The Vancouver Whitecaps head to San Jose without Lucas Cavallini as the team takes on the Earthquake Friday, August 13th. The Team announced on Wednesday that the Canadian striker suffered a PCL strain and would be out for 6 weeks. It was tough news for the Canadian Striker who just returned to the team after time with the Canada National Team.
This also comes on the heels of Theo Bair being sent out on loan. The Whitecaps will look to mid-season acquisition Brain White, Tosaint Ricketts, and Cristian Dajome to fill the void up top. Dajome should be available for MDS come Friday night after missing the last match.
Whitecaps Draw 1-1 At LA Galaxy
The Whitecaps are coming off a 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy Sunday, August 8th. Kevin Cabral gave the Galaxy a first-half lead in the 32nd minute. Marc Dos Santos would make adjustments and the Whitecaps were able to tie things up in the second half. After winning a corner, Deiber Caicedo would send in a great ball and Ranko Veselinovic would get his first MLS Goal.
Ryan Gauld came on in the 77th minute and showed flashes of what he could provide moving forward for Vancouver. For a full recap of the Whitecaps and Galaxy 1-1 draw check out right here. Marc Dos Santos spoke to the media about his team’s play against the Galaxy.
“It wasn’t a spark, it’s how we addressed the second half and we changed some pieces and we changed tactically what we wanted to do. We could have addressed it earlier in the first half because it was difficult for us [in] the first half. We weren’t able to press them well, we tried to be a little more aggressive but the way they came out with 3 players every time we felt like we were late to everything.”
Whitecaps Head To San Jose Without Lucas Cavallini
The Whitecaps head to San Jose without Lucas Cavallini and they will try and keep their unbeaten streak alive. 1 win and 4 draws in the last 5 matches. Draws won’t be enough for Vancouver to make a push for the playoffs. Marc knows his team needs all 3 points.
“If you look at our results on the road I don’t think that that’s a problem when you in the MLS, Many teams would like to go on the road and get results that we are getting in very difficult places. But the problem is where we are and we don’t play home, and we haven’t played home for so long, we have to go win on the road, and that’s not easy to do.”
With injuries, it looks like the team will have to get creative once again. Cristian Gutierrez, Erik Godoy, and Dajome will all be game-day decisions. Ryan Gauld should get more time on the pitch tonight after making his debut last week. Hopefully, he can provide the spark the Caps need to get all three points Friday night.
Sports Talk Line And The Vancouver Whitecaps
The Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquake Friday night from PayPal park. Both teams are looking to move up from the bottom of the MLS Western Conference standings. Coming into the match San Jose sits 10th in the west with 21 points while the Whitecaps are pulling up the bottom with 16 points.
With 3 matches coming up in the next 8 days this will be an important stretch for the Whitecaps. Make sure to follow me on Twitter @JoshuaGriffith0 for all the latest news and updates about your Vancouver Whitecaps. For a post-game recap check out the Sports Talk Line website.