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Vancouver Whitecaps Settle For Draw Against FC Dallas

Vancouver Whitecaps

Photo: Jorge Parra (Underdog Productions)

The Vancouver Whitecaps were back at BC Place Stadium following two weeks off.

There was an air of anticipation from the Caps fans.

Both Cristian Bolanos and Kendall Waston were injured in international matches, playing for Costa Rica last week.  A couple of alleged incidents are still under investigation.

One is involving team defender Sheanon Williams and the other involving a couple of male youth players.

Vancouver Whitecaps
Photo: Jorge Parra (Underdog Productions)

The first half finished in a scoreless tie, with little to get excited about. The second half started with a bit more intensity by both teams. In the 52nd minute, Maximiliano Urruti stole a ball at midfield and proceeded to charge the box. He sent a shot through two Vancouver Whitecaps defenders and past the outstretched David Ousted.

The game continued with chances at both ends and in the 74th minute, the Caps were rewarded with a free kick from about 30 yards out.

It was than up to diminutive midfielder Christian Techera to create a bit of magic as he was able to curl the ball past the wall and into the net, completely out of the reach of Jesse Gonzalez, the Dallas goalkeeper.

The fans in the stadium went into a frenzy after such a wonderful strike that brought them memories of similar shots taken by a former Brazilian player, Camilo Sanvezzo .

The game ended in a well deserved tie and both teams seemed to be satisfied with the result. Moreover, the Whitecaps now have a home record of 4W – 2L – 2T and find themselves in 5th place in the Western Conference Standings and 4 points behind Dallas, Portland, and Houston.

Next for the Whitecaps are two away games. First against Minnesota United FC on Saturday, June 24th and Chicago Fire on July 1st.

Written by: Carlos Parra

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