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Report Card: Caps vs Houston

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Let’s see how they graded out

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Whitecaps were victorious Saturday evening, defeating the visiting Houston Dynamo 2-1. There were a few great performances and a few not-so-great performances. Let’s have a look at a few of them and get your thoughts on who stood out (positively or negatively) on Saturday.

Yordy Reyna: A-

Based on the little body of work we’ve seen so far, he seems to have that same spark that Techera had in his first season here. He set up the Caps first, and his stunner sealed the match for the Caps.

Drew Fischer (Head Ref): D

If it hadn’t been for Reyna’s stunner, we’d probably be talking about the referee and the lack of flow in the match. Whether the VAR decided there was nothing further for Fischer to look at, or he decided not to, him being graded is never a good thing.

Jake Nerwinski: B

He’s still learning the ins and outs of the MLS game, but his overlapping runs, in addition to whoever is playing in front of him, definitely creates some issues for opposing teams.

Fredy Montero: B

As a lone striker, he’s not the prototypical striker for this system. Yes, he’s got 10 goals now, but a few have come from the spot. Given what we’ve seen from Reyna, and if it continues, it should be interesting to see if there’s something there between Montero and Reyna.

Those are my thoughts on the key contributors for the Whitecaps on Saturday. Do you agree with my assessment? Who were the key players for you in the match?