BC Soccer Web MLS Matchday #9: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 Sporting KC 1, April 27, 2016





PHOTO GALLERY: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 Sporting Kansas City 1, April 27, 2016 BC Soccer Web
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Bolaños scores first MLS goal as 10-men ‘Caps earn 1-1 draw with Sporting KC Whitecaps FC
A stunning volley, a red card, and some heated battles all over the pitch.  That was the story on Wednesday night at BC Place, as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3W-4L-2D) earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City (4W-4L-1D) after going down to 10 men early in the second half.

Vancouver Whitecaps 1, Sporting Kansas City 1 | 2016 MLS Match Recap MLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City played to a 1-1 draw at BC Place in Vancouver on Wednesday, in the first of two games this week for both sides. The Whitecaps opened the scoring 14 minutes in, as Cristian Techera’s outswinging corner kick was guided in on the volley by Christian Bolaños, the Costa Rican international’s first MLS goal.

Recap: Sporting KC snaps three-game losing skid with 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Sporting KC
Sporting Kansas City came from behind to snap a three-game losing streak on Wednesday, earning a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place. Christian Bolanos put the home side ahead early, but Diego Rubio’s first MLS goal in the 27th minute extended Sporting Kansas City’s unbeaten run against Vancouver to four matches.

Bolanos’ strike helps Vancouver to a draw with SKC  – Red Nation Online
A mid-week clash featuring the Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City took place at BC Place with the visitors struggling to find form of late. Christian Bolanos opened his MLS account with a brilliant first half volley, but his tally was quickly answered by Diego Rubio. Kendall Waston was sent off for a second yellow card in the second half, but the 10-man Whitecaps did not concede a further goal. Both teams settled for a 1-1 draw in front of 18,836 spectators.

Sporting KC snap out of losing streak with “pretty good” road pointMLS
Sporting Kansas City stemmed a three-game losing streak in Vancouver on Wednesday night, fighting back for a 1-1 draw with a 10-man Whitecaps side at BC Place. But it was a game that produced mixed feelings for head coach Peter Vermes, who was pleased with a road point on the one hand, but disappointed that his side had a man advantage for most of the second half but couldn’t seal the deal for all three points.

Whitecaps & Sporting Kansas City Battle to 1-1 StalemateEighty-Six Forever
For the second time this season, Vancouver and Kansas City finish a match with 10 and 11 players respectively on the field, only this time the Whitecaps were able to earn a point while shorthanded.

Game Recap Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas CityReporting KC
When Diego Rubio was brought into Kansas City Peter Vermes talked about his youth and his ability to learn from more seasoned members of the line up, specifically Dom Dwyer.  It is starting to look like this line of thinking is paying off.  Last night Diego Rubio gave us flashes of what we may see in the future. There were three key moments in the game.  Diego Rubio was involved in each of those moments.

10-man Whitecaps hold on for tie against Sporting KC SBI
Down a man for a majority of the second half, the Vancouver Whitecaps had their backs against the wall, but did just enough to earn a point from Wednesday’s action.

Sporting KC snaps losing streak but settles for 1-1 draw at VancouverKansas City Star
The energy-saving, injury-preventing tactics started in the preseason, when Sporting Kansas City lightened its training schedule with an eye toward the eight-month drudgery ahead. They would continue into the summer, coach Peter Vermes ensured, as he prioritized a stronger, healthier team for the stretch run this fall.

Three thoughts on Sporting KC’s 1-1 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps FCKansas City Star
Sporting Kansas City and Vancouver Whitecaps FC bookended a series of 1-1 draws around MLS on Wednesday night at BC Place. The visitors earned their first draw of the season, coming nine weeks into the 2016 campaign, while fending off a leapfrog attempt by Vancouver in the sixth spot of the Western Conference Standings in the process.

Latest red card repeats familiar script for Vancouver WhitecapsMLS
The Whitecaps were hoping to capitalize on Saturday’s win over an MLS-leading FC Dallas side and looked to be well on their way to making it six points in four days. But sloppy defending and indiscipline nearly ended up costing them all three points on Wednesday at home against Sporting Kansas City, after conceding a first-half equalizer and seeing Kendall Waston sent off at the start of the second. In the end, both sides had to settle for a point after an edgy 1-1 draw but it left Vancouver head coach Carl Robinson feeling a little bemused as to what to make from his side’s performance.

Draw of dissatisfaction for Whitecaps and Sporting KCGoal
Despite each having opportunities to win this midweek encounter, Vancouver and Kansas City were left with an empty feeling following a 1-1 draw.

How an own-goal may have changed the Whitecaps’ seasonVancouver Sun
Let’s, for the purpose of our story, stop the Vancouver Whitecaps’ season with the ball dangling off Kekuta Manneh’s left boot 34 minutes into last Saturday’s game against FC Dallas.


Preview: Whitecaps FC right back at it Wednesday vs. Sporting Kansas CityWhitecaps FC
After a weekend win over league-leading FC Dallas, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3W-4L-1D) return to BC Place on Wednesday night to host Sporting Kansas City (4W-4L-0D).

Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v Sporting KCAFTN
What goal scoring crisis? The Caps were so electric on the weekend that they had the opposition scoring for them!

Match Preview: Whitecaps VS Sporting Kansas CityEighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps kick off the first of two matches this week, with a visit from Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday

Three storylines: ‘Caps look to ride the wave versus nemesis Sporting KCWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC look to ride the momentum from over the weekend when they take on nemesis Sporting Kansas City at BC Place tonight.

Whitecaps prioritizing Sporting K.C. match with another long flight looming Penticton Herald
With another long flight on the docket, Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson is getting his priorities straight. The Major League Soccer club hosts Western Conference rivals Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday night, and Robinson admitted his primary focus is to get a result in that game with a trek across the continent looming ahead of Saturday’s match at New York City FC.

Preview: Sporting KC looks to break three-game losing streak on Wednesday – Sporting KC
After three consecutive losses, Sporting KC has fallen from the top of the West to squarely in the middle of the conference at sixth place — only one spot ahead of seventh place Vancouver. Kansas City hopes to repeat their success against Vancouver from earlier this season with another three points Wednesday. In the clubs’ last meeting on March 12, Sporting KC bested Vancouver 2-1 with a first-half brace from Dom Dwyer.

Sporting KC looks to break three-game skid during trip to Vancouver Kansas City Star
The compulsion is to modify the game plan or tweak the system. Sporting Kansas City isn’t biting. After winning four of its first five games this season, Sporting KC will carry a three-game losing streak into a tilt in Vancouver late Wednesday. But it’s not ready to re-invent the wheel.

Sporting KC Scouting Report: Vancouver Whitecaps Reporting KC
Sporting Kansas City will take on the Vancouver Whitecaps this Wednesday for the second time this season. Sporting KC enters Wednesday on a three game losing streak, and similar to SKC the Whitecaps have also had their struggles this season.

From darkness, Melia is now Sporting K.C.’s shining star Leader-Post
There were days with Chivas USA where you’d have forgiven goalkeeper Tim Melia for being content on the bench.

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