One to forget? Perhaps. But we’ve got the photos anyway.
Vancouver Whitecaps failed to add a third straight Cascadia Cup to the Voyageurs Cup silverware they’ve already won this season.
A 3-0 loss to Seattle may not be a fair representation of the game but the Sounders took their chances and the Whitecaps didn’t and that’s the story.
Tough to take but the only silver lining is that the weekend’s other results still leave the Whitecaps on top of the Supporters’ Shield standings. They need to improve their finishing to stay there.
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 Whitecaps starting XI
The Sounders have a message for their injured defender Roman Torres
Curva Collective and Rain City Brigade’s collaborative tifo
Octavio Rivero was looking lively early and came close with this low 14th minute curler
Five minutes later and Rivero is played in by Cristian Techera
But Frei is off his line quickly to thwart the danger
Techera shows some great skill to create a chance in the 42nd minute but Frei comes up big again
Despite the Caps pressure, a little Ivanschitz puts the Sounders ahead on the stroke of half time
Vancouver should have had a second half penalty when the ball hits Oneil Fisher’s hand and his balls
But as the Caps push forward for the equaliser, Gonzalo Pineda lines up a 71st minute shot
And crashes it in off the post to make it 2-0 Seattle
Ossie Alonso’s always going to get injured tackling with his legs bent like this
#KickDempseyHarder Kendall got the ball anyway
Don’t think it’s as friendly as it looks
With more space at the back, Obafemi Martins pokes home a third
Caps coach Carl Robinson is philosophical in defeat and his team are still top
You can see a Flickr slideshow of all of Tom’s photos from the game below: