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  • PORTLAND, OREGON – Vancouver Whitecaps FC claimed their second straight win at the Rose City Invitational on Wednesday, defeating San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on the strength of a first-half Kenny Miller marker and a late Darren Mattocks penalty. Lindsey Horan Jersey . Making his first start of the preseason, Miller put the ‘Caps ahead in the 26th minute and Mattocks added an insurance marker – his second goal in as many matches – to carry the ‘Caps to victory. Recently acquired goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi looked sharp when called upon, making a pair of saves to earn a clean sheet in his first appearance with Whitecaps FC. After opening the Rose City Invitational with a 5-1 win over Portmore United on Sunday, Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson made a full squad change for Wednesdays tilt with San Jose. Eleven new players – most of the youthful variety – drew into the starting lineup. In addition to Miller, who wore the captains armband and played in an attacking midfielder position behind lone central forward Omar Salgado, one of those players was Christian Dean . Just as he has all preseason, the 20-year-old impressed again on Wednesday – both on and off the ball. Robinson opted to use Dean at left back, which moved Sam Adekugbe up to the left wing. And it was the Homegrown defender who created the first goal of the match in the 26th minute. Adekugbe, who made his way over to the right side of the park, ran onto a perfectly-weighted ball by Salgado and laid it into the box for Miller, who hit it first time into the back of the net. Aside from the Scotsmans tally, there wasnt much room for either side in the opening 25 minutes. One player who looked lively for the ‘Caps was Salgado, who was very active in the lone central forward position. At the other end of the park, the Quakes had a pair of great first-half opportunities. But a sliding Carlyle Mitchell clearance off the goal line in the 12th minute and a sprawling save by Tornaghi on an Adam Jahn break just moments after Millers marker kept them off the scoresheet. Vancouver made one change at the half, as Residency midfielder Marco Bustos replaced Miller in the attacking midfielder position. Robinsons side got off to an encouraging start after the break and Salgado was once again involved. First, Dean whipped in a low cross to Salgado in the 52nd minute, but the 6-foot-4 strikers first-time effort just missed wide of the near post. A few minutes later, Salgado let loose another left-footed effort from inside the box but this time substitute goalkeeper David Bingham made a sprawling fingertip save to keep the game within reach. Vancouver received a boost around the hour-mark, when speedsters Erik Hurtado, Kekuta Manneh, and Darren Mattocks entered the match. The trio created a number of opportunities and finally, after a late Quakes charge, they found the back of the net. After midfielder Bryce Alderson was hauled down in the box, Mattocks stepped up to the penalty spot and sealed the deal with a cool finish to give Vancouver a 2-0 victory. Lynn Williams Jersey . Maria Silvia Bastos Marques, president of the EOM (Municipal Olympic Company), will be leaving her post but will remain as an advisor, a city hall statement said Tuesday. Christen Press Jersey . Hughes, 30, is a former Major Leaguer with the Baltimore Orioles, having played in 14 games with the Os in 2010. He played with Class AA Binghamton of the Eastern League in the New York Mets system last season.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings spent much of the afternoon trapped in their own end while the Minnesota Wild pelted them with 41 shots.Thanks to Jonathan Quick and two more timely contributions from That 70s Line, the Kings are still perfect on their homestand.Quick made 40 saves and Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist in the Kings fourth straight victory, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.Toffoli scored an early power-play goal and Tanner Pearson added a third-period goal for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who are dominating their six-game homestand despite long stretches of indifferent offensive play.I dont think weve had our game for the last little while, centre Jarret Stoll said. Were winning on penalty-killing and goaltending.Thats enough when the champions can get incredibly consistent production from That 70s Line — the jersey-number-inspired nickname for Jeff Carters combo with youngsters Toffoli and Pearson. The trio has scored 11 of Los Angeles 14 goals this season.The NHLs best defensive team last season is back in top form again. Cookes goal was just the third by Los Angeles opponents in 245 minutes during the homestand, and Quick was stellar in the Kings crease after tying Rogie Vachons franchise record with his 32nd career shutout Thursday.Sometimes on a longer homestand, it gets to be the same thing every day, so we knew we had to get up for these guys, Quick said. Its good to get that level of competition on a homestand.Niklas Backstrom stopped 14 shots and Matt Cooke scored with 13:13 to play for the Wild, who lost back-to-back games in Southern California despite largely impressive performances.I feel like we controlled a lot of the play, but Quick played a fantastic game, Minnesota forward Zach Parise said about his U.S. Olympic teammate. I guess everyone has kind of grown accustomed to seeing a game like that out of him. I like how were playing. Our system is working really well, so well be fine. We just played two very good teams, and we played very well as a whole in both of the games. We just couldnt find a goal.Los Angeles held the Wild scoreless on five power plays, extending Minnesotas season-opening drought to 0 for 16. Abby Dahlkemper Jersey. The Wild repeatedly cycled the puck in the Kings end, but Quick was on top of almost everything that came his direction.Theres not much that we can change besides scoring goals, Minnesota forward Thomas Vanek said. Its not like were trying to be too pretty. We were shooting a lot. We were tipping. We were going for loose rebounds. But Quick was on his game, which we all knew. Hes a world-class goalie, and he showed that today.Backstrom was solid in his first start of the season for Minnesota. He hadnt played since Jan. 30 after undergoing surgery on his abdomen and hip last season.Toffoli jumped on a loose puck to score the Kings second power-play goal in 19 tries this season — and Minnesotas first power-play goal allowed — after Mike Richards pass deflected off Ryan Suters skate in the crease.Minnesota dominated long stretches of the first two periods, and rookie Christian Folin sparked the Wild when he sent Anze Kopitar into the boards with a ferocious check, prompting Richards to instigate a fight.Pearsons linemates set up his team-leading fifth goal early in the third period, with Toffoli feeding him in the slot for a one-timer.Cooke finally scored on a backhand when he was left unguarded in front of Quick, whose shutout streak ended at more than 111 minutes.Former Minnesota forward Marian Gaborik missed his third straight game for the Kings, and defenceman Jake Muzzin still hasnt played this season. Both Stanley Cup winners are out with injuries.NOTES: Minnesota scratched rookie D Matt Dumba, the last player to touch the puck on the turnover that led to Corey Perrys winning goal for Anaheim on Friday night. D Keith Ballard also was a healthy scratch. ... Both teams have the next three days off. Los Angeles hosts Buffalo on Thursday, and Minnesota returns home to face Arizona. ... Minnesotas Jason Zucker barely avoided serious injury when Kyle Cliffords skate blade nearly grazed his throat after Zucker tripped Clifford in the second period. Cheap Authentic Jerseys Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Discount NFL Jerseys ' ' '
      June 26, 2018 10:32 PM MDT
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