A first for everything.
The Vancouver Whitecaps (2-2-0) defeated the Houston Dynamo (1-2-1)in Major League Soccer action on Saturday night, 1-0 at BC Place.
The Whitecaps picked up their first win at home this campaign.
It was the first time Andrew Jacobson was in Carl Robinson’s starting 11.
Japanese striker Masato Kudo also made his first start for Vancouver.
Kudo created a lot of buzz at BC Place every time he was on the ball in the first half, including a play in the box that led to the winning goal, a penalty by Pedro Morales.
Kudo went to ground after a bit of contact when a cross was ripped into the box.
It didn’t appear as if Kudo would have came anywhere near getting his head to the cross.
A questionable call to say the least.
Pedro Morales made good on the penalty kick in the 23rd minute. The Whitecaps captain leads Major League Soccer with four goals in as many games, all on penalties.
Kendall Watson, Christian Bolaños, Blas Pérez Tim Parker were all away on international duty.
That made way Andrew Jacobson to play at the back with Pa-Modou Kah, who was making his first appearance of the season.
Both filled in nicely for Carl Robinson’s side considering the Dynamo were coming in with 11 goals in their first three games – an MLS record.
The match followed an exciting night on Friday at BC Place that drew 54,000 fans to watch Mexico defeat Canada in World Cup qualifying play.
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The Whitecaps are in action next on Saturday April 2nd, as they host Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane, and the LA Galaxy.