Vancouver Whitecaps 2 v Seattle Sounders 2  – The Story In Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps 2 v Seattle Sounders 2 – The Story In Pictures

What is it with Robert Earnshaw and debut goals? After scoring his first Whitecaps goal within minutes of coming on in the ‘Caps win over Portland in March in MLS action, the former Welsh international made his USL debut with WFC2 against Seattle on Sunday and scored a 16th minute goal in the 1-1 draw.

2,056 fans took in WFC2’s first ever home USL Cascadian derby and AFTN photographer Tom Ewasiuk was there to capture all the action before, during and after the game.

Here’s “The Story In Pictures”, with a full Flickr slideshow at the end.

[Also check out Tom’s website www.residualimagephotography.com for more of his photos and work].


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Standing, chanting and cheering are mandatory at WFC2 games

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Curva Collective are in the house

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And so are the Southsiders

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The teams line up for the Canadian and American national anthems – no Cascadian one played yet

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The ‘Caps pre match huddle

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Deybi Flores makes his USL debut and demonstrates his skills at Twister

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16 minutes in another debutant, Robert Earnshaw, pounces on a mistake from S2 keeper Charlie Lyon

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No backflip celebration this time, just an airplane one instead

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But eight minutes later, the Sounders send in a dangerous corner

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Paolo Tornaghi can sense the danger as the ball is flicked on

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And Nick Miele taps home the equaliser

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Booooooooooooo

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It’s not just Sounders fans that live in a bubble

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Earnie comes within inches of putting WFC2 back ahead and grabbing his second

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Kianz Froese turns S2 defenders inside out with some fancy footwork in the box

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But his attempt at what would possibly have been the ‘Caps goal of the season is blocked

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At the other end Tornaghi stops Darwin Jones grabbing the go ahead goal for the Sounders

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Dirty, dirty Sounders

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Same old Sounders, always cheating

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AFTN’s product placement with ‘Caps goalscorer Earnshaw after the game finishes 1-1

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The AFTN crew speak with S2 coach Ezra Hendrickson after the match – listen to our chat in Ep107 of our podcast!

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You can see a Flickr slideshow of all of Tom’s photos from the game below:

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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