Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake – The Story In Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake – The Story In Pictures

FOUR!

That was the shout at BC Place on Saturday night and the balls were certainly flying everywhere, but primarily into the RSL net.

Vancouver Whitecaps routed the visitors 4-0 thanks to first half goals from Octavio Rivero and a second half brace from Cristian Techera.

It was as comfortable a win as you’d expect over a struggling, understrength side, but we’ve all seen such scenarios go wrong before. And it was all done with the ‘Caps playing nowhere near their best.

If the ‘Caps ever become a team that actually take more of their chances then the rest of MLS will be left in their dust. For now, we can celebrate still leading the tight pack that is the Western Conference, with some much bigger tests to come.

AFTN photographer Tom Ewasiuk was there to capture all the action before, during and after the RSL 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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The longest national anthem renditions ever!

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The Whitecaps starting XI

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Some scrubs

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MLS Twister – quick trademark that now

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And down goes Rivero. Never a penalty, but hey, we’ll take it

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Rivero picks himself up, slots the penalty home and enjoys his ninth of the season

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Jeff Cassar and referee Chris Penso not seeing eye to eye but the RSL head coach does see red

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“No. You go” Cassar tells Penso

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With five minutes of the half remaining, Kekuta Manneh’s fancy footwork sets up Pa Modou Kah at the back post

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And the Gambian Goal Machine gets his third in two games and makes it 2-0 ‘Caps

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The dodgy dance celebration that Robbo referred to!

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The much better Kah/Waston celebration bump that we’re seeing every week now!

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Five minutes into the second half, Jordan Harvey sends the ball across goal

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And Cristian Techera buries it to make it 3-0 ‘Caps – just look at his little face, well imagine it anyway!

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Nico and Kah, Vancouver’s version of the Dudley Boyz?

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Kendall Waston picks up a booking that rules him out of next week’s game at KC

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The ball breaks to Techera on the edge of the box and he lets rip

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Techera grabs his second of the game in the 68th minute to make it a 4-0 rout

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The Bug is delighted, while RSL players just want this one to end

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Shoe shine for the goalscoring hero

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RSL’s day gets even worse as Aunt Sally gets a straight red in the dying moments

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Techera does the postgame Humba with Curva Collective

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

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