What was the over/under on this one? Not sure, but it ended up as the undermanned v the underwhelming.
There was only one team up for this Cascadian Cup derby clash and unfortunately they were wearing green. It was hard to know which team were down to the bare bones, as Portland Timbers’ gameplan played out perfectly for them, while Vancouver Whitecaps struggled to find the chemistry and string passes together.
In the end, the Timbers came away with the 2-1 win. Losing any derby game at home is disappointing. Losing one in such circumstances is unacceptable.
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].
He knows who we are. For now…
National anthems at club football matches are ridiculous. Get a Cascadian one going on the other hand would be fantastic
Your Vancouver Whitecaps starting XI?
Caleb Porter gets the respect from Carl Robinson he so sorely craves
Friggin’ in the riggin’ Southsiders style
The 14th minute starts okay, as Tim Parker gets a strong headed clearance away
But four Whitecap player charges, poor defending, quick thinking on behalf of Sebastian Blanco, and a few seconds later, and Jeremy Ebobisse has the ball in the back of the net to give the Timbers a 1-0 lead
Another close shave for Portland
Fredy Montero nearly gets Vancouver back on level terms
But he just can’t get enough on his poke to force the ball home
Carl Robinson counts how many DM’s he should have playing in this game
Andrew Jacobson did manage to poke one home from close range to tie things up on the stroke of half time
The ‘Caps joy is short lived as Sebastian Blanco starts and finishes a quick breakaway to restore the Timbers’ lead
We are all Jordan Harvey
It was a nice goal, something we don;t see a lot of from the ‘Caps in open play
No-one likes to see visiting fans celebrating at BC Place, but who can blame them after a great team performance?
David Ousted is left fuming
and on the ground, after a poor challenge into his back
Will we be adding broken ribs to Alphonso Davies’ growing list of sprains and knocks? Get more bandages!
It pains me to say this, but they deserve to make the most of a legendary win. Disgraceful display from Vancouver
You can see all of Tom’s photos from the game HERE and in our full Flickr slideshow below: