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March 8, 2014 7:30 PM EST
BC Place Stadium — Vancouver, British Columbia
Referee:‬ A. Okulaja‎
Attendance:‬ 21000‎
 
34′ (PG) Kenny Miller
 
77′ Kenny Miller
 
89′ P. Morales
 

Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1 New York Red Bulls: Robinson off the mark with a win

A brace from Kenny Miller and a goal each from a pair of Uruguayan new boys gave the new boss a great start to his managerial career.

By Keith Hickey

Eric Alexander, Nigel Reo-Coker, New York Red Bulls, Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, MLS 03082014
Anne-Marie Sorvin
The Vancouver Whitecaps gave new head coach Carl Robinson a dream start to his head coaching career and the 2014 season with an emphatic 4-1 win over the reigning Supporters' Shield holders, the New York Red Bulls.

Vancouver was awarded a penalty in the 33rd minute, when a shot by new signing Matias Laba was diverted by the arm of new Red Bulls defender Richard Eckersley inside the box. Kenny Miller slotted home to give the Canadians the advantage.

The Whitecaps went up 2-0 early in the second half. Miller found Darren Mattocks on the counter, and his pass to Sebastien Fernandez allowed the Uruguayan to tee up and rip a shot from outside the area and past Luis Robles.

Miller killed the game off in the 78th minute, latching on to an excellent long pass from debutant sub Pedro Morales and lobbing Robles for his brace. The designated player grabbed one of his own in the 89th minute to make it 4-0, one-timing a Nigel Reo-Coker comeback to ensure a dream debut.

The Red Bulls' lone consolation came in stoppage time. Vancouver keeper David Ousted's halfhearted attack on the ball allowed Bradley Wright-Phillips to head in Llord Sam's cross.


Vancouver Whitecaps FC

1
David Ousted
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Jordan Harvey
Defender
37′
 - 
6
Jay DeMerit
Defender
 - 
33
 - 
40
Andy O'Brien
Defender
 - 
15
Matías Laba
Midfielder
 - 
31
Russell Teibert
Midfielder
62′
 - 
20
Nigel Reo-Coker
Midfielder
 - 
7
S. Fernández
Striker
50′ 73′
 - 
9
Kenny Miller
Striker
34′ 77′ 82′
 - 
11
 - 

New York Red Bulls

 - 
31
L. Robles
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
5
Armando
Defender
31′
 - 
32
 - 
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
84′
 - 
17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
 - 
22
 - 
10
Lloyd Sam
Midfielder
88′
 - 
8
 - 
15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder

Substitutes

70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
16
J. Leverón
Defender
 - 
28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
 - 
77
P. Morales
Midfielder
65′ 89′
 - 
19
 - 
23
 - 
29
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Ryan Meara
Goalkeeper
 - 
27
 - 
7
R. Miller
Defender
64′
 - 
20
 - 
21
Ruben Bover
Midfielder
84′
 - 
99
 - 
9

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1