Some stories are sometimes best left untold. Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 home loss to Seattle Sounders yesterday is probably one of those stories, but we’ve got some good photos from the match, so it would be a shame to let those go to waste!
A first half brace from Chad Barrett did the damage, as the Sounders comfortably held on for all three points and the Whitecaps were left to go “back to the drawing board” and try to regroup. With seven of their next eight matches on the road, they’re going to have to do that pretty quick.
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 calm before the storm – when ‘Caps fans were hopeful
Would it be a feast or a famine for Sigi Schmid?
Carl Robinson gets lost in the moment
Vancouver Whitecaps starting XI
The other mob
Early trouble for Vancouver as Chad Barrett latches on to a Clint Dempsey through ball and fires home the opener
Five minutes gone and 1-0 Seattle amid jubilant scenes from the visitors
Pedro Morales almost ties it up immediately with a looping effort that it tipped over the bar
Then Kendall Waston comes close to an equaliser for the ‘Caps
Matias Laba picks up another early yellow card
More Whitecaps woe as Barrett gets on the end of a perfect Pappa pass
Firing past Ousted in the 38th minute to make it 2-0 Seattle
Someone loves X-Box (us if there’s any freebies going!)
With nothing happening in the second half, Darren Mattocks sees what it’s like to be Cristian Techera for a bit
Octavio Rivero seems unlikely to get a penalty call in MLS this season
Darwin Jones nearly makes it 3-0 for Seattle late on, but Ousted comes up big
Sadly someone’s going home happy
You can see a Flickr slideshow of all of Tom’s photos from the game below: