Perez leads Whitecaps over Timbers in pre-season play

 

 
 
 
 
Whitecaps’ striker Blas Perez, seen playing for Panama, was booed at introduction by Timbers’ fans on every foul he earned or committed, but got payback by scoring a 39th minute goal off a Pedro Morales corner to start Vancouver on the way to a pre-season victory at Providence Park.
 

Whitecaps’ striker Blas Perez, seen playing for Panama, was booed at introduction by Timbers’ fans on every foul he earned or committed, but got payback by scoring a 39th minute goal off a Pedro Morales corner to start Vancouver on the way to a pre-season victory at Providence Park.

Photograph by: Jamie Squire, Getty Images

PORTLAND, Ore. – The villain played the role perfectly on Wednesday night.

Whitecaps’ striker Blas Perez, booed at introduction by Timbers’ fans on every foul he earned or committed, got payback by scoring a 39th minute goal off a Pedro Morales corner to start Vancouver on the way to a pre-season victory at Providence Park.

Substitute Octavio Rivero made it 2-0 in the 72nd minute for the Caps, cutting across the top of the 18-yard box and curling a left-footed shot into the corner of the net.

Nineteen-year-old midfielders Marco Bustos and Kianz Froese were confident with their passing in the middle of the park and 15-year-old winger Alphonso Davies acquitted himself well for the Caps who went with a mix of youth and veterans (Pa-Modou Kah, Jordan Harvey and Morales) against a mostly second unit Timbers team.

The Caps close out the pre-season on Saturday at Providence Park against NASL side Minnesota FC.

gkingston@vancouversun.com

 
 
 
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Whitecaps’ striker Blas Perez, seen playing for Panama, was booed at introduction by Timbers’ fans on every foul he earned or committed, but got payback by scoring a 39th minute goal off a Pedro Morales corner to start Vancouver on the way to a pre-season victory at Providence Park.
 

Whitecaps’ striker Blas Perez, seen playing for Panama, was booed at introduction by Timbers’ fans on every foul he earned or committed, but got payback by scoring a 39th minute goal off a Pedro Morales corner to start Vancouver on the way to a pre-season victory at Providence Park.

Photograph by: Jamie Squire, Getty Images

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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