Vancouver Whitecaps Matchday #1 – Whitecaps FC 2 Montreal Impact 3






The Whitecaps dropped a 3-2 decision to the Montreal Impact at BC Place on Sunday. Here are the highlights and a complete list of match recaps and analysis from around the web.

Whitecaps FC fall 3-2 to Montreal Impact in entertaining season opener at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
Well, you can’t say you weren’t entertained. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (0W-1L-0D) fell 3-2 to Montreal Impact (1W-0L-0D) in Sunday’s sold-out season opener at BC Place.

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Piatti scores twice as Impact down Whitecaps 3-2 in season opener Montreal Gazette
Ignacio Piatti scored twice as the Montreal Impact defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 in the Major League Soccer season opener for both clubs on Sunday.

Impact 3 Caps 2: A blunderful opener for the WhitecapsThe Province
Last season, the Whitecaps bounced back from an opening-day loss by rattling off four straight wins.

Piatti takes the plaudits in win over Whitecaps Sportsnet
The Impact’s Ignacio Piatti put on a clinic by completing a brace and assisting Dominic Oduro on his goal. Jordan Harvey and Kendall Waston scored for Vancouver.

Willes: Some familiar questions still surround the Whitecaps The Province
A little over four months later, the Caps reconvened with their congregation at B.C. Place with the promise of a new season stretched out before them and dang it if they didn’t fall behind the Montreal Impact 1-0 in the game’s 19th minute.

Report and Reaction: Montreal Impact throw Vancouver Whitecaps a First Kick Piatti partyAFTN
“Déjà vu” said Carl Robinson, and the 22,120 fans inside BC Place, as Vancouver Whitecaps struggled to convert their numerous chances and fell to a First Kick defeat to a Canadian rival.

New season, same problem for Whitecaps Vancouver Sun
The Whitecaps trotted out all of their attacking newcomers for their MLS regular-season opener Sunday — and got one goal in the first 93 minutes, from, of all people, veteran fullback Jordan Harvey. Yes, for the somewhat stunned sellout crowd of 22,120 — the new lower bowl capacity at BC Place — it was a reminder of too many games from 2015. Just too many good opportunities wasted.

Spring came early in Vancouver: Whitecaps melt 3-2 at home. Mount Royal Soccer
The most successful Canadian playoff team in MLS history outscored the best Canadian regular season team in MLS history 3-2 on Soccer Sunday, despite being outshot 21-11.

Vancouver Whitecaps fail to make an impactSoccer Shorts
So for the second consecutive season the Vancouver Whitecaps lose their Major League Soccer home opener while conceding three goals. This time around they went down 3-2 to the Montreal Impact at BC Place on Sunday afternoon. To get an insight into what the fans thought about this game I spoke to two of them outside the stadium. So let’s see what Mr. Positive and Mr. Negative had to say about the performance.

Vancouver Whitecaps Fall 3-2 to Montreal Impact in Season Opener  – Eighty-Six Forever
Some sloppy defensive work in the first half sunk the Vancouver Whitecaps, as they fell 3-2 to the Montreal Impact on opening day. Despite a massive crowd at BC Place and several new additions on the pitch ready to impress them, the Whitecaps fell flat and opened the 2016 season with a loss.

Ousted owns up to rare blunder in loss to Impact: ‘I’m gutted for the team’ Whitecaps FC
For the amount of points David Ousted has stolen for Vancouver Whitecaps FC over the last two seasons, or even last year alone, he’s allowed a blunder or two every now and again. Not that he’ll see it that way.

PODCAST: Episode 149 – The AFTN Podcast – “There’s Still Time” (Vancouver v Montreal Post Game Show with Harry Shipp, Dominic Oduro and both coaches)AFTN
We’re joined by Harjeet Johal to pick over the bones of the ‘Caps season opening loss. What went wrong? What was up with the usually stellar Vancouver defence and the lack of tracking back from the midfielders? And what happened to converting more of those chances? We look at all this and a lot more from the game from both a Whitecaps and an Impact perspective.

Drogba-less Impact show their quality in Vancouver winGoal
Even without its star Ivorian striker, Montreal offered a glimpse of its effectiveness in claiming a season-opening victory at Vancouver.

Canadian Froese a bright spot for Whitecaps
Froese was named to the starting XI, making just his second MLS start, and his first at home. Playing alongside Matias Laba in front of a sold-out crowd of 22,120, Froese looked like the kind of confident box-to-box midfielder coach Carl Robinson has been hoping for.

Fans react on Twitter to Rangers talent Fraser Aird’s performance for Vancouver WhitecapsHITC
It was the first matchday of the 2016 MLS season, and Aird started at right-back as Vancouver fell to a 3-2 home defeat to Canadian rivals Montreal Impact. The experience will be imperative if Aird wants to fulfil his potential and make sure he can become a Rangers star in the future, but his first start was not as good as he would have hoped.

Impact newcomer Harry Shipp puts sting of Fire trade behind himMontreal Gazette
Harry Shipp, the Montreal Impact’s newest midfielder, is eager to put his emotional trade from Chicago behind him.

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