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Whitecaps fights New England and 0-0MLS draw

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The Canadian Press

Canadian Press

Jim Morris

Vancouver Whitecaps' Lucas Cavallini, left, tries to push the the ball past New England Revolution's Andrew Farrell during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Vancouver Whitecaps Lucas Cavallini Lini, left, on Sunday, June 26, 2022, attempted to push the ball over Andrew Farrell of the New England Revolution during the first half of the MLS football action in Vancouver, British Columbia.Photo: Rich Lam /Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Vancouver Whitecaps had a chance, He couldn't beat goaltender George Petrovich and was forced to draw 0-0 with New England. England Revolution of Major League Soccer will play in British Columbia on Sunday afternoon. Place the stadium.

If you win, Whitecaps (6-8-3) will move to the playoff spots of the Western Conference. Instead, Vancouver will climb over Houston to 8th place west with 22 points. Whitecaps is 5-2-2, B.C. in the last eight MLS games. It is 4-1-3. Place the stadium. The

draw extended New England's MLS undefeated streak to nine games (4-0-5). The Revolution (6-5-6) is tied to Orlando in 5th place at the Eastern Conference with 25 points.

In the dying minutes of the game, Whitecaps buzzed around the Revolution Net like an angry bee. Striker Lucas Cavallini slammed his hand on the net after missing a chance from the goalside.

The first half was like a boxing match where the teams swirled around each other and threw punches, but didn't actually hit them.

In the 19th minute, striker Dylan Bolero sent a kick to the box by Vancouver goalkeeper Cody Cropper in front of a charging revolution player, and New England I challenged. In the 24th minute, white cap striker Christian Dahomey issued a yellow card that defeated Wilfrid Kaptoum at the top of the box.

On the next free kick, midfielder Carles Gil hit the ball on his left foot and sailed directly above Vancouver's net.

Gil had another big chance in the 32nd minute. He surrounded the loose ball in front of the Whitecaps net, but midfielder Marcus Godinho blocked the shot.

Vancouver had the best scoring chance just minutes later when Dahomey fired a shot through traffic and Petrovic stopped with a vast save.

Near the end of the half, Godinho excited 15,084 spectators when he received a pass from Cavalini, but shots from the right side of the net were blocked. rice field.

Both teams had a chance early in the second half. Vancouver midfielder Leonard Owusu shot with his right foot from the top of the box, forcing Petrovic to save a dive. On the other side of the pitch, Bolero hit the ball that hit the crossbar against the stretched finger of the cropper.

After that, both Dahomey and Godinho forced Petrovic to save.

Note:Vancouver striker Deiber Caicedo was helped off-field with a knee injury early in the first half. • It was the first meeting between the two teams since New England won 4-0 at Gillette Stadium on July 17, 2019. â € ¦ Whitecaps defeated York United 2-1 in Wednesday's Canadian Championship play to advance to the final against Toronto FC next month. The final MLS loss of the â € ¦ Revolution was a 3-2 decision against D.C. United on April 23.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on June 26, 2022

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