After three appearances as a substitute, Theo Bair, 19, made his first MLS start for the Vancouver Whitecaps against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night. This match ended in a 3-0 loss to BC Place. .
A new top face.
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Bair officially signed a contract with Homegrown Player almost exactly a year ago. The duration of the agreement begins at the beginning of the 2019 season.
The native of Ottawa scored the 90 points of the match, making three shots, including a shot, for the team of Marc Dos Santos.
Dos Santos apologized to the Whitecaps fans after the match for the team's first-half performance, but he awarded Bair a top spot in the evening for the team.
"We are trying to do everything and today, I think Theo Bair is the positive point of the match," the manager told reporters. "It was positive to have it there, to see what he tried to bring to the team, and it 's great. That' s it a positive sign. "
Bair returned the favor in his post-match remarks, recognizing his chance at Dos Santos.
"It feels good when your coach is behind you – it's obviously the best feeling in the world," he said.
Before Saturday's game, he played a total of 44 minutes on the bench, including the most recent late in the game after a 6-1 loss to LAFC last Saturday at the Banc of California Stadium.