VANCOUVER. Vancouver Whitecaps prevailed over Seattle Sounders to win 2-1. A goal from W. Bruin was decisive in the 89min. It was Vancouver Whitecaps to strike first with a goal of P. Vite at the 29′. Then J. Gressel scored again for Vancouver Whitecaps in the 37′ minute with a goal. Eventually, W. Bruin reduced the distance for Seattle Sounders with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Seattle Sounders was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (66%).
The match was played at the BC Place Stadium stadium in Vancouver on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Ramy Touchan who had the assistance of Stefan Tanaka-Freundt and Felisha Mariscal. The 4th official was Alain Ruch. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.2 degrees Celsius or 57.56 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.
Seattle Sounders was in firm control of the ball 66% while Vancouver Whitecaps was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Seattle Sounders was more aggressive with 65 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 3 were on target. Still, Vancouver Whitecaps found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Vancouver Whitecaps shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Seattle Sounders shot 16 times, 3 on target, 13 off target.
Vancouver Whitecaps received 1 yellow card (J. Gressel). On the opposite side, Seattle Sounders received 2 yellow cards (A. Roldan and N. Lodeiro).
After this encounter, Vancouver Whitecaps will have 37 points to move up in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Seattle Sounders will stay with 39 points like Colorado Rapids to stay in the 9th place.
L. Alves Chu Franco
Seattle Sounders will host Cincinnati on the 28th of September with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Seattle Sounders (0 draws).
Vancouver Whitecaps: Formation and Lineups
Vancouver Whitecaps started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Vanni Sartini chose to play with the following team: Thomas Hasal , Jakob Nerwiński , Ranko Veselinović , Tristan Blackmon , Julian Gressel , Andrés Cubas , Russell Teibert , Luís Martins , Ryan Gauld , Brian White and Pedro Vite .
Vancouver Whitecaps could not rely on the presence of L. Owusu (injured).
Vancouver Whitecaps made 5 changes: A. Cubas for L. Owusu (33′), R. Gauld for A. Schopf (75′), L. Martins for M. Godinho (75′), P. Vite for C. Dajome (84′) and B. White for T. Ricketts (84′).
Top player: Ryan Gauld
Probably the most impressive player in Vancouver Whitecaps was Ryan Gauld even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 22 passes (72% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11. He performed 2 crosses.
Seattle Sounders: Formation and Lineups
Seattle Sounders started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Brian Schmetzer played with: Stefan Frei , Alex Roldán , Yeimar Gómez Andrade , Xavier Arreaga , Nouhou Tolo , Danny Leyva , Josh Atencio , Jordan Morris , Nicolás Lodeiro , Albert Rusnák and Raúl Ruidíaz .
Seattle Sounders made 5 changes: D. Leyva for F. Montero (46′), J. Atencio for W. Bruin (71′), A. Roldan for K. Rowe (71′), N. Tolo for J. Medranda (71′) and J. Morris for L. Alves Chu Franco (81′).
Top player: Yeimar Gómez Andrade
Probably the most impressive player in Seattle Sounders was Yeimar Gómez Andrade.
His rating iswith 70 passes (82% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 9 duels out of 13.
Results of the day
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