It was a disappointing return to MLS action for Vancouver Whitecaps after a three week break. They weren’t as flat as they have been in previous season after time off, but their inability to finish the multitude of chances that were created hurt them badly and New England Revolution ran out 2-1 winners.
A Nicolas Mezquida free kick was the high point of the afternoon, but it was unfortunately sandwiched inbetween a London Woodberry header and Kelyn Rowe’s winning strike.
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].
The good guys
The bad guys (AKA the winners)
Everybody was kung fu fighting
Just past the midway point of the half, an unmarked Kelyn Rowe crashes a header off the left post
The Whitecaps didn’t learn their lesson because London Woodberry rose unchallenged to head home Lee Nguyen’s 31st minute free kick
Giving David Ousted no chance and New England a 1-0 lead
This week’s Whitecaps DisCo Play of the Week?
Three minutes before the break, the Whitecaps get a free kick on the edge of the box, which Nicolas Mezquida curls around the wall
Towards the gaping hole in Brad Knighton;s goal
And into the back of the net for 1-1
But ten minutes into the second half, Kelyn Rowe is allowed time and space to drill home a low shot past David Ousted for 2-1 and what was to prove to be the game winning goal
Kekuta Manneh should have tied things up in the 70th minute but blasts an Erik Hurtado cutback wildly over
Can only presume the not says “put the ball in the fucking net”
You can see all of Tom’s photos from the game HERE and in our full Flickr slideshow below: