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Vancouver Whitecaps FC returned to the training pitch this morning following their scoreless draw against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday.
The Caps remain winless in 7 straight games but have at least shown some signs of improvement with 2 straight draws so say’s Captain Jay DeMerit who spoke with CKNW on Monday.
“The first two things you take from it is one a little bit more confidence and two, the fact that we just need to score a little bit more.” DeMerit continued “The past two games we’ve played solid as a group, I mean clean sheets against a team like Seattle, that’s a major plus because they score a lot of goals and it takes a whole team to keep a team scoreless so credit all the guy’s not just the guy’s at the back -- but I think one of the main problems over the last month or so is we haven’t scored as many goals as we should.”
DeMerit was careful not to point anyone out saying he’s only mentioning the obvious as during the 7 game winless streak the Whitecaps have managed just 3 total goals. The drought is making life a little harder on the second year MLS team looking to solidify a post season spot. The Caps currently hold down the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with just 3 games to play and sit just 2 points ahead of FC Dallas.
Goals could be even harder to come by for the Whitecaps down the stretch as forward Darren Mattocks appears doubtful for this Wednesday’s home match against Chivas USA due to a hamstring injury suffered in the first half on Saturday night. Mattocks did not train today but hasn’t completely been ruled out.