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    Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake - The Story In Pictures


    Michael Mccoll

    [Also check out Tom's website www.residualimagephotography.com for more of his photos and work].

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    The Southsiders March to the Match - BC Place awaits

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    A close up of the new BC Place pitch

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    Vancouver Whitecaps starting XI

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    Real Salt Lake starting XI

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    Coaches Carl Robinson and Jeff Cassar share a laugh before kick off

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    Nick Rimando has an eye for a camera

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    In the 36th minute, Gershon Koffie dispossess Joao Plata after some sloppy play

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    And the man making his 100th MLS start for the Caps hit a 25 yard thunderbolt into the postage stamp corner - 1-0 Vancouver

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    And boy is he happy!

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    But the joy wasn't to last long as Javier Morales spots some poor wall positioning

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    And curls a beautiful free kick past David Ousted

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    Octavio Rivero has a chance to restore the Caps lead in the second half

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    But the Uruguayan is like the rest of us and can't believe he didn't tuck it away

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    A huge turning point in the game comes in the 64th minute as David Ousted pulls off another 'Save of the Week' candidate from an Elias Vasquez header

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    Denied at one end, Vasquez gives up a goal at the other when he attempts to chest the ball back to Nick Rimando

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    But before the keeper can collect the ball, Cristian Techera nips in

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    And rounds Rimando before slotting home the winner

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    The joy and ecstasy of your first MLS goal

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    The Bug is squished!

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    The secret behind why Kendall Waston is so good in the air - steam power!

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    Kendall Waston does the postgame humba with Curva Collective

    You can see a Flickr slideshow of all of Tom's photos from the game below:

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