Cristian Techera

Vancouver Whitecaps

Penalty drama results in 1-0 win for D.C. United over Vancouver Whitecaps

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Lamar Neagle's penalty was the difference as Vancouver hit the woodwork four different times

D.C. United had to endure late penalty drama, but in the end, Lamar Neagle's second half penalty was the difference for the Black-and-Red in their 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. After Jose Ortiz controversially won the penalty, Neagle dispatched the spot kick for United's first goal in the month of May, breaking a 366 minute scoreless run.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"We've got to figure out ways to not let teams off the hook when we dominate them in some of the other stats that don't mean as much as the scoreline" -Brian Schmetzer


Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

Friday, April 14, 2017

Venue: Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field

Referee: Kevin Stott

Assistants: Jeff Hosking, Kevin Stott

Fourth Official: David Gantar

Attendance: 22,120

Weather: 50 degrees and mostly cloudy (indoors)


VAN - Fredy Montero (Cristian Techera) 65'

VAN - Fredy Montero (Kendall Waston) 80'

SEA - Will Bruin (Nicolás Lodeiro) 89'


VAN - Sheanon Williams (caution) 26'

SEA - Nico Lodeiro (caution) 37'

SEA - Harry Shipp (caution) 44'

VAN - Fredy Montero (caution) 53'

VAN - Tim Parker (caution) 90'+2'


Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Oniel Fisher (Henry Wingo 78'), Gustav Svensson, Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones; Osvaldo Alonso - captain, Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey, Harry Shipp (Will Bruin 65'); Jordan Morris

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Alvaro Fernandez, Seyi Adekoya, Tony Alfaro, Jordy Delem

Total shots: 15 (Dempsey, 7)

Shots on goal: 6 (Dempsey, 2)

Fouls: 10 (Alonso, 5)

Offside: 1 (Jones, 1)

Corner-kicks: 9 (Lodeiro, 9)

Saves: 1 (Frei, 1)


On what he said to Montero after the match:


Game Thread: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Place: BC Place, Vancouver, BC
  • Television: The Comcast Network
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union are 2-3-2 (W-L-D) against the Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Know Thy Enemy: Eighty Six Forever

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Derrick Jones, Haris Medunjanin; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Vancouver Whitecaps: David Ousted; Jordan Harvey, Christian Dean, Tim Parker, Sheanon Williams; Alphonso Davies, Andrew Jacobson, Matias Laba, Cristian Techera; Erik Hurtado, Kekuta Manneh


  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Ken Tribbett, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.

Must-See Goal: Cristian Techera

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MLS Ticker: Larentowicz, NYCFC, Techera, and more

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A couple of signings were made in the Western Conference, New York City FC will officially have a new president come March and more:

The LA Galaxy confirmed recent reports by signing 32-year-old free agent Jeff Larentowicz. The journeyman midfielder moves to the Galaxy after after 11 seasons in MLS, starting in 94 of 95 appearances for the Chicago Fire during the past three years.

Major Link Soccer: MLS schedule gets a release date

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I mean, if you feel like reading about something besides Jordan Morris...


JoMo. That is all.


MLS will release the full 2016 season schedule on January 7th. Given the tinkering MLS did last year with Rivalry Weeks, Decision Day, and an expanded playoff field, there's going to be a lot to look at on Thursday.

Nick Sakiewicz

Union schedule, Restrepo report, no USOC for BSFC, WCU USOC date, more news

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Reaction to the 2016 schedule. Another report says Walter Restrepo signing with the Union. No US Open Cup for Bethlehem. West Chester United's third round USOC date announced. more.

NYCFC previews, McCarthy on playing for Philly fans, Mbolhi signing the worst, more

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Previews for Saturday's home game against NYCFC. McCarthy says its a great feeling knowing fans have the team's back. Everyone says Mbolhi signing among the worst ever. More.

The Rest

The Best of MLS Week 16: Piatti, Techera, Fire and more

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Week 16 was hotly-contested with the top dogs strutting their stuff, mixed in with a shock upset.

While the Chicago Fire upended a formerly-unbeaten New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium, Cristian Techera stole a draw for the Vancouver Whitecaps in stunning fashion.