Vancouver Whitecaps v LAFC – The Homecoming in Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps v LAFC – The Homecoming in Pictures

569 days. A number now firmly imprinted in the minds of Vancouver Whitecaps fans the world over as the number of days between home matches at BC Place in front of fans.

Emotions could have overrun the occasion but the team’s fighting spirit was fully to the fore after trailing to a controversial penalty at half time, and second half goals from Brian White and Ryan Gauld saw the ‘Caps come away with a famous 2-1 victory and a massive three points.

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

The Boys Are Back In Town and in full voice

Your Whitecaps starting XI

Brian White just can’t get his foot onto an early ball across the goal

VAR strikes again as LAFC get awarded a controversial 43rd minute penalty

Which Diego Rossi tucks away

Ryan Gauld comes on at half time to try and make a difference

But it’s Brian White who sweeps home a Cristian Dajome cross in off the bar to level things up on the hour mark

LAFC nearly retake the lead three minutes later, as Maxime Crepeau saves from Diego Rossi

And the ‘Caps breathe a sigh of relief as Bryan Rodriguez crashes the rebound off the right post

But with the game in the final minute, Ryan Raposo sends a ball into the box onto the head of Ryan Gauld

Who heads home the winner

And sends BC Place into sheer joy

Stand By Me. Stand By This Team.

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

2021 MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps v LAFC (22/08/2021)

Authored by: Michael McColl

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