There was a moment during Fridays training session in Obetz, Ohio, where Whitecaps players were doing their “2 in the middle” drill, a fun warm-up exercise they would have performed hundreds of times. As me and some other stragglers were chatting informally with Caps Coach Carl Robinson, an explosive roar came from the group, some of whom were now on the ground laughing. I said to the coach, “Thats a good sound." "Brilliant” he replied. Something special is happening within a group that has representation from all over the world and that varies in age from 20 to 34. Theres a togetherness, despite a language barrier that could easily divide the locker room between the Latin-based players, the younger Americans and the senior pros. Midfield maestro and Designated Player Pedro Morales was in the hotel lobby with a few teammates having a coffee when he remarked on how this might be the best team spirit hes experienced in his career. This is a 10-year pro who was playing in La Liga only a few months ago with Malaga. Prior to Wednesdays Amway Canadian Championships, a game which featured a very young, Canadian heavy squad, all the senior players remained in the locker room right up until kick-off to offer support and encouragement for the youngsters who are likely to replace them one day. Nigel Reo Coker, a veteran of the Barclays Premier League, who played in the Toronto game, teased the armband-wearing Russell Teibert as the Niagara Falls, Ontario native gave his first captains speech in the huddle. “Speak up, Russ. I cant hear you.” More laughter. More calming of nerves before a team of kids was about to battle a line-up that featured Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley and Gilberto. The Whitecaps more senior group then followed up the Toronto performance with a solid, cohesive and monstrous away win at Columbus, where 23-year-old Eric Hurtado, in only his fifth MLS start, scored his first MLS goal. It was a moment of individual brilliance, as the sophomore took an ousted clearance off his chest and rolled his defender before turning and unleashing a left-footed blast into the top corner. His celebration was oddly muted, as if hed scored that type of goal a hundred times. But the occasion wasnt lost on his teammates who gathered quickly to mob him. When asked about the goal after, Hurtado immediately acknowledged his colleagues role in the goal and the win. It might be overly simplistic to compare team-building with cooking a dish - you follow a recipe that you think will work and then add certain missing ingredients until it tastes just right. Only, there is no recipe for team-building. While the 2014 edition of the Whitecaps is nowhere near ready to put on top of the table, what is simmering on the stove has a wonderful aroma. Its also creating a healthy appetite for hungry Whitecaps fans. New York Jets Jerseys China . 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Coach Randy Carlyle didnt know the severity of Bozaks injury. Bozak left the bench and went down the tunnel early in the second period, returned to play a handful of shifts and then did play in the third.LONDON - Shorn of the dynamism of injured midfielder Cesc Fabregas and the attacking potency provided by Diego Costa, Chelsea seemed content with drawing Manchester City 1-1 on Saturday.Although the perfect home record in the English Premier League ended, the leaders kept City five points adrift and ensured the champions went a third consecutive league game without a win.After the opener from Chelsea striker Loic Remy was cancelled out before halftime by David Silva, the hosts produced an unadventurous, ultra-defensive second-half performance.Our team tried to win the game from the first minute till the end, City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. Im very proud about that.Its not easy to come here, to Stamford Bridge against the leaders of the Premier League. We created, especially in the first half, clear chances to deserve more than the point. Thats why Im not happy about the point, but Im happy about the performance of the team.What did Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho make of it? Only his players know.Even though the league boasted that a record 26 broadcast crews from across the globe were at one of its games, they all left without hearing from Mourinho as the managers strop against the football authorities continued.Mourinho was irate on Tuesday that Costa was singled out for stamps on Liverpool opponents during a League Cup semifinal win. The Football Association imposed a three-match ban on Mourinhos top-scorer on Friday, two days after the manager was fined for previously claiming referees are influenced by a campaign against the club.If Mourinho wanted to sustain the siege mentality he has built around Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, it seemed to work. Even some fans were chanting abuse about a television pundit during the game, but the team wasnt as animated on the pitch.It was a game littered with miistakes, and not the greatest exhibition of quality from the worlds top football league.ddddddddddddWhen Branislav Ivanovic gave the ball away early on, City midfielder James Milner seized possession and fed Sergio Aguero, whose shot was batted away. And Chelsea captain John Terry was caught out when a deep ball flew over his head to Aguero, who eventually skimmed a shot past the post from a tight angle.But the hosts went in front in the 41st minute when Ivanovic picked out Eden Hazard, who volleyed low across the face of goal. The ball went past City defender Vincent Kompany and was perfectly placed for Remy to stab in, in just his second start of the season.City produced an instant response after Nemanja Matic gave the ball away inside his own half. It led to Jesus Navas whipping in a cross from the left flank, which goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois flapped at as he tried to punch it clear. The ball fell to Aguero, whose shot was turned in by Silva before the halftime whistle.After the break, Chelsea closed up, rarely encroaching in City territory but restricting the visitors from testing Courtois often.Not even Frank Lampards arrival from the bench could produce a goal — just as he did in the reverse fixture to inflict further pain on the club the midfielder left in May after 13 years.Initially booed by some Chelsea fans when he came off the bench wearing the light blue of City, the 36-year-old Lampard was eventually cheered. It was a rare moment of bonhomie during a game where the vitriol exceeded the quality on show.But with 45 points still to play for, the title race remains alive after this stalemate.We expected three points, but the draw is a good result for both teams, Matic said. 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