That was surprisingly comfortable.
The Whitecaps beat Valour FC 2-0 to storm into the quarter-finals of the Canadian Championship at a sparsely attended BC Place on Wednesday evening.
In the first half Vancouver figured out that making any kind of decent run behind the visitor’s backline would open them up and two goals arrived with relative ease.
Then, in the second half, nothing happened. Literally nothing.
In many ways it was a fascinating insight into the void of endless oblivion that is waiting for all of us. Eternity stared into our faces during those forty-five minutes and we could do nothing but stare back, our souls suffused with an unsettling cocktail of awe and dread.
On the positive side a few players got a much needed run out, Lucas Cavallini maintained his yellow card streak and Russell Teibert scored a goal from inside the box.
It was a game that will not be remembered for what it was, but forgotten for what it was not.
But the Whitecaps proved that the age old mottos is correct.
“If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing.”
Time for the Soccer Shorts player ratings!
Cropper-5, Godinho-5, Nerwinski-4, Jungwirth-5, Veselinovic-5, Baldisimo-5, Teibert-5.5*, Raposo-5.5, Gauld-5.5, Caicedo-5, Cavallini-5 (Berhalter-4,5, Brown-4, White-4, Vite-4)