Jun. 4, 2011 at 6:44am
Gray converts for Yellows
TacomaTide get late PK to draw Whitecaps
Tacoma Tide FC used an 89th minute penaltykick conversion by Daniel Gray to earn a road point in a 1:1 drawwith the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency on Friday June 3rd at Empire Field. Tacoma wore their away blue uniforms for the firsttime this season, and three new players, Popov, Dipascuale andUyehara saw their first action for the Tide.
Only seconds before the halftime whistle, the Residencyteam took the lead when Yassin Essas shot deflected off a Tacomadefender and slipped past Tide goalkeeper Jordan Jennings for a 1-0'Caps lead.
Residency captain Derrick Bassi was called for ahandball in the box as the match was winding down and Tide midfielderDaniel Gray followed by kicking in his second penalty of the season.The Tide have trailed in every match this season, but have managedthree times now to rally from behind for a draw.
Tacoma concludes its Canada trip on Sunday June 5thwith a 2 PM match against the Abbotsford Mariners. The Tide return toStadium Bowl on Wednesday June 8th when they host thePortland Timbers U23s at 7 PM.
45+' - VAN - Yassin Essa
89' - TAC - Daniel Gray (penalty)
Shots: Tacoma 5 Vancouver 24
Saves: Tacoma 7 Vancouver 1
Fouls: Tacoma 9 Vancouver 7
Offside: Tacoma 4 Vancouver 3
Corners: Tacoma 0 Vancouver 4
83 VAN Ben McKendry
VancouverWhitecaps FC Residency
30.Brian Sylvestre; 3.Lavere Corbin-Ong, 4.DanielStanese, 5.Derrick Bassi, 2.Declan Rodriquez; 8.Bryce Alderson(25.Alex Rowley 67), 18.Ben McKendry, 15.Philippe Davies(13.Spencer DeBoice 28), 10.Ben Fisk; 22.Yassin Essa, 9.CalebClarke (16.Long Tan 61)
Subs not used: 1.Callum Irving; 20.Adam Polakiewicz,24.Carlos Marquez
1.Jordan Jennings; 2.Brandon Henry, 12.AnthonyArmitage, 7.Sean Foss, 8.Steve Pirotte; 17.Quinn Grisham (22.AustinKelley 72), 23.Facundo Dispasquale, 11.Daniel Gray, 4. CameronVickers; 20.Ivan Popov (13.Michael Uyerhara 53), 6.Chase Tangney(21.Max Thomas 72)
Subs not used: 3.Devin Thomas, 5. Adam Bettencourt
The MIGHTY Yellows from the City of Destiny!