- A brief essay on time-wasting and I'm sorry, did you think we were good? -- two takes on the match from a Whitecaps perspective from The Maple Leaf Forever
- TFC wins the V-Cup. No, seriously: A treatise on anti-climax, from some canadian guys.
Just the facts:
Scoring Summary:Stupid headline: Another bitter Nutrilite pill for Caps (Vancouver Sun)
50' - VAN - Ansu Toure (Nelson Akwari)
62' - MON - Philippe Billy (Eduardo Sebrango)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1.Jay Nolly; 77.Zurab Tsiskaridze, 2.Nelson Akwari, 14.Greg Janicki, 8.Wes Knight (99.Ricardo Sanchez 76'); 16.Ansu Toure (22.Takashi Hirano 68'), 7.Martin Nash, 3.Luca Bellisomo, 19.Justin Moose (18.Doudou Toure 64'); 24.Marcus Haber, 39.Cornelius Stewart
22.Srdjan Djekanovic; 21.Philippe Billy, 2.Hicham Aaboubou, 16.Stefano Pesoli, 3.Adam Braz; 6.Tyler Hemming (28.Peter Byers 57'); 8.Filipe Soares (23.Stephen deRoux 45'), 14.Tony Donatelli (15.Patrick Leduc 75'); 11.Leonardo Di Lorenzo, 9.Rocco Placentino; 12.Eduardo Sebrango
I know headline writers aren't ones to resist easy puns, but I've got much respect for a guy who makes a sly dietary supplement reference.
One sentence thoughts
- The Nutrilite matches were a tough sell in all three cities this year, but the Impact crowd was respectable.
- Thank goodness we've seen the last of those horrendous pink jerseys.
- Vancouver were the better team on the night and were lucky not to score one or two more, but still could have showed more.
- One wonders who Vancouver will bring with them to MLS.
- Quite the debut for 18-year old Doudou Toure, who looked the most dangerous player in his time on the pitch.
- Congrats to TFC, Canadian champions for the second year running. Let's hope they do better in the CONCACAF Champions League than last year's embarrassing first round exit against Puerto Rico.
Canadian content report
In the same way that this match was light on quality finishing, it was also light on Canadian content. Vancouver only fielded three Canadian players in total, and Montreal did little better.
In terms of overall Canadian content, this year's edition of the NCC will be the scantiest.
The pool report
A fair number of entries had the correct 1-1 scoreline, but the overall race is where the real interest lies. The race for the top promises to be exciting, as does the lanterne rouge contest. Reminder: the last placed finisher will pick the team scarf to be awarded to the overall winner. Lank is the guy (I'm assuming) in the pole position right now:
|4||jloome, Simon B, CanadianKid, dyslexic nam|
|5||Pompey Canuck, Crofty, M@|
|6||zooko26000, Headhunting Canuck, John, masster, Keato, Scott P, Chris|
|7||Duane Rollins, J, Jeremy, Tuscan, Filipe, Trevor Brooks, capsfan79, Spungi, icecoldbeer|
|9||rmac, Elvis, Casual Soccer Fan, Sagacious Chew, bbb, adriano, Lennie|
|10||Lord Bob, Daniel, Sam, Heavy Red Flow|
|Dwayne de Rosario||Toronto||1 |
Next match: 2 June 2010: Vancouver Whitecaps @ Toronto FC