MEDFORD, MA – Here is a quick look at the Boston Whitecap’s home opening win against the New York Rumble.
How it Happened: After beginning the season at 0-2 for the first time in franchise history, the Whitecaps hosted their first home game of the season in need of a win. Boston was in sync throughout the game, while New York’s offense committed numerous unforced turnovers and drops. The Rumble fell into a hole early in the first half and never could catch up to the Whitecaps.
Turning Point: The first pull of the game started the Whitecaps on a 3-0 run. Boston never lost the lead and held the Rumble back by no less than three points. New York played catch-up for the remainder of the game.
Player of the Game: Rookie Tyler Chan scored 25 percent of Boston’s total points and was dominant up and down the field in his first game of the season.
Quotable: “Tyler Chan could be the Rookie of the Year with his superior breakout performance, and Misha Herscu was wide open all game,” said Adrian Banerji.
What’s Next: With a Week 3 bye, Boston has two weeks to prepare for their rematch against the conference-leading D.C. Current. The Rumble visit the Philadelphia Spinners next Saturday, May 2 at 6:30.