CCL: Richey shines in Vancouver debut

Goalkeeper Spencer Richey, who has been starring for WFC2 in the USL, made five saves -- all in the first half -- to secure the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 win over Central FC in Trinidad & Tobago in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. Uruguayan Cristian Techera scored the game’s only goal in the 34th minute.

Richey, a product of the University of Washington, was one of five WFC2 players who made the trip, and he made his first-team debut along with WFC2 teammate Brett Levis, who was credited with an assist on Techera's goal along with Erik Hurtado.

Next up in Group C is Sporting KC, which will need to hold serve when it travels to Ato Boldon Stadium in two weeks to face Central FC.

Aug. 2 in Couva
Central FC 0 Vancouver Whitecaps 1. Goal: Techera 34.
Central FC -- Sample; Gabriel, Ettienne, Villaroel, Goodridge; Garcia, Paul, de Silva (Corbin 87), Mitchell (Joseph 72); Dillon (Cummings 51), Marcano.
Vancouver Whitecaps -- Richey; Smith, Kah, Edgar, Levis; McKendry, Teibert;  Aird, Mezquida (Froese 89), Techera (Davies 66); Hurtado (Greig 74).



Week 1, Results:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
Central FC (TRI) 0 Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Pachuca (MEX) 1 Olimpia (HON) 0

Week 1, Schedule:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
W Connection (TRI) vs. UNAM (MEX), 8 pm UDN
NY Red Bulls vs. Antigua (GUA), 8 pm UDN (TV: delay, Thursday 2 am)
Portland Timbers vs. Dragon (SLV), 10 pm Galavision (TV: delay, Thursday 12:30 am)
Don Bosco (HAI) vs. Monterrey (MEX), 10 pm UDN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
FC Dallas vs. Real Esteli (NCA), 8 pm UDN
Plaza Amador (PAN) Herediano (CRC), 10 pm UDN
Note: All times ET.
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