Sean Melvin earned the clean sheet, as the Vancouver Whitecaps USL affiliate kept up their unbeaten streak to start the 2016 season, earning a scoreless draw with Sacramento.
WFC2 started the season with back to back road wins, before opening up their season at home on Sunday. The starting 11 included Melvin taking his spot in the cage, with Sem De Wit and Cole Seiler partnering at CB, and Kadin Chung and Brett Levis taking the wings.
The midfield was comprised of Ben McKendry, Will Seymore and Alphonso Davies, while Deybi Flores, who started the season on the first team Whitecaps, was also put into the starting 11. Daniel Haber and Captain Kyle Greig rounded out the attack.
The Whitecaps looked to open the scoring in the 12th minute, after some nice passing eventually found Haber streaking towards the Sacramento net. He shot the ball into the net, but it was quickly called back on off-sides.
Sacramento would endure a similar fate near the end of the first half, after their own apparent goal was called off by officials.
WFC2 kept battling in the second half, looking to break the match open with a goal. It nearly happened in the 78th minute, when Greig attempted a bicycle kick. It didn't work, but it certainly made for an exciting moment for all the fans gathered at Thunderbird Stadium.
In the 83rd minute, Melvin came up with a huge save to keep the match scoreless.
That was as close as either team would come, as the match ended in a scoreless draw. WFC 2 are back at it on Sunday, taking on the Oklahoma City Energy FC.