Dane filled with confidence after clean sheet against San Jose Earthquakes.
Vancouver Whitecaps’ goalkeeper David Ousted is feeling full of confidence after his impressive performance against the San Jose Earthquakes helped the Whitecaps to a 2-0 victory on Saturday, saying he can stop any attacker in the league.
The Danish shot stopper was making his first home appearance for Vancouver and made a string of impressive saves. With the game scoreless, Ousted made perhaps his most important contribution, scurrying across goal from left to right before getting out an arm to save a shot from Cordell Cato after 38 minutes. The effort took a deflection before looking destined for the bottom left corner of the goal, but Ousted was able to react quickly and get his limb in the way.
Head coach Martin Rennie was happy with Ousted’s performance.
“I thought he did really well,” Rennie said following the match. “He kicked the ball very well. I thought he was calm under pressure and I thought he made two excellent saves that made a big difference to us winning the game.”
“Those kinds of saves win you games and win you points. He gave us a great foundation to build from. … I think he’s started off his Whitecaps career as well as you could possibly hope.”
Ousted revealed that, amongst others, he had been receiving help from Vancouver’s previous starting keeper Joe Cannon.
“I asked the coaches,” Ousted said of how he’s been studying opposing teams and players. “I asked Joe Cannon as well. He played with guys and played in this league a lot of years, so he was a great help. I talked to Martin a little bit and saw some video and saw some of his statistics.”
“I did my research, but like I said before the game, I believe that I can play in this league and play with the best of them and stop any attacker in this league.”
Ousted arrived in MLS after a successful three year spell in the Danish Superliga with Randers FC, with whom he made 103 appearances, keeping 35 clean sheets.