Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake – The ‘Yes, It’s Finally Over’ End Of Season Ending Story In Pictures

Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake – The ‘Yes, It’s Finally Over’ End Of Season Ending Story In Pictures

There’s an old adage in the entertainment industry – always leave them wanting more. Vancouver Whitecaps have barely qualified to be classed as entertainment for much of the 2019 MLS season, so it was perhaps unsurprising that their campaign finally ended disappointingly at BC Place on Sunday afternoon.

Real Salt Lake came to town and left with all three points and a third seeding in the Western Conference after Damir Kreilach’s 28th minute header proved to be the only goal in a fairly tame end of season affair.

The ‘Caps have at least sent fans home with a smile on their face in some other seasons of mediocrity. This wasn’t one of them, although describing this season as mediocre is probably being kind. Now all anyone really cares about is what is going to happen this offseason to turn this team around to be serious contenders. It feels like a tall order right now and the pressure is certainly on Marc Dos Santos and the front office to deliver. Can they? Stay tuned!

AFTN photographers Tom (@ResidualImage) and Caroline (@FrogPhoto) were there to capture the action before, during, and after the game, plus some photos from the celebrity and alumni game beforehand. Here’s their “Story In Pictures”, with a full Flickr slideshow at the end.

The last game of the Whitecaps season and the last regular season game for a MLS legened, Nick Rimando

Your Whitecaps starting XI

One last tifo for the year

It wasn’t the most exciting first half but RSL went ahead in the 28th minute when Damir Kreilach headed home

For what was to prove to be the only goal of the game

The Whitecaps pushed for the second half equaliser

But Michaell Chirinos was kept at bay, first with a header

And then with a shot to the back post that Nick Rimando got his fingertips to

Which directed it off the post

And despite the initial RSL defensive panic, the danger was cleared

Erik Godoy fired one in late on

Only to see it nestle into the side netting

Season over for the ‘Caps, but the legend rolls on for at least one more match

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

2019 MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake (06/10/2019)

Authored by: Michael McColl

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