Monday, July 15, 2013

Camilo lead Whitecaps with 2 goals to beat Fire 3-1


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Camilo scored two goals that is six minutes apart to help the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 3-1 victory against the Chicago Fire on Sunday. Camilo is leading the MLS with 12 goals this season.

substitute Kekuta Manneh also scored 1 goal for the Whitecaps (8-7-6), they have extended their unbeaten streak to a club record 6 games.

Vancouver has now overtaken the Los Angeles Galaxy in third place in the Western Conference. Chicago (6-9-3) has lost two straight.

Camilo scored in the 66th and 72nd minutes and Manneh tallied in the 84th. Vancouver goalkeeper Brad Knighton was denied a second consecutive shutout as Patrick Nyarko scored a few seconds before the game ended.

The Whitecaps offense erupted early in the second half after struggling to get going in the first 45 minutes.
Kenny Miller had an excellent chance in the 53rd minute, but he could not get a shot away after taking a Camilo pass from right flank, instead misfiring as the crowd roared in anticipation of a goal.

In the 60th minute, Chicago's Mike Magee, who entered the game tied for the league scoring lead, thought he had scored and started to put his arms up in celebration, but the ball curled wide of the net.

Then Camilo fielded a long punt from Knighton between Rolfe and Fire teammate Shaun Francis. Then the Brazilian deked Francis, twisting him inside-out, and put in a low shot. Knighton earned an assist for the second straight game.

In the 72nd minute, Camilo got a breakaway only to see Tornaghi dive and poke the ball away from him. But Camilo quickly retrieved the ball and, with Chicago players standing around and watching, rolled a shot past Tornaghi, who evidently was screened.

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