New day, different opponent, same result.
Vancouver Whitecaps’ poor home form continued on Wednesday night as they dropped two more points to a team below them in the standings. San Jose Earthquakes were the lucky recipients this time, fighting back from being a goal behind to score a pair of goals either side of half time and forcing the ‘Caps to eventually settle for a point in a 2-2.
That’s nine points lost from six home games so far, and another slew of chances wasted. These are most certainly things that prove costly to teams come the business end of the season. It’s not acceptable, but just what is the solution? These are some quality players missing these chances. Just how the Whitecaps turn this around remains to be seen, but the natives are certainly getting restless.
Regular AFTN photographer Tom Ewasiuk (@ResidualImage) was there to capture the action before, during and after the game. Here’s the “Story In Pictures”, with a full Flickr slideshow at the end.
Your Whitecaps starting XI
19 minutes in and the ‘Caps take the lead when Cristian Techera gets on to a perfect through ball from Yordy Reyna
And fires home the opener
Kei Kamara even makes sure he keeps his shirt on this time!
The lead doesn’t last for too long as Danny Hoesen runs onto a Florian Jungwirth ball forward a minute into stoppage time
Lobbing the onrushing Brian Rowe and levelling things up
How was that not offside asks Rowe? Kendall Waston proved to be the answer
San Jose now had a spring in their step in the second half and landed one on top of the ‘Caps net
But they put another one in it in the 53rd minute when Nick Lima has acres off room on the right side to blast the go ahead goal past Brian Rowe
Were San Jose on for their second away win in less than a week?
No! The ‘Caps tie it up in the 64th minute when Yordy Reyna capitalizes on some terrible defending from Shea Salinas to get his head onto a Marcel de Jong cross
Heading home the equaliser and his first goal of the season
Kei Kamara had a couple of chances to win the game for Vancouver
But no more goals, two more dropped points at home, and Kamara’s face matched that of most people around BC Place
You can see all of Tom’s photos from the game HERE and in our full Flickr slideshow below: