Four days, two matches, two different competitions, two defeats. That’s been Vancouver Whitecaps’ week, but the performances and circumstances of the games against San Jose Earthquakes and Tigres in ‘the Volcano’ were very different natural disasters.
The ‘Caps battled hard against a much better Tigres side in Mexico on Tuesday night, coming away with just a two goal deficit and are still very much in their CONCACAF Champions League semi-final. We look back at the game, the performances, and the strange feeling of coming away from a game that we expected the team to do much worse in but being disappointed with how things ultimately played out.
‘Caps coach Carl Robinson gave us a call just before he headed home from Mexico to chat about the game and what may lie in store in the second leg (00:16:23 mark).
There were some good defensive displays in Mexico, especially from Kendall Waston and David Ousted. But where was that in San Jose? Can they produce that every week in MLS?
San Jose was a mess. We look at the great start, the turning point of Ousted’s sending off, and the subsequent defensive collapse, posing the question what future does Kekuta Manneh have with this team if he can’t add a better defensive side to his game and what could the ‘Caps get for him if they decided to put him up for a trade?
Our player interview this week is with one of the Whitecaps most recent additions, Brek Shea (00:49:48). We sit down with Brek to talk about his career, moving to Vancouver, and life off the pitch. We found it an interesting chat and we’re sure you will too.
And there’s still time to bring you Tim Parker’s footballing bucket list (01:16:17).
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