Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | MLS Match Preview
Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
CENTURYLINK FIELD, Seattle
August 1, 2015 (MLS Game #220)
10 pm ET (TSN1, MLS LIVE, RDS2, Q13 FOX)
Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC meet in their Cascadia Cup clash of the season when the clubs face off at CenturyLink Field on Saturday evening. Sounders FC won for the first time ever at BC Place in the first meeting, a 2-0 win in May. Sounders FC come into the game off three consecutive 1-0 defeats, last a loss at the Montréal Impact. Whitecaps FC snapped a three-game winless run last time out, defeating the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 in B.C.
- Sounders FC lost for a third consecutive match – all by 1-0 scorelines – and for a sixth time in their last seven league games, in their defeat by the Colorado Rapids on Saturday evening at CenturyLink Field.
- Whitecaps FC put an end to their three-game winless run, defeating the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 last Sunday at BC Place.
- The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Chad Barrett scored twice in the first half to lead Sounders FC to a 2-0 win May 16 at BC Place.
- The Sounders FC win snapped a a five-game undefeated streak for Whitecaps FC against their Cascadia rivals – including victories in the last two matches. It was the first Sounders FC win in the series since June 8, 2013, a 3-2 victory in Seattle; it was also the first win ever for Sounders FC at BC Place.
REFEREE: Mark Geiger. AR1 (bench): C.J. Morgante; AR2 (opposite): Mike Rottersman; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
MLS Career: 138 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 34; pens: 43
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: VAN: Sam Adekugbe, Pa-Modou Kah
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: SEA: Osvaldo Alonso, Andy Rose, Zach Scott, Tyrone Mears, Gonzalo Pineda … VAN: Matias Laba, Jordan Harvey, Steven Beitashour, Kendall Waston, Gershon Koffie, Nicolas Mezquida
DISABLED LIST: SEA: Andres Correa … VAN: Andre Lewis
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Sounders FC 4 wins, 17 goals … Whitecaps FC 4 wins, 17 goals … Ties 4
AT SEATTLE (5 meetings): Sounders FC 2 wins, 8 goals … Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 9 goals … Ties 1
FUTURE MATCH: 9/19: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 4 p.m. PT
- • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Chad Barrett scored twice in the first half to lead Sounders FC to a 2-0 win May 16 at BC Place.
- • The Sounders FC win snapped a five-game undefeated streak for Whitecaps FC against their Cascadia rivals – including victories in the last two matches. It was the first Sounders FC win in the series since June 8, 2013, a 3-2 victory in Seattle; it was also the first win ever for Sounders FC at BC Place.
- • Coaches record: Carl Robinson vs. SEA: P4 W2 L1 D1 … Sigi Schmid vs. VAN: P12 W4 L4 D4
LAST MEETING (MLS)
5/16: VAN 0, SEA 2 (Barrett 5, 38)
- Sounders FC got off to the perfect start, taking the lead after just five minutes. Collecting a bouncing ball in midfield, Clint Dempsey played in Chad Barrett and he outpaced the Whitecaps FC backline to finish low past goalkeeper David Ousted.
- Sounders FC doubled their lead with seven minutes remaining in the half. Barrett struck again, getting on the end of a perfectly weighted pass from Marco Pappa before volleying past Ousted from a tight angle, the finish capping off a 25-pass sequence.
- VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (4-2-3-1): David Ousted - Steven Beitashour, Kendall Waston, Pa-Modou Kah, Jordan Harvey - Matias Laba, Russell Teibert (Gershon Koffie 64) - Cristian Techera (Darren Mattocks 61), Pedro Morales, Kekuta Manneh (Kianz Froese 76) - Octavio Rivero.
- SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (4-4-2): Stefan Frei - Tyrone Mears, Brad Evans, Chad Marshall, Dylan Remick - Marco Pappa (Leo Gonzalez 90), Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda, Lamar Neagle (Darwin Jones 85) - Chad Barrett (Andy Rose 72), Clint Dempsey.
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