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Whitecaps FC go 2-0 in preseason

Written on February 4, 2013 at 10:54, by HTTN

Three takeaways from Vancouver’s victory over the Dynamo

-by Chris Vales

Darren Mattocks and Corey Hertzog led Vancouver to a 2-1 comeback win over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

The game winner came off a terrible pass by Dynamo player Jason Johnson, who tried a back pass to his goalie that wasn’t hard enough. Hertzog jumped on the ball, deked around the goalie and put it in the back of the net.

New ‘Caps signing Daigo Kobayashi was introduced in the second half. He brought a lot of energy and nearly scored a couple of times.

Three takeaways from the game:

1. Camilo in top form – Could the number change on his jersey be the difference? Now number seven, Camilo is in top form so far. If he keeps it up, he might score 12 or more goals for Vancouver this season, like he did two years ago.

2. Crisp passing – It’s not perfect, but the Whitecaps’ ball movement has been surprisingly good through two games. Vancouver is creating many chances off beautiful crosses. And look for the Whitecaps to use the through ball a lot.

3. Kobayashi comes with hype – For those who don’t know, the ‘Caps signed Japanese midfielder Daigo Kobayashi last week. He made his first appearance in a Whitecaps jersey against Houston and he is quite the entertainer. Look for him to be a fan favourite in Vancouver just like Young-Pyo Lee.

The Whitecaps FC will look to carry their momentum into tomorrow’s match against the Arizona Sahuaros at the Grande Sports World in Case Grande, Arizona. Match time is 5 p.m. If you are looking for in-game updates, follow @WhitecapsMatch.