The Vancouver Whitecaps put forth a much better effort against Real Salt Lake over the weekend, but they still weren't good enough, falling 1-0. The Whitecaps attack had some chances, but their inability to finish was evident yet again, as this club fails to find any kind of swagger or confidence in their offense. It seems the only way this club can put balls in the opposition net is when Pedro Morales gets a chance at the penalty spot.
These struggles are happening despite the Whitecaps having a seemingly deep stable of attacking players, at least on paper. We all know about Octavio Rivero and his nightmare slump, but where is Kekuta Manneh? Masato Kudo? Christian Bolanos? Cristian Techera looked better last match, but he hasn't exactly picked up from his sublime rookie MLS campaign last season.
There are plenty of opinions out there when it comes to fixing the club. For starters, they could give Rivero more time to bust his slump. Although, given comments from Bob Lenarduzzi as reported by News1130, that's not sounding like the case.
Lenarduzzi on struggling striker Octavio Rivero : "He works hard but can't find back of net on regular basis in VAN. " #WhitecapsFC— NEWS 1130 Sports (@NEWS1130Sports) April 18, 2016
The Whitecaps could switch up some of the players in their starting 11, they could change up the formation, or they could bring in new players. According to another tweet from News1130, it's something the Whitecaps brass are talking about.
Lenarduzzi on goal scoring problems : "We are investigating all options but— NEWS 1130 Sports (@NEWS1130Sports) April 18, 2016
not easy to just add a player in cap era.". " #WhitecapsFC
So, What would you do? If you were in Carl Robinson's or Bob Lenarduzzi's loafers, what would you do to get this club's attack back on track?