WFC2 v Real Monarchs – The Story In Pictures

WFC2 v Real Monarchs – The Story In Pictures

A third of the way into the 2016 USL season and Vancouver Whitecaps 2 remain unbeaten and top of the Western Conference standings.

Sunday’s 2-2 draw took their unbeaten run to ten matches, but Alan Koch’s side had to content themselves with a single point after looking to be home and dry and coasting when they scored two goals in the space of 66 seconds, from Ben McKendry and Kyle Greig, to go 2-0 up in the 25th minute.

But credit to Real Monarchs who fought back through a brace of beauties from USL Player of the Week Ricardo Velazco either side of half time, to come away with a share of the spoils.

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].


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Your unbeaten WFC2 starting XI

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After a battling start, the ‘Caps take the lead in the 24th minute when Brett Levis lays the ball off to Ben McKendry on the edge of the box

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And the midfielder hit a beauty first time

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That flies past Real keeper Eduardo Fernandez into the top corner

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Sparking his trademark corner flag celebration

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The ‘Caps attack straight from the restart and Sam Adekugbe sends a low ball in across goal to Kyle Greig

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And 66 seconds after the first goal, the ‘Caps captain tucks it away for 2-0

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That was Greig’s ninth goal of the season so far

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But a minute into first half stoppage time, Ricardo Velazco pulls one back with a strike that beats Paolo Tornaghi all ends up

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And the Italian is left wondering what him again in the 53rd minute when Valazco curl’s a beauty home from the corner of the box

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Real joy there and an end to the day’s scoring as well for a 2-2 final

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

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