They left it late but Octavio Rivero’s 86th minute winner saw Vancouver Whitecaps grab their first ever win, and goal, away to Chicago Fire. So who put in “The Good, The Average and The Bad” performances as the ‘Caps got their 2015 campaign off and running.
The young Canadian left back got his third MLS start of his career. The difference this time was that it was because of merit and not because starting left back Jordan Harvey was serving a suspension.
He stepped up to the plate and did everything the coaching staff asked him too. He was able to use his speed and get up the wing to jump into the play. He linked up well with Kekuta Manneh and made it difficult for the Chicago Fire players to stop them both.
Did Adekugbe do enough to earn a second straight start? Is there any way that Carl Robinson can not start him?
The future is bright for young Sam and he looks like he will be an important part of the Whitecaps in the future moving forward.
Able To Counterattack
It was a game of counterattacks, for both teams on the pitch. Sure it means that mistakes were being made by both sides but it was sure entertaining to watch.
With all the opportunities created by both teams it led to chance after chance but both sides failed to score off those attacks. Sooner or later these chances for the Whitecaps will go into the back of the net. When they do, the team will be a high octane force this season in MLS.
Would The Real Pedro Morales Please Stand Up
Where has his shot gone? Why can’t he hit the net from anywhere on the pitch? He is looking like a player that has concerns in his mind that is affecting his ability on the pitch.
The good thing is he is still creating chances and getting these opportunities that he is missing. He has been able to link up well with newcomer Octavio Rivero and with time, they may become one of the most dangerous duos in the league this season.
He is too good to keep struggling like this for an extended period of time. His goals with come, he will continue to get better game after game and he will step up when the team needs him to this season.