BC Soccer Web MLS Matchday #8: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. FC Dallas, April 23, 2016






After dropping six points on the road, the Whitecaps exorcised their goal-scoring demons in a 3-0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday night at BC Place. Kekuta Manneh led the way by forcing an own goal by FC Dallas in the 1st half, and adding the first Whitecaps goal scored from open play this season in the 2nd. Jordan Harvey also scored his second goal of the season. David Ousted was the Man of the Match, recording his 3rd clean sheet of the season. The Caps are back in action on Wednesday night when they face Sporting Kansas City at BC Place.



PHOTO GALLERY: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 FC Dallas 0, April 23, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos of Vancouver’s win over FC Dallas by Monique Lamoureux.

Goals galore, Ousted stands tall in Whitecaps winSportsnet
It has been said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result. On Saturday night at BC Place, we saw perhaps a more positive alternative to that old saying, as Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson stuck with the group which saw defeat last weekend and was rewarded with a 3-0 victory over FC Dallas. It was the first time Robinson went with an unchanged lineup this season.

Whitecaps’ drought ends with huge win over FC Dallas Red Nation Online
Top of the table FC Dallas visited Vancouver to take on the Whitecaps at BC Place on Saturday night. Vancouver came into the match as a massive underdog, but they rose to the challenge and came away with an inspiring 3-0 victory over the visitors from Frisco. An FC Dallas first half own goal and second half tallies from Jordan Harvey and Kekuta Manneh sealed the win for Vancouver before a sold out crowd of 22,120 fans.

The Good, The Average and The Bad: Vancouver Does Dallas Over and Over and Over Again EditionAFTN
It’s a tale we haven’t seen in a while but a familiar story none the less. David Ousted is ‘man of the match’, he was also ‘man of the match’ when they lost 4-0 to DC United. Octavio Rivero had chances but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Whitecaps end goal drought, down FC Dallas The Record
David Ousted mused this week that a fortunate bounce might be what was needed to shake the Vancouver Whitecaps from their scoring drought. The veteran goalkeeper’s words proved to be prophetic.

Kekuta Manneh of old shows up as Whitecaps end slumpSportsnet
Kekuta Manneh sat in front of the microphone, beaming. The Vancouver Whitecaps winger was addressing the media after his team’s 3–0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday night when he was interrupted by the arrival of goalkeeper David Ousted, who was supposed to join him at the press conference but had been late.

Harvey, Manneh, Ousted lead Whitecaps FC to 3-0 win over league-leading FC DallasWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3W-4L-1D) made a resounding statement on Saturday evening, defeating league-leading FC Dallas (5W-2L-2D) 3-0 in front of a sellout crowd at BC Place behind goals from Jordan Harvey and Kekuta Manneh, and brilliant goalkeeping from David Ousted.

Whitecaps 3 Dallas FC 0: Vancouver’s scoring slump snapped in a big way Vancouver Sun
Kidding aside, it really doesn’t matter how the goals come, as long as they come. And Saturday at B.C. Place, the Whitecaps scored three of them — including defender Harvey’s crucial 2-0 tally — in a 3-0 win over FC Dallas.

FC Dallas rue early wastefulness in Vancouver: “We could have buried them”MLS
FC Dallas’ six-match unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt at BC Place on Saturday evening with a 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Western Conference leaders found Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted in top form, but they squandered chance after chance and could easily have been out of sight by halftime.

Whitecaps take confidence from breakthrough displayGoal
Saturday’s 3-0 home win over high-flying FC Dallas the perfect tonic for Vancouver ahead of a busy week of Major League Soccer action.

Post Match: Vancouver Whitecaps vs FC DallasEighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps’ old playoff rivals came coasting into town at the top of the league, facing a home side in desperate need of points, goals, and luck. All three came in abundance for the Caps, who pulled off a 3-0 drubbing.

Whitecaps end goal drought, down FC DallasBlackburn News
David Ousted mused this week that a fortunate bounce might be what was needed to shake the Vancouver Whitecaps from their scoring drought. The veteran goalkeeper’s words proved to be prophetic.

Match Recap: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, FC Dallas 0 FC Dallas
FC Dallas saw their six-match unbeaten streak come to an end at BC Place in Vancouver as Oscar Pareja’s side fell 3-0 to Western Conference rival Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

FC Dallas gives up own-goal, loses to Vancouver 3-0Dallas Morning News
Jordan Harvey and Kekuta Manneh scored for Vancouver and FC Dallas had an own-goal in the Whitecaps’ 3-0 victory Saturday night.


Preview: Whitecaps FC host league-leading FC Dallas Saturday night at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
After two weeks on the road, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2W-4L-1D) return to BC Place on Saturday to host rival FC Dallas (5W-1L-2D) for the first and only time this season.

Blas Perez, Mauro Rosales set for new view of Vancouver-Dallas rivalryMLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas are set to renew their rivalry on Saturday, when the struggling ‘Caps will host first-place FCD at BC Place (10:30 pm ET; TSN in Canada, MLS LIVE in the US).

Rosales says the goals will come for the WhitecapsThe Province
Mauro Rosales doesn’t doubt the Whitecaps’ credentials. He doesn’t take any pleasure in their early-season struggles, either. “I really like the guys there and the staff and I wish them the best,” Rosales, the 35-year-old Argentine midfielder traded from Vancouver to Dallas in the pre-season, said by phone Thursday.

Paul Dolan: Time for Whitecaps to bench RiveroSportsnet
“I’ve been a big backer of Octavio Rivero, and have felt his value lies in more than just scoring goals, but at some point you have to get a return on your DP money (close to a million dollars a year) and so far this year, the Whitecaps haven’t.”

FC Dallas prepares for life without Matt Hedges as Mauro Diaz returns MLS
Starting center back and 2015 MLS Best XI selection Matt Hedges underwent surgery for a torn meniscus earlier this week, which could sideline captain for as long as six weeks and deliver a blow to FCD’s defensive efforts.

Struggling Whitecaps relish Dallas showdownGoal
Still searching for goals and form at present, Vancouver keen to put things right versus MLS Supporters’ Shield leader FC Dallas.

Know thy enemy: FC DallasWhitecaps FC
League-leaders FC Dallas come to town this weekend for the first and only time this season. They aren’t exactly a new foe to Whitecaps FC – in fact, they’re one of the club’s biggest rivals – but here’s a scouting report to get you reacquainted ahead of Saturday’s match.

KNOW YOUR ENEMY: Vancouver Whitecaps FC FC Dallas
FC Dallas kicks off a three-game road swing on Saturday night against the Vancouver Whitecaps at B.C. Place. Dallas (5-1-2) sits atop the Supporters’ Shield standings coming off of a eight day stretch of three games, picking up 7 of a possible 9 points along the way. Vancouver (2-4-1) is left looking for answers after being held off the scoresheet in three-straight and will look to spark their offense on home turf.

Battling Blas Perez “just like training days again” for FC Dallas FC Dallas
In four years with FC Dallas, Panamanian forward Blas Perez played 103 regular season and playoff games, scored 37 goals, added 15 assists and became perhaps the most well-liked player in recent years.

Match 8 Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps Host FC DallasEighty-Six Forever
On Saturday evening, the Vancouver Whitecaps return home after a forgettable 2-game road trip in which they were shutout of points and goals and played some of their worst soccer of the Carl Robinson era. The Whitecaps will be in tough to break their losing streak against rival FC Dallas who are undefeated in their last six matches.

Three memorable matches from the FC Dallas-Vancouver Whitecaps seriesBig D Soccer
The history between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps isn’t a long one. Vancouver came into the league back in 2011 with Portland and immediately became an opponent that always gave Dallas fits. As the two are set to square off this weekend at BC Place, here is a look back at three memorable games between the two squads.

STARTING FAST: History on the Line against Whitecaps and Red BullsFC Dallas
With eight matches under their belt, 2016 is now the second best start ever for FCD through eight games – only surpassed by the 2013 side that had 19 points in its first eight matches.

What’s the deal with FC Dallas’ defense giving up early goals? Big D Soccer
While FC Dallas has been sitting pretty in the standings with the start of their 2016 campaign, an issue that has been starting to creep up has been the team’s propensity to give up the early goal, creating a difficult game state for FCD to climb out of. To their credit, Dallas has done a decent job of regrouping after leaking an early goal and have actually found ways to get something out of matches when they concede the opening goal (1W 2D 1L). What is troubling and worrying is how long can Dallas reasonably sustain this ability to come back from games and what exactly is causing these early goals?

Their words: Blas Pérez Whitecaps FC
A lot of people have been asking me about this weekend’s match against FC Dallas. Yes, it’s going to be a special match for me. They’re my old club and I have a lot of good friends there. But I came to Vancouver with my mind set on the present, leaving that rivalry in the past. Now, we’re on the same side and fighting for the same objectives.

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