Vancouver Whitecaps-Chivas USA Results, April 16, 2011: 0-0 Tie
Chivas USA Squared Off against the Vancouver Whitecaps For The first Time on April 16, 2011. Here are the Chivas USA vs Vancouver Whitecaps Results
In a game that provided plenty of scoring chances but few goals, the MLS expansion Vancouver Whitecaps played Chivas USA to a 0-0 tie on April 16, 2011.
Through much of the first half, Chivas USA dominated the ball, but the Whitecaps had the better scoring chances thanks to an impressive counterattack.
Forward Eric Hassli set up a Wes Knight shot that had to be kicked off the line by Chivas USA midfielder Simon Elliott, arguably the team’s best player on the day.
At the 34th minute, Hassli had a great chance of his own, running straight up the middle and lashing a shot off the right post.
The second half started with another excellent chance by Wes Knight, who has yet to score his first goal as a Whitecap.
Chivas USA managed to calm things down and take control of the game for much of the second half. Canadian-born Ante Jazic had a clear header that forced ‘Caps goalkeeper Jay Nolly to make a big save.
The Whitecaps had two great chances late in the game as Whitecaps substitute Nizar Khalfan ripped a shot that forced Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy to make the save of the game. On the ensuing corner kick, Khalfan connected with rookie Omar Salgado, who headed the ball over the net.
The game marked the home debut of Omar Salgado, the first overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
The Vancouver Whitecaps-Chivas USA April 16, 2011 result gives Vancouver a 1-2-3 record while Chivas USA now has a 0-2-3 record.