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No. 1 draft pick Salgado stars for Vancouver Whitecaps

The first selection in the 2011 Super Draft, Omar Salgado, put his dismal start to his Vancouver Whitecaps career behind him by starring in a pre-season friendly on Sunday.

The 17-year old admitted he was disappointed by his performance in a match in Phoenix but bounced back to score once and set up another as his side defeated Seattle Sounders 3-2 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington.

Caps coach Teitur Thordarson said it was good for Salgado to put in a positive performance after being so frustrated after the Timbers match.

"He was frustrated and very unhappy with himself," Thordarson said.

"I said to him, 'Just forget it. Our game is a game of mistakes. You have to refocus and get back on track. Don't think about it.' And that's what he's been doing. He was great."

Andrew Slevison
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