Major League Soccer: Vancouver Whitecaps seizes a 2-1 win against Real Salt Lake 2-1

VANCOUVER. Vancouver Whitecaps bested Real Salt Lake to win 2-1. A penalty from R. Gauld was decisive in the 90min.

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VANCOUVER. Vancouver Whitecaps overcome Real Salt Lake to win 2-1. A penalty from R. Gauld was decisive in the 90min. It was Vancouver Whitecaps to strike first with a goal of R. Veselinovic at the 32′. Then it was a goal in the 52′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, R. Gauld gave the win to Vancouver Whitecaps in the 90′ minute with a penalty. Real Salt Lake lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).

A. Herrera received a red card (90′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Real Salt Lake lost the match.

The match was played at the BC Place Stadium stadium in Vancouver on Saturday and it started at 4:00 pm local time. The referee was Jon Freemon who was helped by Andrew Bigelow and Jeff Hosking. The 4th official was Filip Dujic. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.5 degrees Celsius or 65.23 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.​

Match Statistics

Real Salt Lake was in firm control of the ball 59% while Vancouver Whitecaps was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Real Salt Lake was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, Vancouver Whitecaps was capable to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Vancouver Whitecaps shot 7 times, 5 on target, 2 off target. On the other side, Real Salt Lake shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Vancouver Whitecaps received 3 yellow cards (D. Caicedo, F. Jungwirth and Caio Alexandre). On the other side, Real Salt Lake received 4 yellow cards (A. Herrera, J. Meram, J. Loffelsend and ).

Also, Real Salt Lake didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Herrera (Real Salt Lake) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (90′).

After playing this match, Vancouver Whitecaps will have 14 points like SJ Earthquakes and DC United to move up in the 26th place. On the opposite side, Real Salt Lake will stay with 25 points like Dallas and Philadelphia Union to move up in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 28'
    28'

    A. Herrera

  • 32'
    32'

    R. Veselinovic

  • 38'
    38'

    D. Caicedo

  • 52'
    52'

    J. Meram

  • 60'
    60'

    J. Savarino

    M. Chang

  • 62'
    62'

    J. Meram

  • 63'
    63'

    R. Gauld

    S. Berhalter

  • 68'
    68'

    J. Loffelsend

  • 71'
    71'

    L. Martins

    C. Gutierrez

  • 71'
    71'

    M. Godinho

    R. Raposo

  • 74'
    74'

    T. Ricketts

    D. Caicedo

  • 74'
    74'

    Caio Alexandre

    L. Owusu

  • 76'
    76'

    F. Jungwirth

  • 82'
    82'

    A. A. Julio Santos

    J. Meram

  • 88'
    88'

    D. Luna

    S. Cordova

  • 90'
    90'

    Caio Alexandre

  • 90'
    90'

    A. Herrera

  • 90'
    90'

    R. Gauld (Penalty)

  • 90'
    90'

    R. Gauld (Penalty)

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Vancouver Whitecaps will play away with Seattle Sounders on the 1st of May with a 16-8 head to head record in favor of Seattle Sounders (9 draws).

Real Salt Lake will host SJ Earthquakes on the 19th of June with a 15-12 head to head record in favor of SJ Earthquakes (11 draws).

Vancouver Whitecaps: Formation and Lineups

Vancouver Whitecaps started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Vanni Sartini chose to play with the following team: Cody Cropper (6.9), Erik Godoy (7.0), Ranko Veselinović (7.4), Jakob Nerwiński (6.8), Ryan Raposo (6.4), Sebastian Berhalter (6.8), Florian Jungwirth (7.0), Leonard Owusu (6.7), Cristián Gutiérrez (6.4), Brian White (6.5) and Déiber Caicedo (6.4).

Substitutes

Vancouver Whitecaps made 5 changes: S. Berhalter for R. Gauld (63′), C. Gutierrez for L. Martins (71′), R. Raposo for M. Godinho (71′), D. Caicedo for T. Ricketts (74′) and L. Owusu for Caio Alexandre (74′).

Top player: Ranko Veselinović

Probably the most impressive player in Vancouver Whitecaps was Ranko Veselinović.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 49 passes (87% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 2.

Real Salt Lake: Formation and Lineups

Real Salt Lake started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Pablo Andrés Mastroeni played with: Zac MacMath (6.6), Aaron Herrera (6.9), Justen Glad (6.8), Marcelo Silva (7.0), Andrew Brody (7.2), Maikel Chang (6.8), Jasper Loffelsend (6.5), Pablo Ruiz (7.8), Justin Meram (7.2), Sergio Córdova (6.5) and Bobby Wood (6.8).

Substitutes

Real Salt Lake made 3 changes: M. Chang for J. Savarino (60′), J. Meram for A. A. Julio Santos (82′) and S. Cordova for D. Luna (88′).

Top player: Pablo Ruiz

The player who no doubt impressed Real Salt Lake the most was Pablo Ruiz.

His rating is (7.8) with 65 passes (90% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 5. He performed 3 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

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