Vancouver Whitecaps’ miserable run of form at home continued after a 1-0 defeat against sporting Kansas City.
This match marked a run of just two wins in the last five home games for the team, which still has the possibility to win the Western Conference. Vancouver at just separated by goal difference over table leaders Seattle Sounders, who have lost four out of the last five games. However, Carl Robinson’s team do not appear to be taking advantage of their rivals suffering from poor form. Robinson has admitted after the defeat against sporting Kansas City that a lot of things have to improve a lot.
For the home supporters, it was yet another familiar tale after the home team had a lot of chances in order to win the game. They were made to pay for the poor finishing by the opposition, who converted through Ellis in the second half. Apart from winning just two out of the last five home matches, Vancouver have now suffered a disappointing result in back-to-back games. This defeat comes just a week after a 2-1 loss against Colorado Rapids. There is now a danger of Vancouver been overtaken by the likes of FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City, who have shown superior form.
“It hurts. It’s one of them. You create a number of chances and don’t score. Sometimes it comes back to bite you on the bum and it did today unfortunately. [It’s] not as concerning as it would be if we didn’t create one chance in that first half. The game’s about taking your chances. When you cross that white line, whoever takes those chances and scores usually wins the game. Today, we had a number of chances, we didn’t take them. KC had a lot of chances and they took one of them,” said Robinson.