VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The Whitecaps take to the pitch tonight, continuing their bid for the CONCACAF Championship. Vancouver serves as host to CD Olimpia, a team from Honduras. A win will pull them in to a tie with Seattle for first in the group.
“It is a game we need to win. It will not be easy,” says Head Coach Carl Robinson, “As long as they work hard, their ability will come out and I will be happy with them. We need to bring a lot of energy to the game.”
The reigning Honduran champions have won three of their last four league games and Robinson says his team will be ready to weather the storm.
“They are arguably the best team in Honduras. They are a good team and they have good players. It is going to be a good test for our young group, but one we will be ready for.”
It appears Robinson will choose to rest many of his starters tonight, saving them for a huge MLS game on Saturday against Seattle.
Paolo Tornaghi gets a rare start in net, and he says he is ready to make the most of his opportunity.
“It is a critical game, but in a positive way. Even though it is a big game we don’t have to be worried or scared about it. We have to approach the game in the right way and keep doing what we have done so far.”
The Whitecaps played to a draw in game of the tournament against Seattle.
Kick off at BC Place is at 7 p.m.