After finishing 1-1-1 against their Cascadia foes in the regular season, the Sounders face the Whitecaps in a two-legged series starting Sunday in Vancouver.
Author: Andrew Harvey
Despite going down a man in the 24th minute, the Seattle Sounders powered past the Colorado Rapids Sunday to claim the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
Two goals in three minutes by Will Bruin propelled the Sounders into the playoffs Sunday. Seattle can guarantee a first-round bye with a win in the regular-season finale.
Nine points separate the top eight spots in the MLS West. The Sounders seek to keep the math simple by locking up a playoff spot Sunday at home against Dallas.
With several key absences from the starting lineup, the makeshift Sounders couldn’t keep up with a weak Union team in Philadelphia Saturday morning.
In beating Vancouver 3-0, Nicolas Lodeiro had a goal and two assists, Victor Rodriguez scored his first as a Sounder, and Stefan Frei recreated the magic of his MLS Cup heroics.
The Sounders had their unbeaten run stopped cold after 13 matches Saturday night in a 2-0 loss on the road against Real Salt Lake.
The Sounders’ unbeaten run reached 13 matches, but they slipped to fourth in the Western Conference standings with their fourth consecutive draw, this time at FC Dallas.
The Sounders drew 1-1 Sunday with the Galaxy, whose coach, Sigi Schmid, knew all the buttons to push to turn the rivalry into the torrid affair of seasons past.
For the second time against a Cascadia rival in a week, the Seattle Sounders generated plenty of chances but settled for a 1-1 draw against Portland in front of a crowd of 51,796.