Reno, Vancouver play to 1-1 draw
Forward Brian Brown’s go-ahead goal in the 73rd minute on Saturday afternoon in Vancouver did not hold and Reno 1868 FC settled for a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps 2.
The local side moved to 7-4-5 following its first USL match in nearly two weeks and remained in fourth place in the Western Conference, six points back of third-place Swope Park. Vancouver (4-9-5) managed its third tie in five matches, remaining winless in its last seven.
After Brown scored Reno’s USL-leading 41st goal of the season to put the guests up 1-0, Vancouver drew even just six minutes later. That score held until the final whistle.
Brown’s goal, his first of the season, came off an assist by fellow Jamaican Dane Kelly, who has been one of the USL’s top scorers this season. His 13 goals rank second, just one behind Charleston’s Romario Williams.
Reno returns home to Greater Nevada Field on Saturday when the team hosts last-place Portland Timbers 2 (1-14-2). The first 1,868 fans will receive a free poster at the main gate.
It will be the second meeting between the two sides in a month. Reno scored two second-half goals to win 2-0 in Portland on June 24.