Looking to get back to their winning ways on the road, WFC2 held a surging Colorado Springs team to a 1-1 draw thanks to a moment of brilliance from Brett Levis, and a handful of heroics from Spencer Richey.
After their last two road games ended in humbling defeats at the hands of Rio Grande and San Antonio, the ‘Caps needed their leaders to step forth. Queue Levis and Richey.
Levis, who continues to impress as a winger turned full back this season, showed his attacking paces once again in the 55th minute. With Vancouver having just surrendered the game's opening goal minutes earlier, the Saskatoon native played a neat one-two with Daniel Haber at the edge of the box to get himself free. Showing the poise of a confident attacker, Levis out waited three defenders as he cut across the box before coolly sliding his finish into the bottom corner.
The moment of class from Levis would have been a mere footnote if not for an extremely sharp Spencer Richey. Looking to continue his run of good form in his team leading tenth start of the season, the former Washington Husky came up huge down the stretch. Richey did well to deny Connor Doyle and Ronny Argueta before stoning Miguel Gonzalez at the near post a minute into stoppage time.
Gonzalez opened the scoring in the 47th minute on a two-on-one tap in after the ‘Caps defence was caught napping on a quick turnover near midfield.
The draw puts Vancouver back into first place for the time being, however Los Angeles remains only a point back and with a game in hand as the team’s enter the final third of the season.