VANCOUVER, BC (May 31, 2015) – Arizona United Soccer Club suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.
After a back and forth first half that saw both sides squander opportunities to score the opening goal, it was the Whitecaps who were the first to find the back of the net in the second half. On a third consecutive corner, the ball was cleared out to the top of the box. There waited Whitecaps midfielder Kianz Froese, who chested the ball down and fired a shot through traffic.
Arizona United SC goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski appeared to have lost the ball as it traveled towards the net, but he was able to make a diving save at the last second on the line. Unfortunately for Woszczynski, the ball was not cleared far enough and an opportunistic Whitecaps forward Caleb Clarke put home the rebound for the opening goal.
The Whitecaps doubled its lead and put the match out of reach for Arizona United SC in the 78th minute when Brett Levis dribbled through two Arizona United SC defenders and finished into the far post.
Arizona United SC had its chances in the match, but couldn’t capitalize. Arizona United SC came out and played conservatively for the first 25 minutes with team defending and counter-attacks. Arizona had its first chance in the 28th minute when Brad Stisser’s cross from the right wing, intended for an unmarked Robbie Derschang, was headed out by the Whitecaps.
In the 33rd minute, Derschang rounded a Whitecaps defender on the line and charged into the box. He rifled a low cross that crossed across the face of goal before Jonathan Top could tap home an easy goal.
In the second half, Long Tan had an opportunity in the 53rd minute that he sliced just wide. Top had another chance in the 54th minute, but redirected his header over the crossbar. The Whitecaps defense buckled down as the match progressed in the second half and thwarted any good opportunities for Arizona who close out May with back-to-back losses.
Up next for Arizona United SC is the Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, June 13 at Scottsdale Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.. Tickets start at just $15 and are available at arizonaunited.com/tickets.
For additional ticketing information, including season tickets and mini-game plans, contact the Arizona United SC front office by calling 623-594-9606 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, all Arizona United SC home matches include free parking.
-Arizona United Soccer Club Match Report-
Match: Arizona United Soccer Club vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
Date: May 31, 2015
Venue: Thunderbird Stadium
Kickoff: 2:00 p.m. PT
|Arizona United Soccer Club||0||0||0|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||0||2||0|
VW - Caleb Clarke – 49th minute
VW - Brett Levis – 76th minute
AZ - Jonathan Top (caution) – 39th minute
VW - Kianz Frose (caution) – 57th minute
AZ - Milton Blanco (caution) – 81st minute
AZ - Scott Morrison (caution) – 83rd minute
VW - Christian Dean (caution) – 88th minute
Arizona United SC: Carl Woszczynski, Alex Shinsky (Scott Morrsion 63′), Tyler Ruthven, Brock Granger, Damian Rosales (George Malki 46′), Joey Dillon, Milton Blanco (Danny Garcia 89′) Jonathan Top, Robbie Derschang, Brad Stisser (Cameron Vickers 72′), Long Tan
Substitutions not used: Zak Downes, Jordan Rideout, Chiva