Fresh off a surprising 2016 season that saw them qualify for a post-season spot, the Vancouver Whitecaps USL affiliate, WFC2, dropped their season opener to the LA Galaxy II on Saturday.
Playing in LA, WFC2 couldn’t get much going in the way of offense, as they fell by a final score of 2-0.
The match didn’t exactly start off on the right foot for Vancouver, as they suffered an own goal in the opening minutes of the contest. Baggio Husidic had played a deep ball in, hoping to find a Galaxy teammate for a chance, but instead, it went off WFC2 Center Back Sem De Wit’s head and into the back of the net. It meant a tough road for Vancouver; Giving up the first goal on the road is never a welcome sight, especially when it comes from your own team.
The home team doubled their lead in the second half, thanks to forward Ethan Zubak. Zubak was deep in the ‘Caps end, when he took a cross in the 67th minute, then tapped the ball home for the 2-0 lead.
It was lead WFC2 would not be able to come back from, as they open their regular season with a loss on the road. They continue their road trip on Saturday, with a visit to the Reno 1868 FC.