MLS Game Summary - New England at Vancouver|
(Wednesday, April 6, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: New England 1, Vancouver 1
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Ilija Stolica scored deep into stoppage time
to help the New England Revolution salvage a 1-1 draw against Vancouver
Whitecaps FC on Wednesday at Empire Field.
The game saw three players receive red cards as Vancouver (1-1-2) had two men
sent off in the opening 56 minutes, while New England (1-0-3) also lost a man
15 minutes from time.
The Revs came close to opening the scoring in the first half through Stephen
McCarthy, but his header was cleared off the goal line by Nizar Khalfan.
However, Vancouver lost Gershon Koffie to a straight red card on the stroke of
halftime after he elbowed New England's Pat Phelan.
Despite being down a man, the Whitecaps took the lead from the penalty spot as
Camilo was tripped inside the area, allowing Eric Hassli to fire the ball home
from the spot.
But Hassli got a bit too excited after scoring the goal as he removed his
shirt, earning himself a second yellow card and reducing the hosts to nine
Vancouver did extremely well despite being shorthanded, and the situation
improved when New England's A.J. Soares was sent off in the 75th minute.
The Revs began to threaten over the final 10 minutes of the match, and they
finally found the equalizer in the dying moments when Phelan's cross was
nodded down into the path of Stolica, who fired home from close range.
04/07 00:17:47 ET