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Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | MLS Match Preview

SEATTLE SOUNDERS vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
CENTURYLINK FIELD, Seattle, Washington
March 19, 2016 (WEEK 3, MLS GAME #25)
10 pm ET (TSN1, MLS LIVE, Q13 FOX)

The first Cascadia Cup meeting of the new season highlights Week 3 of the Major League Soccer calendar, as Seattle Sounders FC play host to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at CenturyLink Field. Both teams have started the new season with back-to-back losses, Sounders FC returning home following a 2-1 defeat at Real Salt Lake, while Whitecaps FC are coming off a 2-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City.

REFEREE: Mark Geiger. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Matthew Nelson; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
MLS Career: 147 games; FC/gm: 26.5; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 34; pens: 45

SUSPENDED: VAN: Jordan Smith (through March 20); Kianz Froese (through March 20)
DISABLED LIST: SEA: Roman Torres
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (MLS) (14 meetings): Sounders FC 5 wins, 20 goals … Whitecaps FC 5 wins, 20 goals … Ties 4
AT SEATTLE (6 meetings): Sounders FC 2 wins, 8 goals … Whitecaps FC 3 wins, 12 goals … Ties 1
RETURN MATCHES: 9/17: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 1 p.m. PT; 10/2: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 5 p.m. PT (FS1)

LAST YEAR (MLS):
5/16: VAN 0, SEA 2 (Barrett 5, 38)
8/1: SEA 0, VAN 3 (Kah 6, 49; Morales 75)
9/19: VAN 0, SEA 3 (Ivanschitz 45; Pineda 71; Martins 87)

  • The teams met three times in league play a year ago – and the visiting team won all three, all by shutout. Sounders FC won twice at BC Place, a 2-0 win May 16, and a 3-0 win Sept. 19. Whitecaps FC took a 3-0 win Aug. 1 at CenturyLink Field.
  • The Sounders FC win in the first meeting last year snapped a five-game undefeated streak for Whitecaps FC in the series. It was also the first win ever for Sounders FC at BC Place in six trips. Whitecaps FC have won three consecutive league games against their Cascadia rivals at CenturyLink Field.
  • The teams also met in the CONCACAF Champions League a year ago, Sounders FC taking a 3-0 at home, while the teams reached a 1-1 draw in Vancouver, as Sounders FC finished atop Group F.
  • Coaches record: Sigi Schmid vs. VAN: P14 W5 L5 D4 … Carl Robinson vs. SEA: P6 W3 L2 D1

MATCH NOTES:

  • Sounders FC have opened a season with back-to-back losses for the first time since 2011, following their 2-1 defeat at Real Salt Lake on Saturday afternoon. Osvaldo Alonso scored the first goal of the season for Sounders FC in the loss.
  • Whitecaps FC opened their campaign with a second consecutive defeat, falling 2-1 at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday evening. Pedro Morales scored his first goal of the season in the match.
  • The teams met three times in league play a year ago – and the visiting team won all three, all by shutout. Sounders FC won twice at BC Place, a 2-0 win May 16, and a 3-0 win Sept. 19. Whitecaps FC took a 3-0 win Aug. 1 at CenturyLink Field.
  • The Sounders FC win in the first meeting last year snapped a five-game undefeated streak for Whitecaps FC in the series. It was also the first win ever for Sounders FC at BC Place in six trips. Whitecaps FC have won three consecutive league games against their Cascadia rivals at CenturyLink Field.
  • The teams also met in the CONCACAF Champions League a year ago, Sounders FC taking a 3-0 at home, while the teams reached a 1-1 draw in Vancouver, as Sounders FC finished atop Group F.

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Current Form

Seattle
W
W
W
L
L
L
Vancouver
L
W
D
L
L
L

Season Goal Leaders

Seattle Sounders FCVancouver Whitecaps FC
Osvaldo Alonso1Pedro Morales1
Jordan Harvey1
Kendall Waston1

Season Stats

Seattle Sounders FCVancouver Whitecaps FC
2Games Played2
0Wins0
2Losses2
0Draws0
1Goals3
3Goals Conceded5
11Shots25
5Shots on Target14
21Fouls committed32
31Fouls suffered23
7Offside3
15Corners10

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
SEA1100010.5
VAN0110031.5
01234+Avg
SEA100000
VAN001002
01234+Avg
SEA010001
VAN010001

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
SEA0110031.5
VAN0011052.5
01234+Avg
SEA010001
VAN000103
01234+Avg
SEA001002
VAN001002
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