Whitecaps battle back to draw with Earthquakes


Head coach Carl Robinson likes his staff’s character, he is simply annoyed over how the Vancouver Whitecaps are being pressured to present it.

Ahead Yordy Reyna tied the sport within the 64th minute and assisted on Vancouver’s opening objective because the Whitecaps battled back from one down for a 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday evening.

Vancouver and San Jose tie 2-2, Yordy Reyna objective and help. 1:10

It was the second consecutive Main League Soccer sport the place the Whitecaps had to accept a draw regardless of controlling a lot of the play.

The Whitecaps had loads of scoring probabilities however lacked the end to put the Earthquakes away.

“It is a good trait to have, character in your staff,” stated Robinson. “We definitely have that.

“What we want to instill within the staff is somewhat little bit of high quality.”

Whereas Robinson wished to stay optimistic, Whitecaps captain Kendall Waston did not hassle to disguise his vexation.

“I am annoyed once more,” stated Waston. “We wished to win.”

Vancouver (4-5-3) wanted a objective from Waston late in damage time for a 2-2 draw towards Houston Friday evening. The Whitecaps are 1-4-2 of their final seven video games.

The Whitecaps had 9 photographs heading in the right direction towards San Jose in contrast to three for the Earthquakes. Striker Kei Kamara, ahead Brek Shea and midfielder Felipe all had first-rate scoring alternatives however missed the online.

“We proceed to create probabilities, we simply did not take them,” stated Robinson.

“It isn’t only one particular person, it is three or 4 of the fellows. It is regarding. You may have to go back to work. If we weren’t getting the probabilities I might be somewhat extra fearful.”

Cristian Techera scored the opposite Whitecaps objective.

Striker Danny Hoesen, on a disputed play, and defender Nick Lima scored for San Jose (2-5-3). The Earthquakes have one win of their final 9 video games (1-5-3).

Reyna ‘terrific’

Lima put the Earthquakes forward 2-1 within the 53rd minute. The Whitecaps gave an excessive amount of house to midfielder Valeri Qazaishvili, permitting him to dribble into Vancouver territory. He dished off to Lima, who scored his first objective of the yr on a bending shot.

Reyna tied the match after left back Marcel de Jong despatched a protracted ball into the field. Reyna headed a shot that bounced off the back of San Jose defender Shea Salinas, a former Whitecap, and previous Earthquakes goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell.

Robinson was impressed by Reyna’s efficiency.

“Seeing the way in which he performed at this time will assist us,” he stated. “I assumed he was terrific. He was full of life, he was sharp. He was in attacking areas, getting photographs off or creating probabilities.

“He might have gotten three targets on one other day. We want Yordy to come up massive for us at sure moments.”

Vancouver opened the scoring within the 19th minute on a reasonably three-way passing play. Midfielder Felipe feathered a ball to Reyna. He slipped a go to an open Techera, who beat Tarbell with a low shot.

Hoesen tied the sport within the first minute of first-half damage time. The Netherlands native acquired behind the Whitecaps defence, took a protracted go from Florian Jungwirth, and lifted a shot over Brian Rowe for his team-leading fifth objective of the season.

Psychological lapses

The group of 17,357 at BC Place Stadium booed loudly because the Whitecaps argued the play was offside. Video replays confirmed it was a detailed name.

Felipe stated psychological lapses are hurting the Whitecaps.

“For 42 minutes we managed the sport and created loads of probabilities,” he stated. “We had alternatives to rating two or three targets, however we did not.

“Because it has occurred this yr, one likelihood for the opposite staff they usually scored a objective.”

Lima stated it was a optimistic end result for the Earthquakes, who’ve a win and a draw of their final two video games.

“I feel there have been moments the place we have been actually sturdy,” he stated. “We put them, on their back foot.

“I feel there have been a couple of instances the place we lacked somewhat creativity within the last third, myself included. General, we put out a superb efficiency. It was a superb effort and I am pleased with this group.”

Robinson stated the Whitecaps are sometimes their very own worst enemy.

“There was plenty of great things,” he stated. “There have been too many particular person errors which led to targets, a scarcity of focus after we are answerable for the sport.

“Whenever you do this, and also you get punished it stings and hurts. We proceed to create probabilities, we simply did not take them.”

The Whitecaps depart Thursday to play FC Dallas Saturday.




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