Vancouver Whitecaps forward Vincent Janot, who was injured in the first half of Saturday’s 2-1 loss to New England Revolution, said he is trying to get his thoughts down about the game.
Janot, the reigning league MVP, scored twice in the second half to help Vancouver win its fifth straight game.
The Vancouver native is expected to miss up to six weeks with a back injury.
He was replaced by Janos Bengtson, who started the second leg of a 3-0 comeback win over Montreal.
The Caps took the lead for good with a goal from Sebastian Giovinco in the 31st minute.
“The goal was really nice to see, it was a great strike from a great player,” Janot said.
“It was the first time I scored for Vancouver.
It was a nice goal, and I was really happy to get it.”
Janot scored again in the 82nd minute as Vancouver held on for a 1-0 win over New England.
It marked his third goal of the season.
Janos Bengtson scored twice for Vancouver, which now sits in third place in the Eastern Conference and will face Montreal in the Conference Final.
It is a different story for Vancouver’s goalkeeper, who came on in the 87th minute for his third save of the game after making the first of two saves on New England in the 83rd minute.
New England took the first penalty of the second period, giving the Caps a 1,000-yard advantage.
Janot made a diving save on a penalty kick in the box, but goalkeeper Brad Knighton made two saves before the Caps tied the game with 2:14 left.
“We didn’t take enough chances, so we didn’t score,” Janos said.
“(Knighton) had to make a save to get us back in the game.”
Janos was named MVP of the Eastern conference after netting 10 goals and 11 assists for the Whitecaps.
He was also named MLS Goalkeeper of the Week for Week 4.
He had a goal and two assists for three goals and two points during the regular season.
“He’s a good guy and he was a lot of fun to watch on the field, he’s a very solid player,” Vancouver coach Carl Robinson said.
The Caps are now 0-3-2 this season.