Vancouver Whitecaps FC fell 4-0 to New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Gustavo Bou of the Revs opened up the scoring in added time of the first half and three more goals would come in the last 10 minutes of the match from Diego Fagúndez, Carles Gil, and Teal Bunbury.
With a busy month of July, head coach Marc Dos Santos continued to rotate his squad, making five changes from the last match, while Andy Rose stepped in as captain in place of Jon Erice. Theo Bair earned his second consecutive start and Maxime Crépeau was back in net after sitting out Saturday’s match.
Crépeau stood big in the first half, facing 17 shots and having another highlight-reel set-of-saves as he put a stop to two quick shots, including one from about six-feet away by Juan Fernando Caicedo while still on the ground.
It would be the Revs who opened up the scoring in first half added time from a set piece off Gil’s corner that found Bou at the top of the 18-yard box, sending it to the back of the net on his debut and ending the first half 1-0 for New England.
The ‘Caps started the second half with two chances from Venuto to Bair in the first 10 minutes of the second half, with one just kissing the inside of the post and coming back out into the hands of goalkeeper Matt Turner.
In the 76th minute, Crépeau stopped another big opportunity for the Revs as Cristian Penilla had found his way behind the ‘Caps line as the goalkeeper squared up and won the challenge. The Québec native made eight saves on the night, only one short from his season high.
With the ‘Caps pressing for a goal, New England would finish the game with three more at the other end for the final score.
Whitecaps FC are back at home this Saturday, July 20 when they host San Jose Earthquake. Kickoff at BC Place is at 7 p.m. PT. Cavalry FC then come to BC Place for the second leg of Round 3 in the Canadian Championship on Wednesday, July 24.
WFC Man of the Match: Maxime Crépeau
Referee: Robert Sibiga
45’+1 – NE – Gustavo Bou (Carles Gil)
82’ – NE – Diego Fagúndez (Cristian Penilla)
86’ – NE – Carles Gil (Diego Fagúndez)
90’ – NE – Teal Bunbury (Cristian Penilla)
Possession: NE 52.4% – 47.6% VAN
Shots: NE 33 – 6 VAN
Shots on Goal: NE 12 – 0 VAN
Saves: NE 0 – 8 VAN
Fouls: NE 6 – 6 VAN
Offsides: NE 0 – 1 VAN
Corners: NE 7 – 4 VAN
Duels won: NE 40 – 52 VAN
Tackles won: NE 14 – 12 VAN
49’ – VAN – Érik Godoy
58’ – VAN – Derek Cornelius
71’ – NE – Luis Caicedo
77’ – NE – Andrew Farrell
New England Revolution
30.Matt Turner; 15.Brandon Bye, 2.Andrew Farrell, 19.Antonio Mlinar Delamea, 24.DeJuan Jones; 7.Gustavo Bou (14.Fagúndez 79’), 27.Luis Caicedo (6.Scott Caldwell 88’), 10.Teal Bunbury, 22.Carles Gil ©, 17.Juan Agudelo; 9.Juan Fernando Caicedo (70.Cristian Penilla 62’)
Substitutes not used
18.Brad Knighton, 3.Jalil Anibaba, 8.Edgar Castillo, 12.Justin Rennicks
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
16.Maxime Crépeau; 28.Jake Nerwinski, 22.Érik Godoy, 13.Derek Cornelius, 23.Scott Sutter; 4.Inbeom Hwang, 15.Andy Rose ©, 31.Russell Teibert (19.Lass Bangoura 62’); 7.Lucas Venuto (94.Victor “PC” Giro 79’) , 50.Theo Bair (12.Fredy Montero 68’), 29.Yordy Reyna
Substitutes not used
18.Zac MacMath, 2.Doneil Henry, 6.Jon Erice, 8.Felipe Martins