Late first half goals give 'Caps win over Chivas USA

Jordan Harvey and Camilo scored goals within 82 seconds of each other in first-half stoppage time to propel the Whitecaps to a 3-1 win over Chivas USA Wednesday night at BC Place.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Two goals within just over a minute in first-half stoppage time turned Wednesday’s game for the Vancouver Whitecaps, as they came from behind to claim a 3-1 win over Chivas USA in front of 16,130 at BC Place.

Jordan Harvey got things started by pouncing on a shanked shot attempt by Camilo, scoring his third goal in four games to bring the score level.

“He’s continuing to get in good positions,” Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie said following the match. “I think he was also involved in the third goal, and he’s just got a great work ethic. He’s fantastically fit. He can go up and down that line all day and we encourage him to get forward.

“I’ve got a couple of ideas of why he’s more open, but I’m not going to go into that because it might help teams adjust.”

Then eighty-two seconds later, Camilo fired Vancouver into a 2-1 lead, beating Mario de Luna one-on-one after Teibert sent him through. Teibert was instrumental in the play, dispossessing Gabriel Farfan before finding the Brazilian.

Camilo scored again in the 81st minute to add a bit of insurance, finishing a loose ball in the box which bounced to him after a Harvey cross hit a defender.

“I feel very confident here now,” Camilo said of scoring a remarkable 11 goals in his last dozen matches in all competitions. “Every game, even if I don’t score, I think I play well. This is good. Our confidence is back. We’ve won four games in six.”

Teibert was credited assists on both of those goals, meaning he’s got six assists in his past four matches. The Niagara Falls native seemed central to most of Vancouver’s offense on the night, pulling the strings from the right side.

“They did have a right-footed left back, which maybe made it a little bit more tricky,” Rennie said. “But..he solved those problems with good movement from other players getting into the space behind, or overlaps – and Russell can play a couple of positions for us, but right now in that wide area he’s creating a lot.”

With this result, the Whitecaps improve to 5-3-3, but they’ll have to wait a while to play again, as they won’t be in action until June 29, when they hit the road for a match against D.C. United at RFK Stadium.