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If the skipper was seriously hurt, then the Portland game was inconsequential, the Whitecaps season would be in serious jeopardy. The Caps played for a few moments with 10 men, and then for a few more with the skipper hobbling. Not long after, Alvis Powell drifted in front of Andy OBrien to glance home the first, and eventual game winner for the Timbers. It was a double sucker punch. Concern for the captain, some discombobulation in his absence, and then the whammy of a goal against. Having been blanked in four of the last five, the realization will have sunk in to the young Whitecaps: that coming back would be a tall order. If that was the games defining moment, the consensus theme from the latest Cascadia clash was how badly they missed Gershon Koffie. In Carl Robinsons three-man central midfield set-up, one of the two holding pivots has to be able to provide something going forward. At one point, assistant coach Martyn Pert seemed to be begging Russell Teibert to try and penetrate, rather than constantly deferring to teammates laterally or behind him. Thats where Koffie was sorely missed. But the most worrisome matter from Saturday was the continuation of a franchise trend to come up short in big home games during the seasons run in. Last year, it was a devastating loss to RSLs second string team before 2-2 draws with Chivas and Portland when they needed maximum points. Even in 2012 when they made the playoffs, the Whitecaps lost 2-0 at home to Dallas, and later, 1-0 again to the Timbers, who have yet to lose in Vancouver. They even spoiled the BC Place grand opening in 2011. From here, the biggest question will be whether the higher ups acquiesce to the mounting demand by fans and media to bring in a goal scorer. At this stage, and with their cap maxed, thats a tall order, and would mean moving a young asset, something theyve been loathe to do. 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