Whitecaps' Camilo Steals the Show Against Kansas City.

Dec 19 2017, 4:53 am

Late game heroics by Camilo help the Vancouver Whitecaps earn a 3-3 tie with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday afternoon.

It was a dominant first half for the Vancouver Whitecaps with shots coming from all angles.

Brazilian striker Camilo made his first MLS start and worked well alongside Atiba Harris as both generated a lot of scoring chances however Kansas City keeper Jimmy Nielsen made unbelievable saves to keep the game scoreless.

In additional time after 45 minutes the Whitecaps found themselves in a hole as Teal Bunbury curled a shot into the back of the net to give Kansas a 1-0 lead at half.

The hole kept getting deeper and deeper for the Whitecaps as Teal Bunbury would score and then Kei Kamara would beat Caps keeper Jay Nolly to put their team ahead 3-0 with 20 minutes left to play in the game.

First a great through ball by Terry Dunfield to Davide Chiumiento who set up Atiba Harris to finally put the Whitecaps on the board in the 73rd minute.

After the referee signaled for an additional five minutes in the game it was Brazilian striker Camilo’s turn to show the 20-thousand at Empire Field what he could do.

In the 92nd minute Atiba Harris would set up Camilo for his first goal which gave the fans at Empire field something to cheer about.

Just 90 seconds later with some great work by the Whitecaps Nizar Khalfan would find Camilo, whose header would beat Jimmy Nielsen tie the game 3-3 and send Empire Field into a frenzy.

Vancouver will get some more firepower up front for its next game on Wednesday night when Eric Hassli returns to the lineup after serving a one game suspension when the Whitecaps host New England. Kickoff is 7pm.

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