SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
CHILDREN’S MERCY PARK, KANSAS CITY, KS
10-men ‘Caps fall 2-1 to Sporting KC – Whitecaps FC
Dom Dwyer led the way for SKC with a first-half brace, including a spectacular 30-yard strike in the fifth minute. The ‘Caps, who were reduced to 10 men just before halftime, responded with a 70th-minute Pedro Morales penalty kick to make things interesting but couldn’t find an equalizer.
Whitecaps Lose Second Straight to Start Season – Eighty-Six Forever
It was always going to be difficult to break down Sporting Kansas City during their home opener at the newly named Children’s Mercy Park, but the Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t do themselves any favours with a self-sabotaging performance on Saturday night.
Carl Robinson has had tremendous success in bringing new players to the Vancouver Whitecaps and also in letting young players develop but after the 2-1 defeat against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday evening we can probably say that he has got at least two things wrong; Jordan Smith isn’t good enough to be a regular right back in Major League Soccer and Deybi Flores isn’t yet ready to earn valuable starting minutes.
Ouch! Whitecaps beat selves again in KC – Whitecaps Fan Blog
Oh dear. For the second game on the trot the Vancouver Whitecaps shot themselves in the foot, and in doing so, lost 2-1 to Western Conference rival Sporting Kansas City.
Vancouver’s David Ousted explains loss in KC: “The urgency wasn’t there” – MLS
Even before losing right back Jordan Smith to a straight red card late in the first half, the Vancouver Whitecaps were in serious trouble in their own end of the pitch.
Report and Reaction: Defending, discipline and a Dom Dwyer double do the damage as Vancouver Whitecaps fall to Sporting KC – AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps 2016 season went from bad to worse at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night, after a terrible defensive display and a lack of composure saw the ‘Caps fall to a 2-1 loss and play over a half of the game with ten men.
Dwyer brace bags Caps – Prost Amerika
Dom Dwyer stepped up as his first half brace was more than enough to defeat the 10 man Vancouver Whitecaps in front of a boisterous crowd at Children’s Mercy Park.
Sporting KC rave about Dom Dwyer in win: “He’s getting better and better” – Sporting KC
Dom Dwyer’s first two goals of 2016 were both the stuff of highlight reels – and for entirely different reasons. That’s what Sporting Kansas City like to see from their star center forward, who continues to evolve and develop his game as he enters his fifth season as a pro.
Takeaways from the Sporting KC Win Over the ‘Caps – Reporting KC
Another game for Sporting Kansas City, another win against opposition with 10 men, and another 3 points. Sporting Kansas City got a win against the very skillful and speedy Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday. Children’s Mercy Park was rocking as always and there was something extra in the air because it was the first game of the season (The Cauldron and the South Stand Supporters both had incredibly amazing tifos for this game).
Match Preview: Sporting Kansas City v Vancouver Whitecaps – can the ‘Caps bounce back? – AFTN
While there were some positives to be taken from the Whitecaps’ 3-2 loss to Montreal Impact on Sunday, in Carl Robinson’s words, a “lot of improvements” are needed throughout the team is the ‘Caps are to get their season off and running at Sporting KC on Saturday night.
Match Preview: Whitecaps at Sporting KC – Eighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps will try their luck on the road this weekend, as they battle Sporting Kansas City away from the confines of BC Place. The Whitecaps are looking for their first win of the season, while Sporting KC topped the Seattle Sounders 1-0 to kick off their 2016 season. This is the first road match of the season for Vancouver, who were 7-7-3 in that regard last year.
Whitecaps FC acquire midfielder Andrew Jacobson from New York City FC – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Friday that the club has acquired midfielder Andrew Jacobson from New York City FC in exchange for targeted allocation money – pending receipt of his international transfer certificate, Canadian work permit and visa.
Preview: Whitecaps FC off to Sporting KC for first road match of 2016 – Whitecaps FC
As far as regular season losses go, they don’t hurt much more than Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to Sporting KC in August of last year – a match that saw the visiting ‘Caps squander a 3-1 lead in the final 10 minutes.
Vancouver Whitecaps looking for a repeat of last season’s road success – Times Colonist
The Vancouver Whitecaps are hoping history repeats itself after another home disappointment on opening weekend. The club fell 3-2 to the Montreal Impact on Sunday, a loss that in many ways mirrored Vancouver’s 3-1 defeat to Toronto FC at B.C. Place Stadium on the first day of the 2015 season. The Whitecaps won their next two games at expansion Orlando City FC and the lowly Chicago Fire last year to set the stage for a franchise-record 53-point campaign that would include the top away record in Major League Soccer at 7-7-3.
Whitecaps focused on Kansas City trip – Goal
Having dusted themselves off following a season-opening loss to Montreal, Vancouver is looking to bounce back at Sporting KC this weekend.
Know thy enemy: Sporting Kansas City – Whitecaps FC
Kansas City star sports writer Sam McDowell gives us the scouting report on Sporting Kansas City ahead of Saturday’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Key Matchups: Sporting KC versus Vancouver – Reporting KC
So what individual matchups can or should Sporting Kansas City fans look forward to in the upcoming game against the Vancouver Whitecaps (Saturday, March 12, 5:30 PT)? Here are three possible contests to keep an eye on.