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Ex-Villa, West Ham midfielder Reo-Coker - Vancouver Whitecaps are soft

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has labelled the side 'soft' following the weekend's loss to Real Salt Lake.

The Whitecaps lost 2-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday with their subpar performance prompting ire from former West Ham United, Aston Villa and Bolton man Reo-Coker.

"In all honesty, I just think right now at this moment, we're a soft team," Reo-Coker told Vancouver radio station TEAM 1410 following the match.

"We need to be tougher. Being tougher doesn't mean running around physically smashing everyone, or putting in hard tackles.

"It means being tough and hard to beat. Defending properly, running back, doubling back, helping your teammates and making unselfish runs.

"The reality is, we're a soft team. We're very soft right now."

Vancouver currently sit second bottom on the Western Conference table with nine points from nine outings and a record of two wins, three draws and four losses.

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