It's been 21 years since the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Wolves collared their second of back-toback Vancouver Metro Soccer League premier titles. Since then, besides a B.C. cup title in 1999, the drought has been painfully dry.
Head coach Les Krivak believes the future - and present - are looking better already.
Last week's 2-0 season-opening loss to Westside demonstrated proof that the club is on good footing, but also that they face a tough road.
"It's going to be a challenge, no doubt," Krivak said of contending in the mighty metro circuit. "Right now the strength of this club is we're a very young team. And a young team that can build into a strong team."
The club's first game was evidence of that. Coquitlam outplayed Westside but couldn't beat a red-hot goalkeeper.
Westside converted a direct kick, and withstood plenty of pressure from the Wolves. Adam Jones had the best scoring opportunity for the Wolves, blasting a shot off the crossbar late in the first half.
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