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Sounders vs. Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quotes

The Seattle Sounders clinched a spot in the MLS Playoffs for the 13th straight season after beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1 on Saturday. The Sounders are now on 57 points through 28 games, the most they’ve ever had at this point in a season. They got goals from Shane O’Neill, Nicolas Benezet, Will Bruin and Léo Chú.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 4 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Venue: Lumen Field

Referee: Ted Unkel

Assistants: Peter Balciunas, Nick Uranga

Fourth Official: Victor Rivas

VAR: Jeremy Hanson

Attendance: 31,842

Weather: 56 degrees and rain

SCORING SUMMARY

SEA – Shane O’Neill (Kelyn Rowe, João Paulo) 5’

SEA – Nicolas Benezet (Will Bruin, Kelyn Rowe) 14’

VAN – Brian White (Ryan Gauld) 45’+1’

SEA – Will Bruin (Fredy Montero, Kelyn Rowe) 55’

SEA – Léo Chú (Fredy Montero) 90’

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

VAN – Bruno Gaspar (caution) 35’

SEA – Yeimar (caution) 42’

SEA – Nicolas Benezet (caution) 43’

VAN – Ryan Gauld (caution) 72’

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Shane O’Neill, Abdoulaye Cissoko (Léo Chú 85’), Yiemar, Kelyn Rowe, Jimmy Medranda; Josh Atencio, João Paulo, Nicolas Benezet (Danny Leyva 71’), Fredy Montero; Will Bruin

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Spencer Richey, Reed Baker-Whiting, Ethan Dobbelaere, Juan Alvarez

Total shots: 21

Shots on goal: 10

Fouls: 9

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 11

Saves: 2

Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Thomas Hasal; Bruno Gaspar, Florian Jungwirth, Jake Nerwinski; Deiber Caicedo, Leonard Owusu (Marcus Godinho 71’), Ryan Gauld, Russell Teibert (Michael Baldisimo 71’), Patrick Metcalfe (Janio Bikel 71’); Cristian Dajome (Tosaint Ricketts 78’), Brian White

Substitutes not used: Cristian Gutierrez, Evan Newton, Ryan Raposo, Kamron Habibullah

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 8

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 5

Quotes