Vancouver Whitecaps v Philadelphia Union – The Story In Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps v Philadelphia Union – The Story In Pictures

We’ve been waiting for the Whitecaps to get into a scoring groove and give someone a hammering. Three goals against Philadelphia wasn’t quite that, but it was close. It was a dominant performance that was three goals going on five, six or more.

David Ousted came up with the game changing moment with a fantastic point blank save in the 26th minute that gave Vancouver the kick up the ass they needed. Goals from Pedro Morales and Octavio Rivero sent them on their way by half time. They could have added a few more in the second half but had to settle for just Darren Mattocks late strike.

Still, 3-0 and back on top of the standings isn’t a bad way to finish the weekend.

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].


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Vancouver Whitecaps starting XI

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Philadelphia Union starting XI – poor souls

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It was pretty quiet until David Ousted’s 26th minute point blank save from Andrew Wenger sparked the Whitecaps to life

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Vancouver responded immediately with a chance for Octavio Rivero

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Then Kekuta Manneh had a try

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Rivero had another try but MLS debutant Brian Sylvestre was standing tall

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But Pedro Morales beat the offside trap and hit a sublime bending finish past Sylvestre to make it 1-0 ‘Caps

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And he loves grabbing his second goal of the season

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Then a minute before half time Rivero muscles his way past Ethan White

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Then slots home with ease to make it 2-0

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South American joy!

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The Whitecaps keep it up at the start of the second half and Kekuta Manneh nearly makes it 3-0 just minutes in

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Sylvestre did well but it looked like the Philly keeper curse had struck again at one point

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It already looked like game over for the Union but Richie Marquez’s 78th minute red card for a tackle on Cristian Techera sealed their fate

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Then after missing an earlier chance, Darren Mattocks makes it 3-0 in the 81st minute

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Jamaican joy!

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And the fans go home delighted

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Pa Modou Kah giving children watching on TV nightmares!

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Safe to say, Carl Robinson was happy with the afternoon’s work

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

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