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Report Card: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo

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

The Vancouver Whitecaps won a game! Let’s see how the various players got on

Zac MacMath: 4.5

MacMath had a surprisingly quiet night by Whitecaps goalkeeper standards and he spilled a shot which lead to the Houston goal. He did make a good save to preserve the win but he only had to make it because he was out of position from flapping at a cross. He didn’t do anything to unseat Crepeau as the number 1.

Scott Sutter: 7.0

Won a lot of headers, made a lot of interceptions, looked solid.

Doneil Henry: 7.0

Nearly scored and own goal but beyond that he was very solid

Derek Cornelius: 8.0

It’s time for my favourite part of the Report card, the Derek Cornelius clearance wall!

Ali Adnan: 9.0

Adnan was all over the left side. He was refreshingly solid in defence and very unfortunate not to register a goal or an assist in attack. He had more touches than any other Whitecap by a wide margin. It was Adnan when he’s at his best, driving the play and making things happen.

Andy Rose: 6.0

I didn’t really notice him. For Rose that’s pretty good. A 90.9% passing accuracy was a massive improvement over his previous outings.

In-Beom Hwang: 7.5

Did well to connect the defence and attack. Looked much more comfortable taking a penalty than Reyna did against Montreal.

Russel Teibert: 6.0

He had a very Russel Teibert performance. Ran very hard, didn’t embarrass himself, but didn’t hugely impact the game either.

Yordy Reyna: 5.0

Aside from shooting the ball Into Mauro Manotas’ arm he was very quiet. Only one shot, no key passes, no dribbles, no fouls won, no tackles, tied for the second fewest touches of any Whitecaps starter.

Tosaint Ricketts: 5.5

Ricketts was also extremely quiet. He did however at least manage a key pass and a couple of aerial wins.

Michaell Chirinos: 7.0

Chirinos was quite effective again. He has now won 2 penalty kicks in 4 appearances and continues to be a terror for opposition defences with his dribbling. The chemistry he is starting to form with Ali Adnan could be something to watch in 2020.

Subs:

Theo Bair: 7.0

He barely touched the ball but when it came to him he made it count as he showed a lovely bit of skill to get the ball to Fredy Montero for the game winner. Bair now has 1 goal and 2 assists in 629 minutes for 0.46 G+A/96. That’s pretty good. He still has to develop his hold up play more to be a truly great striker at the MLS level but i’m kind of fascinated to see what he does if the team has more of a midfield next season.

Fredy Montero: 8.0

11 touches, 1 shot, 1 goal. Classic poacher’s performance. It’s been a dreadful season for Montero but if he gets the ball in those area’s he’s still got it.

Lass Bangoura: N/A