Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo – Empire Field – August 27, 2011
Could we be on a roll? Two back to back home wins for the Whitecaps! I know it’s a lot to hope for but in a season with more losses than wins fans will find hope in every small gain.
As the Whitecaps played their second to last match at Empire Field before the move downtown to BC Place, their was glimpses of good teamwork and skill showing up on the field and for a change it wasn’t all from the opposing team. The ‘Caps definitely had some good chances on net throughout the match and Joe Cannon kept the score level at nil-nil with some excellent saves. Then late in the match Shea Salinas brought all 20, 226 fans to their feet with an excellent shot into the far corner of the net. The final 4 minutes of the match remained tense as Houston tried to apply pressure but their poor road record (0W-5L-8D) stayed intact as the final whistle blew for a 1-nil victory for Whitecaps FC.
If the ‘Caps can maintain the momentum at home and gain some draws and even wins on the road, it will go a long way to boost the team and fan moral as the team launches its next season’s ticket sales campaign. Let’s hope the next match at home, against arch rivals Seattle Sounds is also a resounding victory! See you there!