Whitecaps Tie Toronto FC 1-1

vancouverwhitecapsIt’s been quite the contrast for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Wednesday’s game against the Toronto FC at Empire Field saw a 1-1 draw, a tough pill to swallow when in their first MLS game they beat the TFC 4-2.
Though the Caps gave it a good go on Wednesday night, the issue seems to be the lack of scoring. After being revved up for the second half, they ended up with a post strike, a header that missed, a 20-yard drive that went off the crossbar, and a shot that went high from eight yards away.
Close, but no cigar.
It seems to be unfortunate for the Whitecaps that they’ve only won 2 of their 14 games played so far, drawing half of those.
Despite that they still managed to draw a crowd of 15,500 for 20,000 seats. That’s great for the Caps, especially when Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals were at Rogers Arena the same night.
One thing the Caps will have going for them is a weekend off, while Toronto is set to play Colorado before next week’s game.
Cheer on your home team! The next game for the Whitecaps is Wednesday, May 25th at 5 pm PDT at BMO Field in Toronto against the Toronto FC. Next home game is Saturday, May 28th at 2:30 pm PDT at Empire Field in Vancouver. Don’t miss out, get your tickets.

Whitecaps Play Historic First

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Tomorrow marks the first ever MLS competition for the Vancouver Whitecaps, as they take on Toronto FC at Empire Field.
Two years ago today, it was announced that the Whitecaps would join the major league. The team and the city have undergone heavy renovations since then.
Vancouver’s BC Place, the future home for the Whitecaps, is receiving a face-lift. When finished, the facility will boast a cable-supported Continue reading

Toronto FC defeats Cruz Azul 2 to 1

Toronto FC player, Martin Saric, heads the ball past the Cruz Azul goalkeeper
Toronto FC player, Martin Saric, heads the ball past the Cruz Azul goalkeeper

“We were ready to go, we were ready to compete, we were ready to press them,” Toronto FC coach Preki said of his team’s quick start at last night’s game.

Compete is exactly what Toronto FC did yesterday evening at BMO Field. The Reds came out strong, scoring their first goal just 3 minutes into the game off of a header in the penalty box by Martin Saric. It took until the second half for five time CONCACAF Champions, Cruz Azul, to realize what had hit them.

Not many people were expecting the Reds to be ahead 2-0 going into the second half. Continue reading

The Reds Defeat Motague But It Ain't Over Yet

In the first game of the CONCACAF preliminary round yesterday, the Toronto FC defeated CD Motague 1 to 0 at BMO Field.

ChadBarrettThe game’s only goal came at the 20 minute mark when Dwayne De Rosario split the defense, leaving Walter Flores, the Motague goal k eeper, alone with TFC’s Chad Barrett who was able to put a left footed kick to the back of the net. Toronto FC was hungry for another goal, and dominated the majority of the game play, including the shots (13 – 4), but they were unsuccessful.

A number of TFC players expressed their frustration with not being able to widen the lead in this aggregated series. As De Rosario put it, “Another day we finish one or two of those chances and we go to Honduras with two or three goals up … We did get the win, the 1-0, but we know it’s very tough going to Central America and playing.” Continue reading

Toronto FC Prepares to Finish Season Strong

Toronto FC Captain and Scarborough Native Dwayne De Rosario
Toronto FC Captain and Scarborough Native Dwayne De Rosario

While the Toronto FC is getting ready to face their Western Conference equals, FC Dallas, on Saturday, the Reds are also preparing for a much harder fight ahead of them.

The game this weekend will be a good indicator of how the Eastern and Western MLS conferences compare, as well as how far the Toronto FC has come in the 3 years since they entered the MLS.

The two teams have had similar runs the last two seasons, finishing within one point of one another. This year, they are both sitting in third place in their division with FC Dallas at 25 points and Toronto FC at 22. Continue reading