Fredy Montero - Vancouver Whitecaps - tight shot

The Vancouver Whitecaps capped off preseason with a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United, with Fredy Montero scoring the game-winner in second-half stoppage time at Providence Park.


Though Vancouver won out, it was Minnesota who started nicely with a goal in the seventh minute. Kevin Molino cut the ball back from the goal line for Ethan Finlay to finish at the far post.

The tide turned in the second half, with the Whitecaps scoring twice. After VAR took away a first penalty call, Vancouver was awarded one in the 64th minute, which Lucas Cavallini converted ‚ÄĒ yet another preseason goal for the club's top offseason acquisition.

The match seemed settled for a draw, but substitute Montero scored from a tight angle just before the final whistle, ending Vancouver's preseason on a high note.

Goals


  • 7' - MIN - Ethan Finlay
  • 64' - VAN - Lucas Cavallini
  • 90' - VAN - Fredy Montero


Lineups


Minnesota United FC starting XI: Tyler Miller; Chase Gasper, Michael Boxall, Romain Metanire, Ike Opara; Jan Gregus, Osvaldo Alonso, Robin Lod, Kevin Molino, Ethan Finlay; Luis Amarilla


Vancouver Whitecaps FC starting XI: Maxime Crepeau; Jake Nerwinski, Jasser Khmiri, Derek Cornelius, Ali Adnan; Hwang In-beom, Russell Teibert, Cristian Dajome, Yordy Reyna, David Milinkovic; Lucas Cavallini


Next Up


  • MIN: Sunday, March 1 vs. Portland Timbers (7:30 pm ET | FS1 in US | MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada)
  • VAN: Saturday, Feb. 29 vs. Sporting Kansas City (10:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US | TSN in Canada)