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Post Match: Red Bulls Down Whitecaps

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at New York Red Bulls
Hurtado’s face says it all
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Whitecaps fans collectively wasted two hours of their lives as the New York Red Bulls handily beat the ‘Caps 3-0. The ‘Caps started the match with the 3-5-2 system that they finished the game against SKC using. They did not take my advice to give Marco Bustos a chance in the first team but that’s ok; Geniuses are often unappreciated in their own time.

The Red Bulls put some early pressure on forcing good tackles from Marcel De Jong and Aly Ghezal and a block by Jordan Harvey Kemar Lawrence off of a corner.

The hopes of stealing another win like the one against SKC were dashed in the 32nd minute as a dummy from Wright-Phillips put Daniel Royer in some space and he curled it inside the far post to give the Red Bulls the lead over an anemic looking ‘Caps side.

A slumber inducing 45 minutes were brought to an end with the score 1-0 for the Red Bulls. During the first half the Whitecaps didn’t achieve any shots, on target or otherwise. I realize that we’re top of the West, and it might be a bit entitled of me to complain, but a shot on target would be nice.

Shortly after half time, Tyler Adams found himself in some space in the box but Ousted was down to his right to parry the shot.

in the 54th minute Mezquida came on for De Jong; This substitution didn’t do much to spark the ‘Caps as in the 58th minute Wright-Phillips wandered through the backline to chip the ball over Ousted and double the lead. On the plus side I was enjoying some lovely Yorkshire Gold tea at the time, so there was that.

in the 63rd minute Shea and Ibini entered the match for Hurtado and Davies. Davies was described by some observers as on the field for 63 minutes.

in the 66th minute, the ‘Caps hit a major milestone, forcing Luis Robles to touch the ball as he punched away an Ibini cross. Shortly thereafter Nerwinski put in a cross to Shea who actually managed to volley the ball straight back to the right back.

Ibini continued to make things happen down the right but his pass to Mezquida came to nothing as the Uruguayan couldn’t get a shot off. It was vital that he play though because Bustos might have not been up to the level.

Then in the 71st minute Felipe smashed one past Ousted from distance. Not a Whitecap was in sight as the ball came out to the Brazilian. My Uncle then turned to me and told me to make sure I include the phrase “lazy performance” in my match report, A pretty accurate assessment if you ask me.

Brek Shea put in literally the best cross of his life but Mezquida missed it and Ibini fired it over the bar.

Anyway i’ve started watching “Death Note.” I’m a little late to the party, I know, but i’m really like it so far. It’s got some similar themes to “Rick and Morty” and i’m a big fan of the way it examines human nature. Even though Light acts very immorally he acts in a way the viewer can imagine themselves acting were they to be granted such a level of power, forcing one to introspect and come to the conclusion that perhaps they too would commit such atrocities if they were given so much power. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely” and all that.