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Sounders vs Whitecaps, full time: Seattle makes the wild look routine

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Crazy second half sees the Sounders win 3-1

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Fulltime: The first half of this one was pretty routine. Sounders dominated possession, created chances, but couldn’t score. No big deal, right? Brian Schmetzer can correct the wrongs and come out in the second half to win.

Well, that happened....basically. We saw a bunch of wild stuff from the referee but the Sounders put 3 goes away and cruised to victory.

68’: Straight red for Vancouver moments later.

61’: Okay, so. This is wild. This was originally called a penalty and a red card. Ref reviews it with VAR and decides its not a red but still a penalty!

Here’s the explanation from VAR.

59’: Ruidiaz scored a goal.

53’: Own goal for the Whitecaps but it came from a really good attacking move.

47’: Joao Paulo is perfect. Talk about about placement.

Half: The Sounders have done a great job so far. They’re created loads of chances and are on top of Vancouver, but they’ve been unable to score. Right at the half time whistle, both Lodeiro and Ruidiaz had some great chances.

Lineups: Why fix what’s not broken? The Sounders roll out the same lineup that trounced the Galaxy last week. Vancouver’s starting XI includes former Sounder Andy Rose.


The Seattle Sounders will take on Cascadia rivals Vancouver Whitecaps for the second time this season. The first match took place in the Orlando bubble during MLS is Back and saw the Sounders win 3-0, putting in their best performance of the season up until that point.

The Whitecaps aren’t very good. They’re a team that’s in need of a serious rebuild, but the Sounders need to be careful. Take care of business and get three points.

Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension

Seattle:

OUT: Danny Leyva (M) - left foot fracture; Joevin Jones (M) - right high ankle sprain; Trey Muse (GK) - concussion

Vancouver:

OUT: Maxime Crépeau (GK) - fractured left thumb; Cristián Gutiérrez (D) - undisclosed injury; Russell Teibert (M) - undisclosed injury; Thomas Hasal (GK) - undisclosed injury

Suspended after next caution: Lucas Cavallini (F)

Referees:

Referee: Timothy Ford; Assistant Referees: Cameron Blanchard, Brian Dunn; 4th Official: Farhad Dadkho; VAR: Armando Villarreal

How to Watch

Match date/time: Saturday, 7 PM PT

Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Online Streaming: Amazon Prime (affiliate link, in-market), ESPN+ (affiliate link, out of market), Fubo TV (affiliate link)

Local English TV: JOEtv (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)

Local Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Johnson, Webber)

Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)

Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision, Seattle

Lineups

Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.

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