Vancouver Whitecaps FC
New York Red Bulls
Saturday, March 8, 20147:30 PM
BC PlaceMLS Regular SeasonClearTSNAttendance: 21000

Match Summary



TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 90'+1'NYBradley Wright-Phillips
  • Lloyd Sam
 89'VANPedro Morales
  • Nigel Reo-Coker
 77'VANKenny Miller
  • Pedro Morales
 49'VANSebastian Fernandez
  • Darren Mattocks
 34'VANKenny Miller 


 87'NY Lloyd SamFoul
 62'VAN Russell TeibertFoul
 36'VAN Jordan HarveyFoul
 31'NY ArmandoFoul
 7'VAN Steven BeitashourFoul


Ruben Bover Izquierdo (F)
Eric Alexander (M)
Kekuta Manneh (F)
Kenny Miller (M)
Nicolás Mezquida (M)
Sebastian Fernandez (M)
Bradley Wright-Phillips (F)
Péguy Luyindula (F)
Pedro Morales (M)
Darren Mattocks (F)
Roy Miller (D)
Jonathan Steele (M)

Starting Formations



No Data Available

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1GDavid Ousted
33DSteven Beitashour
40DAndy O'Brien
6DJay DeMerit
2DJordan Harvey
20MNigel Reo-Coker
15MMatías Laba
31MRussell Teibert
9MKenny Miller
7MSebastian Fernandez
11FDarren Mattocks
New York Red Bulls
31GLuis Robles
2DRichard Eckersley
32DIbrahim Sekagya
15DBobby Convey
10MLloyd Sam
11MDax McCarty
12MEric Alexander
22MJonathan Steele
17FTim Cahill
8FPéguy Luyindula
77Pedro Morales
70Paolo Tornaghi
16Johnny Leveron
29Nicolás Mezquida
28Gershon Koffie
23Kekuta Manneh
19Erik Hurtado
99Bradley Wright-Phillips
7Roy Miller
27Kosuke Kimura
9Andre Akpan
21Ruben Bover Izquierdo
18Ryan Meara
20Matt Miazga
  Carl Robinson
  Mike Petke

No Data Available

RefereeAbbey Okulaja  
Assistant RefereeBrandon Major  
Assistant RefereeEric Weisbrod  
Fourth OfficialIgor Cvetkovski  
Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:30 PM
BC Place

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- It's a perfect start for Carl Robinson's Vancouver Whitecaps.

A brace from forward Kenny Miller and second-half goals from Sebastian Fernandez and Pedro Morales powered the home side to a 4-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls at BC Place on Saturday in front of 21,000 fans.

Miller opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 34th minute, after the assistant referee flagged for a handball on defender Richard Eckersley. The Scottish Designated Player finished coolly, slotting the ball into the bottom right corner as goalkeeper Luis Robles dived the opposite direction.

Fernandez doubled Vancouver's lead on 50 minutes, hitting a powerful, swerving effort into the top right corner from outside the area. Robles managed to get fingers to the ball, but the velocity of the strike carried the ball past the 'keeper and into the net.

Miller then scored his second in the 77th minute, lobbing a bouncing ball over Robles expertly. Substitute Morales, the newly signed Chilean Designated Player, set the effort up with a beautifully weighted ball over the top of the New York back line.

Morales added the icing on top in the 89th minute, finishing inside the area after Nigel Reo-Coker teed him up after making a run into the right side of the area.

As good as the Whitecaps were, however, Bradley Wright-Phillips ensured David Ousted wouldn't have his clean sheet, scoring a consolation goal in the first minute of stoppage time with a flicked header from a cross from the left side.

Beyond the goals, Vancouver had several first half opportunites of note. One minute in, Miller blasted over, before winger Russell Teibert tested Robles four minutes later with a curling left-footed effort.

Darren Mattocks also looked dangerous, using his speed to break through alone twice, first toe poking a weak effort from the left in the 17th minute, before Robles denied the Jamaican from close range a minute later.

The Red Bulls, falling to 0-1-0, host the Colorado Rapids next Saturday. The Whitecaps, now 1-0-0, are down in Los Angeles to play Chivas USA next Sunday. Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Kenny Miller Set the tone for Vancouver with his PK, and kept the Red Bulls defense busy all evening
2 Sebastian Fernandez A fantastic debut for the Uruguayan, with strong two-way play on the left, and a stunning goal to cap it off
3 Nigel Reo-Coker Still learning how to partner with Matias Laba, but Reo-Coker showed off his box-to-box game in this match