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  • May 11, 2011
  • • 10:00 PM
  • • Empire Field, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 15608
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Live Commentary

  • Ryan Johnson was great on the field tonight. Creates a lot of chances and set up the San Jose goal.
  • 94'
    Match over. Vancouver steals the point. great goal by Chiumiento however.
  • 92'
    Camillo(Van) almost steals the game with a shot inside the 18. Opara(SJ) Blocks it.
  • 91'
    looks like its going to be another tie here.
  • 90' + 1'
    GoalDavide Chiumiento
  • 90'
    Yellow CardSteven Beitashour
  • 90'
    Goal Whitecaps! Chiumiento(Van) takes a shot from out wide that curves right to the far post. Beautiful goal.
  • 88'
    The Earthquakes are really controlling the pace of the game and wont give the ball up to the Whitecaps.
  • 86'
    Yellow CardJay Nolly
  • 86'
    Yellow CardJeb Brovsky
  • 86'
    San Jose eating up the clock late.
  • 77'
    Yellow CardMouloud Akloul
  • 75'
    SubstitutionWes Knight Jay DeMerit
  • 75'
    Demerit making an appearance. Good to see the USMNT member healthy.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionShea Salinas Russell Teibert
  • 72'
    Busch(SJ) makes a huge save on Brovsky. Game saver.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionEric Hassli Omar Salgado
  • 66'
    Salgado comes in to add fresh legs and a little bit more speed.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionScott Sealy Khari Stephenson
  • 62'
    Cronin(SJ) had a shot on net lined right up. Huge block by the Whitecap defense though
  • 61'
    Crowd very active at Empire Field.
  • 58'
    Whitecaps getting pushed towards the outside. They cannot make any crosses connect.
  • 53'
    Busch(SJ) makes a fingertip save on a curving ball.
  • 51'
    Cronin(SJ) takes a near post shot but just misses the target
  • 50'
    San Jose keeps coming at the Whitecap back four
  • 46'
    Camillo(VAN) gets a shot on net.
  • 46'
    play underway
  • Halftime thoughts: Whitecaps need to find a way to break the San Jose defense. They look great on the ball but are lacking creativity in the final third of the field.
  • Halftime thoughts: Earthquakes are playing like a smart team on the road. Solid defense and they are taking advantage of the chances they are getting.
  • 45'
    Johnson(SJ) another shot from outside the 18. Pushed away by Nolly(VAN) but Johnson looks fantastic tonight.
  • 43'
    Had a bit of connection problems but I am back up and running. Just barely saw the goal.
  • 39'
    GoalChris Wondolowski
  • 39'
    Goal! Croin(SJ) takes a long shot from outside. Nolly(VAN) saves the ball but gives up a rebound to Johnson(SJ) who passed right to Wondolowski for the goal.
  • 37'
    Whitecaps must be getting frustrated with their lack of chances on goal.
  • 34'
    Yellow CardTerry Dunfield
  • 33'
    Earthquakes shutting down their own 18 very well.
  • 28'
    Back and forth play here. No major chances on net. Good Defense on both sides.
  • 21'
    Opara(SJ) makes a smart run on net and almost connects on goal.
  • 20'
    Watching this match in Canada just reminds me how much Canadian Soccer is progressing. They will make a strong showing at the Gold Cup this summer for sure.
  • 16'
    Whuitecaps still holding the ball. However, Opara(SJ) playing great defense.
  • 12'
    Ryan Johnson(SJ) puts one across the goal that just misses the far post and goes out of bounds.
  • 9'
    Lenhart(SJ) with a good effort on a volley over the net.
  • 5'
    Hassli moving with the ball well down the left flank.
  • 4'
    Whitecaps looking good with the ball early.
  • 1'
    Match Underway
  • Whitecaps starting XI: Nolly; Knight, Janicki, Akloul, Rochat; Salinas, Dunfield, Brovsky, Chiumiento; Camilo, Hassli
  • Earthquakes starting XI – Busch; Beitashour, Opara, Burling, Corrales; Sealy, Cronin, Ring, Johnson; Wondolowski, Lenhart
  • I am predicting a 3-2 Vancouver win.
  • Justin Churchill here doing my second match of the night. Lets hope for a result that isn't a tie.