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Report Card: Whitecaps vs Sporting KC

Grading out a 1-1 draw and another red card to the Caps

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Matias Laba:  B+
We all know that Laba's game to be one of a defensive nature.  Not known to attack, unless absolutely necessary (2015 Amway Semi-Final in Edmonton, anyone?).   During this game, we saw a Laba that was making runs through midfield, dodging would be tacklers in what could only be described as an offensive outburst, by his standards.  No, he didn't score, but did anyone see him spending time in the opposing 18?

Christian Bolanos:  C+
Yes, he did score the Caps only goal and looked good in the first half, as did most of the team, however, after Waston's 2nd yellow, and quick removal of Pedro Morales in favour of defensive re-inforcements, Bolanos basically disappeared.

Russell Teibert:  A-
He was basically playing Laba's role while he was off in the opposing 18, minus the occasional rash challenge that we see from Matias.  Figured even larger after the 2nd yellow to Kendall.

David Ousted:  B+
Nothing too eye-popping from Mr Reliable tonight.  Going down to 10 men and then having Vermes throw on Mr LeRoux, Davis and Zusi in pretty quick succession definitely tested the Caps defensively.  I guess with no Waston, Dwyer turned his focus to Ousted to no avail.

Fraser Aird:  C
While the focus of the opposing attack is directly aimed at Aird, his defensive capabilities seemed to have improved since the DC debacle.  Granted, that isn't saying much, but the effort seems to be there.  While he wasn't victimized on the goal, his progression through the season is one to watch.