It’s the curse, the curse I tell you….
Another Voyageurs Cup campaign and another selection of ways that Vancouver Whitecaps seem to have found to make their quest to actually lift the trophy as difficult as possible.
It was a flat and lacklustre performance from what was a fairly strong ‘Caps side against Edmonton on Wednesday night. Vancouver may have come away with a face saving late 1-1 draw but how crucial will the Eddies away goal prove to be? We’ll find out in a week.
AFTN photographer Tom Ewasiuk was there to capture all the action before, during and after the game and here’s his “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].
Oh Canada, Oh Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps starting XI
Gershon Koffie’s mistake lets in Tomi Ameobi
Who easily fires home the opener for Edmonton just four minutes in
Happy days indeed for the Eddies
Worse is to come for the ‘Caps as Sam Adekugbe strains his right ankle
A tough injury for young Sam. He’s been for tests. How long he’ll be out is still unknown.
More bodies hit the floor
The Whitecaps will have been glad to see the back of that half
Meanwhile, Sam is already in a boot and on crutches
The second half starts more brightly as Erik Hurtado has an early chance
Before wasting an even more golden opportunity in the 66th minute
The shock of seeing indoor plumbing was too much to take for some Edmonton players
Just as it was looking bleak for Vancouver, Koffie shows some nice footwork in the box and fires home an 87th minute equalizer
Can we get our ball back mister?
As the game enters stoppage time, Robert Earnshaw finds himself clear in the box
But it’s just too tight and angle and the ball ends up in the side netting
Paolo Tornaghi finally got to get a Whitecaps start. Really pleased for the Italian keeper
Twas a tough night for Captain Koffie
Eddies coach Colin Miller knows history is in the making for his side next week
While Carl Robinson knows his ‘Caps have a tough time ahead of them if they are to advance
You can see a Flickr slideshow of all of Tom’s photos from the game below: