This was no smash-and-grab job -- this was probably the most complete team performance by the Sounders this season. The defense stifled the fast-flying Whitecaps attack while the offense moved the ball around with apparent ease. Many long spells of possession and building off them Seattle scored their two goals. Definitely a fun match to watch.
Brad Evans is not happy with that call:
At least Chad Barrett knows how to cheer B-rad up - score a goal:
Chad is here to entertain you. Are you not entertained?
Brad had one of his games a CB. Perfect timing and he cuts Manneh off beautifully:
He's feeling it:
Brad did really well in this match with stepping up quickly and stopping dangerous players. Here he pickes Manneh's pocket and denies Morales twice:
Frei could've knitted a sweater during this match if not for maybe this sterling save on a Pedro Morales volley:
If they ever outlaw pickle juice, Chad Barrett may have to retire. Until then he'll just score big goals:
The Vancouver game feed did a terrible job tracking the long Seattle build ups as they kept cutting away to show things not interesting to Seattle fans. I did manage to stitch together at least 20 of the passes in the sequence leading to Chad's goal:
A big moment for homegrown player Darwin Jones. Poor kid would've had more playing time but the Sounders were doing such a good job taking the steam out of the game he had to wait several minutes until a deadball finally happened:
Stefan Frei possibly wore a watch during the game and he wanted everyone to know it:
Even with his minimal time, Darwin Jones still managed a nice run down the channel and almost opened his MLS account:
Do we think Osvaldo Alonso had his best game since coming back? He was winning the ball over his territory with pinpoint accuracy:
What makes Ozzie more special than anyone else? Stuff like this: