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Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps CONCACAF Champions League recap: A goal and top of group

A mostly reserve lineup for Seattle Sounders FC ground out a result against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The 1-1 draw put the Sounders at the top of Group F with 1 point and an away goal. CD Olimpia has yet to play a match. Lamar Neagle is the Sounder that broke the scoring drought. Aaron Kovar's cross was unconventional (less kind version, it was bad). Andy Rose picked out the overhit and slipped it over to 253's finest.

That 72nd minute goal drew Seattle level after they gave up a dead ball goal to Tim Parker. Chad Barrett failed to mark the running Parker. Azira failed to pick up the running Parker. Parker did not fail to score.

For the most part the Seattle reserves dominated. The non-goal-scoring stats show this. At half the Sounders were purely dominant with Vancouver having zero shots. That did not last into the second half, but on a whole the Sounders earned this result. They were the better side and a point on the road with only two projected starters after the moves in the transfer window is both a moral victory and a strong road point.

The next CONCACAF Champions League match in Group F is August 19th when Seattle hosts CD Olimpia of Honduras. Sounders FC resume MLS play Sunday, against the LA Galaxy.

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