Lucas Cavallini scored within the forty ninth minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off the 2021 Cascadia Cup with a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers within the season opener for each groups on Sunday evening.
After Andy Rose almost scored within the forty eighth minute for Vancouver, Cristian Gutierrez despatched the ensuing nook to the far publish and the unmarked Cavallini headed it house for the Whitecaps.
It was technically a house recreation for Vancouver, which scheduled its house video games at Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium via a minimum of the top of June.
Diego Chara created the Timbers’ finest scoring probability within the 89th minute with a go from midfield that related with Felipe Mora within the 18-yard box. But goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau deflected Mora’s shot over the crossbar to assist protect the win for Vancouver.
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Portland goalkeeper Steve Clark left the game in the 78th minute due to an apparent injury. No additional information has been released.
The Cascadia Cup is between the Timbers, Seattle Sounders, and Vancouver and is awarded each season to the best soccer team in the Pacific Northwest.
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