Rapids vs. Whitecaps FC blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Whitecaps 2-2 Colorado Rapids

Five game losing streak is no more, as the Whitecaps earned a point this afternoon at BC Place.

That was their game in hand on FC Dallas, so Vancouver is officially two points up on them and both have four games remaining.

Tighten your seatbelts, ‘Caps fans.

Love ’em

Kenny Kenny!

Super Kenny Miller finally showed what Martin Rennie had been telling us all along – the man knows how to put the ball home! He buried a beauty for his second of the year and first at BC Place.

It looked to be the winner until (gasp) the ‘Caps let off the gas towards the end.

Next for Miller?

Producing on the pitch with Darren Mattocks.

Home Sweet Home

Reunited and it feels so good! The ‘Caps returned home for the first of four home games, and continued to make BC Place a fortress, holding the loss column at 2 on the year at home.

It could’ve been another 3 points in the point column had the ‘Caps kept pushing, but I’m not onto the negative quite yet.

Oh, so you do care!

Dane Richards is back!  Apparently he hasn’t packed it in after all. A few matches ago I called Richards out for not showing the same pace or effort since his signing with Burnley.

That changed this evening, as he showed the talent that made opposing right backs have mysterious injuries prior to a match against the ‘Caps.

Alain Rochat

It was a rough night for the backline

Hate ’em 

2 More…

Again. Again we missed out on points by not closing. Over 10 points this year have been lost because Rennie and co decides to sit back and defend rather than keep pushing for a 2 goal lead.

It cost them again this evening.

In a tight West Conference, those points could’ve been the difference between avoiding the Wild Card round (or at least getting it at home) rather than going out to someone else’s stadium to play.

You call that defending?

Three chances the ‘Caps had to clear that ball away from danger and three times the most reliable ‘Caps defenders whiffed.

Alain Rochat (my MVP for this year), Jay DeMerit and YP Lee all missed on an opportunity to clear out a dangerous play. It cost us both a goal in goal differential AND 2 points.

It was a rough night for the backline all together, as Jordan Harvey really disappointed me with his lack of effort on the Rapids first goal.

The ‘Caps continue their home stand next Saturday, against rival Seattle Sounders!


Matchup hihighlights Whitecaps FC 2-2 draw with Colorado

Post Game Quote

Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie comments after 2-2 tie with Colorado Rapids

“I felt we stopped doing what we were doing (in the second half). We tried to protect the lead in the wrong way. That point may be the point that gets us into the playoffs. We’ll see”


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