'Caps not worried about anemic offence 0
Remember a time not long ago when the Vancouver Whitecaps were putting up three-goal, and even four-goal, showings? Well, those days are seemingly behind them.
In three of their last five games the team has been shut out, managing a paltry three goals in that stretch. With nine matches left in the regular season, and the 'Caps immersed in the playoff hunt, it's clearly not the time to sputter offensively.
When asked about their scoring issues following Saturday's game — a 1-0 home loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy where star striker Camilo sat out with injury — head coach Martin Rennie didn't sound all too worried.
"I’m not concerned about it," the Scotsman said. "We are one of the highest scoring teams in the league and I’m sure we’ll get back to it starting in our next game against Chivas (USA).”
The Whitecaps will play the Los Angeles-based side Sunday at BC Place where they are 8-2-3 this season. While it remains one of the best home records in MLS, they have also lost two of their last three in Vancouver — recent results that striker Kenny Miller doesn't feel is indicative of the team's play.
"Football is not about stats," said the Scottish international. "If you analyze those (two losses), one we were down to 10 men after five minutes and (Saturday) that's another game where we had four, five chances … playing arguably the best team in the league over the last three years.
"If you look at that rationally the performances as a whole, we can still be positive and still be very proud of our home record."