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Gauld’s penalty shot lifts Whitecaps to 2-1 victory over Actual Salt Lake


VANCOUVER – An injury-time penalty shot by Ryan Gauld lifted the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 2-1 victory over Actual Salt Lake on Saturday.

The aim was Gauld’s second of the Main League Soccer season and added to a first-half strike by Ranko Veselinovic.

Actual Salt Lake (7-4-4) replied with a aim from Justin Meram within the 61st minute.

After failing to register a single on-target shot within the first half, the guests stored ‘Caps (5-7-2) goalkeeper Cody Cropper busy within the second, forcing him to make three saves.

Zac MacMath stopped two of three on-target pictures for Salt Lake.

Vancouver was awarded a penalty shot in harm time when RSL’s Aaron Herrera tripped Brian White as he streaked into the field.

Gauld stepped as much as take the kick within the third minute of added time and despatched a shot excessive into the highest proper nook of the web to seal the win.

Tossaint Ricketts appeared to present Vancouver a 2-1 lead within the 83rd minute with a sliding shot from the highest of the field however the aim was dominated offside.

Cropper put in an enormous efficiency for the ‘Caps, together with a pair of main stops within the 61st minute. First, he swatted a protracted shot by Jefferson Savarino out of hurt’s method, then dove to disclaim substitute Sergio Cordova on a point-blank try from the facet of the web.

The netminder preserved Vancouver’s lead within the 52nd minute, stopping one other point-blank header by Cordova. However his teammates couldn’t get the ball out of their very own finish and it ended up on Meram’s foot.

Real Salt Lake's Sergio Cordova, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Erik Godoy vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

The veteran winger despatched a rolling right-footed shot into the underside left nook of the web for the equalizer. The aim was Meram’s second of the season.

A well-executed throw-in opened the scoring within the thirty first minute.

Jake Nerwinski — carrying the captain’s armband rather than the injured Russell Teibert (eye) — despatched a protracted toss into the field the place ‘Caps defender Florian Jungwirth headed it to the entrance of the web.

Veselinovic obtained a proper foot on the ball, sending it bouncing previous the outstretched fingers of the diving MacMath for his first aim of the yr.

Salt Lake managed 59.6 per cent of the possession throughout the primary half however didn’t get a single shot heading in the right direction. Vancouver outshot the guests 4-2 throughout the primary 45 minutes of the sport and 2-0 in pictures heading in the right direction.

Maikel Chang had RSL’s greatest probability of the primary half when he sailed a shot properly over the crossbar following some chaotic ‘Caps play within the penalty space.

The ‘Caps examined MacMath early. Simply 4 minutes in, Cristian Gutierrez despatched a protracted cross in and Sebastian Berhalter blasted a shot from the highest of the field, forcing MacMath — a former ‘Caps ‘keeper — to make a leaping save.

The Whitecaps shall be again in motion on June 14 after they face the Sounders in Seattle. Salt Lake will host the San Jose Earthquakes on June 18.

FOOT NOTES: Midfielder Caio Alexandre performed his first sport at B.C. Place. The 23-year-old Brazilian signed with the Whitecaps in March 2021. … The sport was the one one on MLS’s weekend schedule attributable to a global break. … The ‘Caps hosted 17,134 followers at their second annual Indigenous Peoples match.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed June 4, 2022.

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