Vancouver Whitecaps v Houston Dynamo – The Story In Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps v Houston Dynamo – The Story In Pictures

The Western Conference leaders headed to BC Place on Saturday night, but by the time the final whistle sounded, Houston Dynamo had been knocked off top spot, going down to a 2-1 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps.

The ‘Caps made it difficult for themselves after a Fredy Montero penalty and a Yordy Reyna wonderstrike had them two goals up and coasting by half time. Romell Quioto made it interesting six minutes after the restart, but Vancouver held on fairly comfortably to claim all three points, albeit without causing too much threat of their own.

Still, a massive won as the season gets down to crunch.

AFTN photographer Tom Ewasiuk was there to capture all the action before, during and after the game. 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].


Your Whitecaps starting XI

After a fairly uneventful start, Yordy Reyna was sent crashing in the box in the 16th minute

Referee Drew Fisher had no hesitation in pointing to the spot

Fredy Montero steps up

And sends Tyler Deric the wrong way to fire the ‘Caps into the lead with his 10th goal of the season

Joy!

Romell Quioto came close to equalizing with a free kick but David Ousted kept him out

But the ‘Caps doubled their lead just past the half hour mark when Yordy Reyna made space for himself and fired an unstoppable shot past Deric

What a goal!

The ‘Caps pushed to kill the game off and although they came close they had to settle for a two goal lead at half time

Quioto pulls one back for the Dynamo in the 51st minute after some poor defensive play by the ‘Caps

Disappointing but not too costly

And a Vancouver victory was sealed

Jake Nerwinski does the Humba with Curva Collective

You can see all of Tom’s photos from the game HERE and in our full Flickr slideshow below:

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