The Vancouver Whitecaps went on their second road trip of their MLS franchise and once again they came up on the losing end as they lost to the Houston Dynamo 3-1. Three of the four goals were scored came in the final 10 minutes of the first half as Houston opened the scoring after which the Caps levelled the score a minute later. The winning goal was scored just before halftime where an injury to Captain Jay DeMerit contributed significantly to the score. Late in the second half 1st overall MLS draft pick Omar Salgado made his professional debut. It was clear by the end of the match that the Whitecaps were suffering from the heat as they unable to handle the high humidity of the Houston night.
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In addition to Salgado’s debut, the game also the saw the return from international duty of Canadian international midfielder Russell Teibert who entered the game at the beginning of second half for Jay DeMerit. Also making debuts for the first this season as a Whitecaps were Jeb Brovsky, who started at CM, and Mouloud Akloul, who came on a sub in the 79th minute. Akloul came into the midfield spot in the centre and not in his normal role as a central defender.