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Infographic: Sounders v. Vancouver Whitecaps

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A look at players to watch, team stats, and previous head-to-head results for Saturday's Sounders v. Vancouver Whitecaps match-up. This is round two of the 2014 Cascadia Cup.

Credit: Steev
Credit: Steev
Steven Bisig, USA TODAY Sports

Let's Get Visual, Visual!

It's time for another match-up infographic. Let's examine some of the players to watch and compare how the Seattle Sounders match up against the Vancouver Whitecaps ahead of Saturday's game.

Interesting Stats

Kenny Miller, Steven Beitashour, and Clint Dempsey get the magic X this game. Miller parted ways with the Whitecaps a few weeks ago, while Beitashour made the provisional roster for Iran's World Cup team.

Vancouver, I've discovered, is a team drawn to patterns. You just have to know where to look. Their last two games against the Sounders took place on 10.10 and 07.07. They have 3 players with 3 goals, and 2 players with 2 goals. Their current record is a palindrome. "Vancouver" and "Whitecaps" have the same number of letters. And, finally, take a look at their last 6 games: L, L, D, D, W, W. You know what that means? They HAVE to lose. It's the law of patterns.

If #AirMarshall wants to get his second goal for the season, this might be his game. The Whitecaps win only 43 percent of all aerial duels. It's no surprise WhoScored.com listed Vancouver's aerial performance as a weakness.

The average age for the Whitecaps: 24.4. The average age for the Sounders: 26.8.

Our Canadian rivals have conceded 5 goals during the final 15 minutes of a game this season. That's 42 percent of all goals. Meanwhile, the Sounders have scored 7 times in the same time frame representing 30 percent of all Seattle goals for the season.

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