Carolina Railhawks produced a polished display this evening to secure a deserved 3-1 win over Austin Aztex, thanks to two late goals from Etienne Barbara and Tom Heinemann and a goalkeeping blunder.
The Railhawks did what they needed to do and hold a firm advantage in the race to the NASL Conference title and the number 2 seeding in the USSF-D2 playoffs.
Vancouver Whitecaps now need to do the same and that means beating Portland Timbers by three goals tomorrow afternoon at Swangard.
Since we’ve struggled to score one goal for most of the season, I don’t hold out a lot of hope and that will mean a first round playoff match up next week against our Cascadian rivals and a 5th seeding for the Caps.
Where there’s still hope though there’s still a chance and the Caps need all of us in the Southside to raise them on the pitch and secure a memorable win tomorrow in what is already shaping up to be an epic day.
Join the Southside tailgate at 1.30pm to kick off the festivities. You’ll find us in Central Park at the Southeast corner of Swangard Stadium (see HERE).
There’s top quality barbecue food on offer to wrap up the regular season. The “King of Smoked Meat,” Arne Salvesen, will be serving up an amazing assortment of goodies: BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, Beef brisket sandwiches, Burnaby Baked Beans and Swangard ‘Slaw!
There will be single and combo deals on offer and included with each combo bought is a raffle ticket to take part in a pre match penalty shoot out competition against the Timbers Army on the hallowed Swangard turf.
Everyone’s welcome to come along and this invite also extends to the post match festivities we have planned at Library Square Pub, 300 W. Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver.
Hope to see you there and most importanly, hope to see a three goal Whitecaps win.
Mon the Caps.