MLS Round 2: Real Salt Lake
Away Game Day Info
Saturday, March 9th, Kickoff 3:00pm
First kick happened. What did we learn? We learned that Jon Erice and Inbeom Hwang have the skills to pay the bills, but they need more time for the team to get comfortable with each other. The system is new to everyone and it showed. There were times when we saw glimpses of what could be, but obviously the whole is not yet greater than the sum of its parts.
We also learned that the team has rallied around Dos Santos’ call to be accountable to each other. The team went down 3-1 and last year that would have been the signal for some players (who are no longer with the Caps) to coast through the rest of the match and try again another day. This group didn’t do that. They rallied and put up a fight. Considering some of the performances we’ve seen in the past, that itself is a significant positive change.
So what does that mean for this week on the road against the imitation Iberians from Utah? I think it’s best summed up thusly:
REF: Drew “Bad Idea” Fischerhttp://proreferees.com/2019/03/05/2019-mls-assignments-week-2/
AR1: Claudiu “Good Idea” Badea
AR2: Matthew “Hah hah!” Nelson
4TH: Victor “I’m not allowed on the field yet” Rivas
VAR: Younes “Kefta at halftime” Marrakchi
AVAR: Peter “Free cookies?!?” Balciunas
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 0W – 0D -1L, 0 pts, 10th in MLS West
- Whitecaps form: L
- Real Salt Lake: 0W – 1D – 0L, 1 pt, 9th in MLS West
- Eyeroll Madrid or Whoever form: D
As the Rugby Sevens event is taking over BC Place for the weekend, Library Square expects to be very busy. The Donnelly Group is accommodating our away viewing at The Butcher and Bullock to make sure there is plenty of space for those who want to watch the Whitecaps match!
- The Butcher and Bullock, 911 W Pender St – Note this venue is NOT all ages
- Roxy Burger, 910 Granville St – All ages viewing venue!
Facebook event to RSVP for Butcher and Bullock viewing: https://www.facebook.com/events/336033690372498/