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Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Elite 8 - Part 2

We are now in the ELITE 8! Two goals have already booked their place in the FINAL FOUR for Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal (in the Major League Soccer era). Now it is time to see what other two goals will be joining them. Should be a good finish.

SOCCER: JUL 17 MLS - Vancouver Whitecaps at New England Revolution Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Sunday we looked at the left-hand side of the bracket for the Elite 8. Today, we will examine the right-hand side. We have some great goals still remaining, and several that were knocked out in the Sweet 16. Nicolas Mezquida beat out Daigo Kobayashi 41-23, Camilo ‘narrowly’ beat Andrew Jacobson 54-2, Theo Bair had a similar close finish, beating Cristian Techera 52-5, while Eric Hassli beat Kenny Miller 50-8. Yeah, so not exactly close matches.

Being a stats person, I was curious to look at some of the numbers. First, the year breakdown for the Sweet 16 were: 2011 (2), 2012 (0), 2013 (3), 2014 (1), 2015 (2), 2016 (1), 2017 (2), 2018 (3), 2019 (2). A bit of recency bias, but not really. Seems like the Caps enjoy scoring memorable goals against certain teams. In the Sweet 16, the following teams had the most ‘appearances’: FC Dallas (3), Seattle Sounders (3), Montreal Impact (2), Portland Timbers (2). I will have more stats for the finals!

Time to look at the right-hand side of the bracket.

Pairing #27

Nicolas Mezquida (July 29th, 2017) vs FC Dallas

Camilo (October 6th, 2013) vs Portland Timbers

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Elite 8 - Pairing #27

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  • 6%
    Nicolas Mezquida
    (4 votes)
  • 93%
    Camilo
    (54 votes)
58 votes total Vote Now

Pairing #28

Theo Bair (August 10th, 2019) vs Portland Timbers

Eric Hassli (June 11th, 2011) vs Seattle Sounders

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Elite 8 - Pairing #28

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  • 13%
    Theo Bair
    (8 votes)
  • 86%
    Eric Hassli
    (51 votes)
59 votes total Vote Now

That’s it! We know two of the finalists for the competition next week, and on Saturday, at 9:00 am, we will know the other two. As I mentioned in the first part of the Elite 8, what competition do we have next? I was thinking Best Player? Maybe Best Moment? If you have some suggestions, and want to make some nominations, let us know in the comments.