BC Soccer Web MLS Matchday #7: Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, April 16, 2016






The Whitecaps look to rebound after last week’s 4-0 thrashing at the hands of DC United. They have an even tougher test on the road as they travel to Utah to face the only undefeated team in MLS.


Real Salt Lake 1, Vancouver Whitecaps 0 | 2016 MLS Match Recap MLS
Real Salt Lake extended their unbeaten start to the 2016 campaign with a hard-earned 1-0 win over the slumping Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night, as Juan Manuel “Burrito” Martinez netted the game-winner early in the second half.

Whitecaps FC fall 1-0 to undefeated Real Salt LakeWhitecaps FC
Juan Manuel Martinez scored in the second half to give Real Salt Lake (4W-0L-2D) a 1-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2W-4L-1D) on Saturday evening in Rio Tinto Stadium to remain as the only undefeated team in Major League Soccer.

Whitecaps goal drought continues in UtahThe Province
The Whitecaps closed out Saturday’s game at Real Salt Lake with the kitchen sink formation. Carl Robinson went to three at the back, had Matias Laba in defensive midfield, and six attackers in front of him.

Real Salt Lake beats Vancouver to remain MLS’ only unbeatenSalt Lake Tribune
Sandy • Burrito Martinez took the slightest of touches — as he often does — that gave him a little more room. The next touch gave him a little bit more to operate. The final one sealed Vancouver’s fate.


Preview: Whitecaps FC look to bounce back Saturday against unbeaten Real Salt LakeWhitecaps FC
This week in training, Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Andrew Jacobson said Saturday’s match vs. Real Salt Lake can’t come quickly enough. That’s what happens when you lose 4-0 the week before.

Match Preview: Real Salt Lake v Vancouver Whitecaps – who will be shedding salty tears?AFTN
It’s always good to get back on the horse again after a fall. Vancouver Whitecaps fell pretty hard last week in DC. We can only hope they haven’t been broken humpty dumpty style as they head down to Utah for an even tougher test against an in-form, and unbeaten, Real Salt Lake side.

Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | MLS Match PreviewMLS
Joao Plata continued his hot streak and Real Salt Lake remained undefeated to start the season, winning for a second consecutive match and third time in five games with their 1-0 victory against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. Plata scored his fourth goal of the season; he has been involved in seven of RSL’s nine goals this season (also with three assists).

Would the real Whitecaps Please Stand Up?Eighty-Six Forever
As we all know, last year ended with a whimper.  Although the excitement of a home playoff match vs Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers was a well hyped event, it continued with the downward trend this team had been on.  You could call the Voyageurs Cup win at the end of August as the pinnacle for 2015.  What’s gone wrong since then?

Vancouver Whitecaps confident attack will get going despite early strugglesMLS
The ‘Caps have scored six goals through six games so far this year. Amazingly, none of those goals have come from open play, with four of them coming from the penalty spot. A major cause of concern? Head coach Carl Robinson doesn’t seem set to push the panic button just yet.

RSL vs. Vancouver Tactical Preview: The ‘Caps, a mere shadow of 2015RSL Soapbox
After finishing second in the Western Conference in 2015, the Vancouver Whitecaps find themselves below the thin red line. The Whitecaps are undergoing change that comes with trading away key members of their squad evident of only two wins on the season sandwiched between winless streaks.

MLS: Real Salt Lake’s Joao Plata deserves a look from EcuadorPlaying for 90
Joao Plata is quickly turning into a top forward in MLS as Real Salt Lake remain the only undefeated club in the league.

After Nagbe tackle, Allen Chapman pulled from RSL vs. Vancouver; Elfath his replacement RSL Soapbox
Something a little rare has happened today thanks to PRO, the referee organization aligned with MLS. In the wake of the controversy surrounding the LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers match this past weekend, Utah resident Allen Chapman has been removed as the center referee for the match this weekend between Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium.

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