Vancouver Whitecaps routes Orlando City to extend losing streak to five games

June 09, 2018 - MLS - Orlando City SC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

A second-half collapse saw the Lions extend their losing streak to five games.

A two-goal performance from Kei Kamara and a virtuoso performance from Alphonso Davies powered the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 5-2 thumping over a 10-man Orlando City Saturday night at BC Place.

Kamara gave the Whitecaps (6-5-5, 23 points) the lead in the 36th minute, but Sacha Kljestan’s goal in the 64th minute tied the game for Orlando.

The Lions were reduced to 10 players in the 58th minute when Mohamed El-Munir was shown a second yellow card. The left back will miss Orlando’s next two games against the Montreal Impact on June 13 at Stade Saputo and June 23 at Orlando City Stadium. Both games will kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Davies scored Vancouver’s go-ahead goal in the 76th minute after striking the ball of a Joe Bendik rebound. Kamara made it 3-1 in the 85th minute after converting a penalty.

The goals kept coming for the Whitecaps when Yordy Reyna made it 4-1 before Nicolas Mezquida capped the scoring for Vancouver in the 90th minute.

Dom Dwyer, who entered the game in the 64th minute for Cristian Higuita, scored a consolation goal in the 94th minute.

Orlando falls to 6-7-1 and sit with 19 points in the Eastern Conference.

Here’s how the Lions lined up: 

Orlando City XI: Bendik; El-Munir, Tarek, Schuler, Johnson; Rosell, Higuita; Meram, Kljestan (c), Mueller; Colman.

Orlando City Bench: Laryea, Rocha, Dwyer, Allen, Pinho, Villarreal, Edwards Jr.

(Photo Courtesy of Bob Frid / Whitecaps FC Whitecaps) 

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