Posts Tagged ‘MLS’

Whitecaps Tie Toronto FC 1-1

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

vancouverwhitecapsIt’s been quite the contrast for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Wednesday’s game against the Toronto FC at Empire Field saw a 1-1 draw, a tough pill to swallow when in their first MLS game they beat the TFC 4-2.

Though the Caps gave it a good go on Wednesday night, the issue seems to be the lack of scoring. After being revved up for the second half, they ended up with a post strike, a header that missed, a 20-yard drive that went off the crossbar, and a shot that went high from eight yards away.

Close, but no cigar.

It seems to be unfortunate for the Whitecaps that they’ve only won 2 of their 14 games played so far, drawing half of those.

Despite that they still managed to draw a crowd of 15,500 for 20,000 seats. That’s great for the Caps, especially when Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals were at Rogers Arena the same night.

One thing the Caps will have going for them is a weekend off, while Toronto is set to play Colorado before next week’s game.

Cheer on your home team! The next game for the Whitecaps is Wednesday, May 25th at 5 pm PDT at BMO Field in Toronto against the Toronto FC. Next home game is Saturday, May 28th at 2:30 pm PDT at Empire Field in Vancouver. Don’t miss out, get your tickets.

Whitecaps Play Historic First

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Tomorrow marks the first ever MLS competition for the Vancouver Whitecaps, as they take on Toronto FC at Empire Field.

Two years ago today, it was announced that the Whitecaps would join the major league. The team and the city have undergone heavy renovations since then.

Vancouver’s BC Place, the future home for the Whitecaps, is receiving a face-lift. When finished, the facility will boast a cable-supported (more…)

Toronto FC defeats Cruz Azul 2 to 1

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Toronto FC player, Martin Saric, heads the ball past the Cruz Azul goalkeeper

Toronto FC player, Martin Saric, heads the ball past the Cruz Azul goalkeeper

“We were ready to go, we were ready to compete, we were ready to press them,” Toronto FC coach Preki said of his team’s quick start at last night’s game.

Compete is exactly what Toronto FC did yesterday evening at BMO Field. The Reds came out strong, scoring their first goal just 3 minutes into the game off of a header in the penalty box by Martin Saric. It took until the second half for five time CONCACAF Champions, Cruz Azul, to realize what had hit them.

Not many people were expecting the Reds to be ahead 2-0 going into the second half. (more…)