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Caps' fall short to Minnesota: PNGCaps' fall short to Minnesota: PNGYOU would think the Vancouver Whitecaps had ended their skid after a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

And that the team would pick up from where they had left off at the B.C Place and start a winning streak but yesterday, they lost 1-0 to Minnesota on the road.

Miguel Ibarra scored after defenders Kendall Watson and Jose Aja failed to tidy up the play.

Stefan Marinovic made the initial save but Ibarra followed up play to put the loose ball into the open net.

Minnesota’s Mason Toye was sent off for elbowing Kendall Waston.

The Caps held most possession after Toye’s sending off and created scoring opportunities but to no avail.

Head coach Carl Robinson was not happy after the loss.

“I’m super disappointed, because I thought we kept them at bay — for 90 minutes, really,” said Caps coach Carl Robinson.

“We limited them to a number of shots, and missed a number of chances, and one lapse of concentration cost us at the end at the back post with the young boy.

“But, sometimes in football, that happens. When you give a team something to hold on to, then it becomes difficult. We kept knocking at the door, but unfortunately, we missed a number of chances. We have to take the defeat on the chin.”

“People have their ideas and views and opinions, but my boys were great today, performance-wise,” said Robinson. “They executed in every aspect of the game, except for putting the ball in the back of the net. So we’ll regroup today and look forward to next week’s game.”

The Whitecaps have now lost four of their last five games.

They host Huston Dynamo at 7:30 next Friday at B.C Place.


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