Whitecaps battle to scoreless tie in opposition to Revolution

Whitecaps battle to scoreless tie in opposition to Revolution

A win would have been higher however for goalkeeper Cody Cropper serving to the Vancouver Whitecaps battle to a 0-0 Main League Soccer draw with the New England Revolution Sunday afternoon was a private victory.

Cropper spent 4 seasons with New England earlier than leaving the crew in 2019.

“Going into this week was emotionally a really large one,” stated Cropper, who has a 7-1-2 document in all competitions this yr for Vancouver. “I had some powerful occasions with the Revs for varied causes.

“I went into this week with my head locked in. I needed a clear sheet. I needed three factors, however I will take a clear sheet. They’re top-of-the-line offences within the league. They create numerous alternatives. I believe collectively as a crew we did very effectively in shutting them down.”

The Whitecaps had their possibilities to attain however could not beat New England goaltender Djordje Petrovic within the sport, performed earlier than 15,084 followers at BC Place Stadium.

Within the sport’s dying minutes the Whitecaps buzzed like offended bees across the Revolution web. Striker Lucas Cavallini slammed his hand into the online after lacking on an opportunity from the facet of the purpose.

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Early within the second half midfielder Leonard Owusu examined Petrovic with a right-footed shot from the highest of the field. Later each striker Cristian Dajome and midfielder Marcus Godinho compelled Petrovic to make saves.

Vancouver coach Vanni Sartini was happy with the strain his crew placed on the Revolution.

“I believe we had been the most effective crew on the sector,” he stated. “We created possibilities. We had been in management. Sadly, we did not rating and when you do not rating you do not win.”

The sport additionally confirmed his membership’s progress. It was the sort of match the Whitecaps may need misplaced earlier within the yr on a late purpose.

“I am proud and I am glad how the crew carried out,” Sartini stated. “A sport like this, when you do not rating it is easy to lose.”

Playoff race, missed alternatives

A win would have moved the Whitecaps (6-8-3) right into a playoff spot within the Western Convention. As an alternative Vancouver and Houston are tied with 21 factors, two factors again of Seattle for the ultimate playoff berth.

It units up an enormous match on July 2 when Vancouver hosts Los Angeles FC, the crew with the most effective document in MLS.

The Whitecaps are 5-2-2 of their final eight MLS video games and 4-1-3 at BC Place Stadium.

The draw prolonged New England’s MLS unbeaten streak to 9 video games (4-0-5). The Revolution (6-5-6) are sixth within the Jap Convention with 24 factors.

New England head coach Bruce Enviornment stated his crew missed some possibilities.

“We had some respectable alternatives the place we simply did not hit the goal,” he stated. “You are not going to attain targets when you do not hit the goal. It is a level on the street. It isn’t the worst.”

Vancouver signed Cropper as a backup however he took over the beginning position when Thomas Hasal suffered a fractured finger.

“I am controlling what I can management,” Cropper stated about his play. “I can solely do what I can do. I do not try to be something that I am not. I believe collectively proper now we’re all on the identical web page. We’re very linked proper now. We’re executing on all fronts.”