Vancouver, British Columbia (May 10, 2019) – The Vancouver Whitecaps end Portland’s winning streak by winning 1-0 over the Portland Timbers at BC Place.
The Whitecaps started the scored the lone goal of the match in the ninth minute. It came from a great ball from Hwang In-beom that bounced around the Portland defense. The ball eventually landed to Fredy Montero who smashed it into the top corner, giving Steve Clark in the Portland goal zero chance.
Thought the game ended scoreless, the Portland Timbers had plenty of chances to equalize throughout the game, especially during the second half. Their best chance fell to none other than Diego Valeri who’s shot from 6 yards out was straight to Maxime Crepeau. Though a few half chances fell to Portland, the game ended 1-0 in favor of the Whitecaps.
Three Takeaways for the Vancouver Whitecaps
- Portland Blanked – For the first time since April 6, the Portland Timbers didn’t score. That wasn’t for a lack of effort. The Timbers created many chances along the way and arguably should have scored one or two of them. Even though they didn’t score, Portland fans should not worry.
- Vancouver Keeps Rollin’ – The Whitecaps, who started the year off rocky, got their third result in a row. With a midweek game against Atlanta United, the Whitecaps will lean on their streak to keep collecting points and moving up the Western Conference Standings.
- Cascadia Cup Will Be Competitive – This year’s version of the Cascadia Cup will be competitive this year. Vancouver leads the standings right now, but Portland and Seattle will most likely collect results against one another, making this year’s race for the regional cup that much more fun for fans.
Main Photo: HARRISON, NEW JERSEY- FEBRUARY 22: Carl Robinson, head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC during the New York Red Bulls Vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC CONCACAF Champions League match at Red Bull Arena on February 22, 2017 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)