Alphonso Davies dazzled in win over Minnesota United FC

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Vancouver Whitecaps July 29 th BC Place.Photo by ISN Photographer Simon Fearn

Vancouver Whitecaps (8W-9L-5D) celebrated Pride Night with a proud performance at BC Place as they defeated Minnesota United FC (9W-12L-1D) by a 4-2 score line.

Alphonso Davies dazzled with his first career brace, while also registering two assists on the night. Yordy Reyna score a brilliant individual goal of his own, while second-half substitute Kei Kamara notched his team-leading ninth goal in MLS play. Davies now has five goals and 10 assists in MLS play, while Reyna registered his fourth goal, as well as his fourth and fifth assist on the season.

Vancouver Whitecaps July 29 th BC Place.Photo by ISN Photographer Simon Fearn
Vancouver Whitecaps July 29 th BC Place.Photo by ISN Photographer Simon Fearn

Minnesota scored two late goals through Ibson and Abu Danladi. Both goals were assisted by their star-man Darwin Quintero.

Vancouver Whitecaps July 29 th BC Place.Photo by ISN Photographer Simon Fearn
Vancouver Whitecaps July 29 th BC Place.Photo by ISN Photographer Simon Fearn

The ‘Caps opened the scoring after a moment of individual brilliance from Reyna. After receiving a pass from Davies, the Peruvian dribbled past a number of Minnesota defenders before firing a low shot into the far corner of the net.

Vancouver started the second half the way they ended the first and that was on the front foot. They doubled their lead after another moment of individual brilliance, but this time by Davies. Anthony Blondell found Davies, who danced his way past Minnesota’s defence and into the box before firing a shot past goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

Vancouver Whitecaps July 29 th BC Place.Photo by ISN Photographer Simon Fearn
Vancouver Whitecaps July 29 th BC Place.Photo by ISN Photographer Simon Fearn

It didn’t take long for the ‘Caps to pad on their lead further. This time after a terrific counterattack that saw Reyna pick out Davies, who dribbled towards goal before finding Kamara. The striker made no mistake with his finish to make it 3-0.

The visiting side scored on 82 minutes from a corner kick. Quintero crossed the ball towards the near post where Ibson’s glancing header beat Stefan Marinovic to make it 3-1. Shortly after, the visitors scored again after Quintero picked out Danladi who had an easy tap in.

Vancouver Whitecaps July 29 th BC Place.Photo by ISN Photographer Simon Fearn
Vancouver Whitecaps July 29 th BC Place.Photo by ISN Photographer Simon Fearn

There was a bit of tension in the match after the visitors made it 3-2, but Davies stole the show once again with another great goal. The Canadian international picked up the ball outside the box before dribbling his way into the penalty area and firing a shot into the back of the net to secure all three points for the ‘Caps.

Vancouver now head out to the road with a visit to New York City FC on Saturday, August 4.

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