The Whitecaps in search of consistency
With a 1-4-1 record, the Vancouver Whitecaps could be easy prey for CF Montreal on Saturday at Stade Saputo, but the British Columbia club have shown they can be very threatening when playing commensurate with his talent.
Last Saturday against the Portland Timbers, Vancouver quickly conceded two goals. The Canadian team colors nevertheless bared their teeth in the second half, so that they reduced the gap to 3 to 2 at the end of the match. They then buzzed, without managing to create equality.
However, the team has so far been unable to sustain this pace for an entire game. This is the problem that head coach Vanni Sartini must tackle so that the team can turn the tide.
“We have to be more mature, launched the pilot after this defeat according to the daily newspaper “Vancouver Sun”. We need to be more aware that even though we have four points in six games, we are not a bad team. We have to believe in it and we have to believe that the only way for us to get points is to be like we were last week against Kansas City.
“To be directly opposite [aux adversaires] and squeeze. Then, when we have the ball, go as fast as possible in their half of the field. We know that. We did it for half the game [contre Portland]we have to do it the whole game.”
The Whitecaps scored two of their five goals this season in this most recent loss. They had notably been cleared in the first two games of the campaign. Things seem to be getting better and CF Montreal, which has the worst defensive record in the circuit with 15 goals against, will have to be wary.
This will be the 21st meeting between the Montreal eleven and the Whitecaps in Major League Soccer. Wilfried Nancy’s squad is 8-9-3.