictates that any time TFC and Vancouver meet, whether it’s MLS play or in the Voyageurs Cup, there will be excitement. No need to re-hash history, but it’s one filled with action. I’ll be the first to admit, I was a little skeptical when I saw that Robbo was trotting out a 4-4-1-1 with Morales out wide left and Hurtado just in behind Manneh. Boy, was I wrong.


Preview: ‘Caps conclude eventful week Saturday vs. Canadian rival Toronto FCWhitecaps FC
What a week it’s been for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. A win over the defending MLS Cup champs, a stunning MLS Goal of the Year candidate, and now a Canadian clash with Toronto FC on Saturday at the newly renovated BMO Stadium.

Whitecaps finally finding their form after slow start Sportsnet
Have the Vancouver Whitecaps finally found their best starting lineup? That’s a strange question to ask as it was substitute Blas Perez who played hero with a brace in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire, including a late world-class, overhead-kick winner that will surely go down as one of the goals of the Major League Soccer season.

TFC’s Projected Starting XI: Vancouver Whitecaps Toronto FC
The Whitecaps will be missing Masato Kudo, Octavio Rivero and Kendall Waston while TFC faces one doubt in Marky Delgado, who suffered a hamstring injury against the FC Dallas in the home opener.

Toronto FC’s Bradley living up to nickname ‘The General’ Sportsnet
What does captain Michael Bradley mean to Toronto FC? It’s a question with many answers, but perhaps it can best be encapsulated in teammate Tsubasa Endoh’s goal for the Reds in last weekend’s 1-0 home win over FC Dallas.

Damien Perquis Having Stellar Bounce-Back Season with Toronto FC Waking the Red
The controversial defender has proved a lot of his doubters wrong to start the 2016 season, and if last Saturday’s game was any indicator, he is just getting started.

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