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Whitecaps vs Sunderland (R)

penguin_0072010-05-12 23:17:56 +0000 #1
sunderland is coming to vancouver, playing at swanguard stadium on july 16th . any vancouverites gonna be there?
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 23:21:37 +0000 #2

July 16, 2005 - Whitecaps Men 3

Sunderland AFC 0

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Swangard Stadium, BC (attendance: 6,857)


In front of the biggest crowd in five years, the Whitecaps put on the show of shows, downing English Premiership side Sunderland AFC 3-0, in an superb exhibition match at Swangard Stadium. Veteran striker Carlo Corazzin was the star of the game, with a goal and an assist, as he scored the winner, and set up insurance goals by Joey Gjertsen and Jason Jordan. All three goals came in the second half.

Sunderland had their chances, but the three Whitecaps goalkeepers (Mike Franks, Josh Wicks, Serge Djekanovic) who shared the shutout rarely had a difficult save to make. Shots were 12-10 in Vancouver's favour, but the Whitecaps were clearly the more dangerous side against the renowned English club, who are still early in their preseason.

The Whitecaps are undefeated in two games against Premiership sides, as they tied Chelsea 2-2 in 1992.

The Whitecaps next game is July 24, as they return to league play with a home match against the Minnesota Thunder, in a 7:00pm start at Swangard. The Whitecaps Women, meanwhile, host the Fort Collins Force on Sunday, July 17, in a special 4:00pm start at Swangard, as they look to challenge for first place overall in the W-League.

Scoring Summary:

51' Vanc Carlo Corazzin (Chris Franks)

A corner kick from Franks on the right found Corazzin, whose flashing header flew into the far side of the goal.

58' Vanc Joey Gjertsen

A long ball from the back was flicked ahead by Corazzin in midfield. Gjertsen chased, used his speed to win the ball from the last defender, and got enough on the ball to touch it past onrushing goalkeeper Ben Alnwick and into the goal.

83' Vanc Jason Jordan (Carlo Corazzin)

A poor pass out of the back from Sunderland was picked off by Corazzin 30 yards in front of goal. He fed Jordan breaking on the right and he rifled it home.

Game Notes:

The visitors had the first good chance, as striker Jon Stead tested Franks at 8' with a weak 15-yard shot. Franks also drew applause for acrobatically cutting out a dangerous cross from Stead to the left of the goal at 24'.

Sunderland goalkeeper Kelvin Davis was at full stretch at 18', diving to his left to push wide a good shot from Joey Gjertsen at the top of the area. Gjertsen was flying in this game, and came close again at 30' as he broke in on goal, but with defender Neill Collins on his back, couldn't get a good shot away, as the keeper came out to block his effort. A minute later, Gjertsen cracked one from outside the box, but the keeper was equal to it.

The Whitecaps broke the game open early in the second half with two goals, punishing young goalkeeper Ben Alnwick who had just come into the game. They almost scored before then though at 48', as Steve Klein fired just wide of the far post from in close on the left.

This was Vancouver's first win in a major exhibition game in eleven games spread over 16 years.

The Whitecaps made nine substitutions in the game, with all three goalkeepers seeing action. It was the home debut for goalkeeper Serge Djekanovic and defender Josue Mayard. Sunderland made eight changes.

Whitecaps: 1.Mike Franks (0.Josh Wicks 45'; 29.Serge Djekanovic 78') - 22.Chris Franks, 4.Nick Dasovic (18.Josue Mayard 66'), 16.Kevin Harmse, 8.Steve Kindel (12.Geordie Lyall 59')- 20.Dave Morris (13.Tino Cucca 45'), 2.Jeff Clarke (7.Martin Nash 73'), 3.Steve Klein (14.Liam de Silva 59'), 24.Ryan Trout (9.Alfredo Valente 73') - 17.Joey Gjertsen (26.Jason Jordan 66'), 19.Carlo Corazzin

Sunderland: 1.Kelvin Davis (13.Ben Alnwick 45') - 2.Nyron Nosworthy

(16.Ben Christensen 67'), 3.Julio Arca (15.Dan Smith 45'), 5.Neil

Collins (14.Stephen Wright 45'), 6.Steve Caldwell - 4.Tommy Miller

(17.Carl Robinson 45'), 7.Liam Lawrence (12.Martin Woods 69'), 8.Dean

Whitehead, 11.Andy Welsh (19.Matt Piper 42') - 9.Jon Stead, 10.Chris

Brown (18.Daryl Murphy 45')

Shots: Vancouver 12 Sunderland 10

Saves: Vancouver 7 Sunderland 4

Fouls: Vancouver 16 Sunderland 17

Offside: Vancouver 2 Sunderland 3

Corner Kicks: Vancouver 2 Sunderland 4

Referee: Paul Ward


Vancouver: Harmse 54'

Sunderland: Robinson 65', Caldwell 71'

Lots of stories about the Whitecaps and Sunderland (too many to post) at these links.

Maccabi 4ever2010-05-12 23:44:41 +0000 #3
yeeeeeeea whitecaps



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