Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake – The Story In Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake – The Story In Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps current four game home stand is going to go a long way to where the team will end up in the playoff reckoning come the end of the season. It got off to a great start on Saturday night with what was a hard fought in the end 3-2 victory over a Real Salt Lake team fighting for their postseason hopes.

Goals from Cristian Techera, Kendall Waston, and Yordy Reyna saw the ‘Caps home, and although they gave up some “bad goals” defensively to give RSL some hope, it was a fairly comfortable win, albeit one made more difficult than you feel it needed to be.

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

[Also check out Tom’s website for more of his photos and work].

Your Whitecaps starting XI

After some early close calls, the ‘Caps finally get on the scoreboard in the 29th minute when Jake Nerwinski sends a dangerous ball into the box

For Cristian Techera to tuck away. 1-0 ‘Caps

The Bug bites and he loves it

But RSL got themselves back level when Chris Wingert’s curler into the box goes straight through to David Ousted

Who makes the intial save

But can only look on as the ball bounces off the turf and over the line

The look on everyone’s faces says it all

But the ‘Caps regrouped after half time and retake the lead in the 52nd minute as Yordy Reyna’s free kick into the box is met by Tim Parker

His effort crashes off the right post and the rebound falls to Kendall Waston, who drills home

Joy all round

Moments later David Ousted makes up for his earlier blunder with a great double save, first stopping the ball at the post

Then kicking away the rebound

Then another big save from the Dane

But the ‘Caps look home and dry when Bernie Ibini sends in a great cross in the 64th minute

Which Yordy Reyna powerfully heads home

A great team display with the goals

And although RSL pull one back from Tony Beltran with seven minutes remaining

There’s no way back for the visitors and the final whistle brings delight both on and off the pitch

And ends with Yordy Reyna doing the Humba with Curva Collective

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

Authored by: Michael McColl

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