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Caps lead in drama and excitement
by Ridge Mahoney, April 3rd, 2011 6:17PM
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[MLS] Two games into the Vancouver Whitecaps' MLS home schedule, Empire Field is leading the league in drama and excitement.

A 4-2 winner in its home opener in front of 22,592 fans two weeks ago, Vancouver drew slightly fewer spectators Saturday yet not only produced another six-goal game, but came back from a three-goal deficit to score twice in stoppage time for a 3-3 tie with Sporting Kansas City.

Playing without DP striker Eric Hassli, who served a one-game suspension for a red card incurred last week, Vancouver fell behind, 1-0, in the final minute of the first half, then conceded two more goals – another by Teal Bunbury, one by Kei Kamara -- in 16 minutes. But the ‘Caps were creating chances, and only some superb saves by SKC keeper Jimmy Nielsen kept them off the board.

A crowd of 20,518 grew quieter as the second half unfolded but perked up when substitute Nizar Khalfan set up Atiba Harris to score in the 73rd minute. Sporting Kansas City’s creaky defense collapsed again in the 92nd minute when Camilo tucked away a feed from Davide Chiumiento, and then again a minute later when Camilo headed in a Khalfan cross.

After three games, SKC and Vancouver are the league leaders in both goals scored and goals allowed.  SKC leads the league in both categories with a pair of eights. The ‘Caps have scored seven and conceded six.



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