2. All but over for Vancouver?
The first match of the post-Carl Robinson era did not go well at all for the Whitecaps.
More from MLS Multiplex
- Javier Milei Elected in Argentina: Potential Impacts on MLS and Signings of Argentine Players
- Orlando City and New York City FC in the Battle for Matías Arezo; Grêmio Enters Negotiations! Who Will Come Out on Top?
- USA, Honduras, Panama, and Canada Close in on a Spot in the 2024 Copa America
- De Gea Turns Down Al-Nassr’s Lucrative Offer: Speculation Points to Possible Reunion with Messi at Inter Miami
- Messi’s Magnetic Impact in the United States
Their playoff hopes were dealt a major blow and they will be up against a major challenge of now having to take maximum points in pretty much all of their four remaining matches — their chances were somewhat limited before this defeat anyway, it must be conceded.
It is unlikely they will turn the corner and produce a magical run which all but confirms their attention will now shift towards next season already. The Whitecaps now sit four points behind the Galaxy and five points off the pace of the playoff placings.
There are still 12 points to play for during the final four games of the season, and with three of those games against teams in the playoff placings in the West, — Sporting KC, LAFC and the Portland Timbers — it is unlikely that they can accrue enough points.