Vancouver Whitecaps v San Jose Earthquakes – The Story In Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps v San Jose Earthquakes – The Story In Pictures

New day, different opponent, same result.

Vancouver Whitecaps’ poor home form continued on Wednesday night as they dropped two more points to a team below them in the standings. San Jose Earthquakes were the lucky recipients this time, fighting back from being a goal behind to score a pair of goals either side of half time and forcing the ‘Caps to eventually settle for a point in a 2-2.

That’s nine points lost from six home games so far, and another slew of chances wasted. These are most certainly things that prove costly to teams come the business end of the season. It’s not acceptable, but just what is the solution? These are some quality players missing these chances. Just how the Whitecaps turn this around remains to be seen, but the natives are certainly getting restless.

Regular AFTN photographer Tom Ewasiuk (@ResidualImage) was there to capture the action before, during and after the game. Here’s the “Story In Pictures”, with a full Flickr slideshow at the end.

Your Whitecaps starting XI

19 minutes in and the ‘Caps take the lead when Cristian Techera gets on to a perfect through ball from Yordy Reyna

And fires home the opener

Kei Kamara even makes sure he keeps his shirt on this time!

The lead doesn’t last for too long as Danny Hoesen runs onto a Florian Jungwirth ball forward a minute into stoppage time

Lobbing the onrushing Brian Rowe and levelling things up

How was that not offside asks Rowe? Kendall Waston proved to be the answer

San Jose now had a spring in their step in the second half and landed one on top of the ‘Caps net

But they put another one in it in the 53rd minute when Nick Lima has acres off room on the right side to blast the go ahead goal past Brian Rowe

Were San Jose on for their second away win in less than a week?

No! The ‘Caps tie it up in the 64th minute when Yordy Reyna capitalizes on some terrible defending from Shea Salinas to get his head onto a Marcel de Jong cross

Heading home the equaliser and his first goal of the season

Kei Kamara had a couple of chances to win the game for Vancouver

But no more goals, two more dropped points at home, and Kamara’s face matched that of most people around BC Place

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

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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