Watch: Vancouver Whitecaps face Iwaki FC in Pacific Rim Cup

2018 Preseason - Vancouver Whitecaps starting XI in Hawaii - Pacific Rim Cup
LIVE: Vancouver Whitecaps FC VS. Iwaki FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC open the Pacific Rim Cup against Japanese club Iwaki FC, live from Aloha Stadium.

Posted by Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Vancouver Whitecaps opened their participation in the Pacific Rim Cup on Thursday night, defeating Japanese side Iwaki FC 1-0 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Offseason arrival Kei Kamara, who struck the crossbar with five minutes left in the match, drew a 90th minute penalty kick converted by Cristian Techera to avoid a penalty kick shootout tiebreaker.

The victory sends Vancouver into Saturday's Pacific Rim Cup Championship final against fellow MLS club Columbus Crew SC or J1 League side Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo who face off in the other tournament semifinal.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1st Half Lineup (4-2-3-1): #1 Stefan Marinović -- #28 Jake Nerwinski, #4 Kendall Waston, #2 Doneil Henry, #17 Marcel de Jong -- #66 Aly Ghazal, #6 Efrain Juárez -- #7 Bernie Ibini, #11 Nicolas Mezquida, #20 Brek Shea -- #9 Anthony Blondell

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2nd Half Lineup (4-3-3): #12 Brian Rowe -- #30 Mark Bloom, #26 Tim Parker, #22 Aaron Maund, #25 Justin Fiddes -- #16 Tony Tchani, #31 Russell Teibert, #42 David Norman Jr. -- #13 Cristian Techera, #23 Kei Kamara, #67 Alphonso Davies