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Whitecaps vs. Sounders: Highlights, stats and quotes

“What I just told the group was we started off season with a bunch of clean sheets and that team is not there anymore.” - Brian Schmetzer

The Seattle Sounders started slowly, played sloppily and were dealt a fair 2-0 loss by the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday. Both goals came off bad turnovers and were preventable and the Sounders generated precious little danger on the other end.


Seattle Sounders FC 0 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Venue: BC Place Stadium

Referee: Joe Dickerson

Assistants: Felisha Mariscal, Gerard-Kader Lebuis

Fourth Official: Jeremy Hanson

VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.

Attendance: 19,108

Weather: 66 degrees and clear


VAN – Pedro Vite 44’

VAN – Own Goal (Stefan Frei) 58’


VAN – Pedro Vite (caution) 10’

VAN – Ali Ahmed (caution) 34’

SEA – Léo Chú (caution) 41’

SEA – Albert Rusnák (caution) 49’

SEA – Josh Atencio (caution) 70’

VAN – Sergio Córdova (caution) 90’+3’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan (Reed Baker-Whiting 65’) , Yeimar, Xavier Arreaga, Nouhou (Cody Baker 46’); Josh Atencio (João Paulo 80’), Albert Rusnák, Jordan Morris (Héber 64’), Nico Lodeiro, Léo Chú (Dylan Teves 46’); Fredy Montero

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Jackson Ragen, Paul Rothrock*

*Tacoma Defiance player on short-term agreement

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 1

Fouls: 11

Offside: 2

Corner-Kicks: 9

Saves: 4

Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Yohei Takaoka; Mathias Laborda, Tristan Blackmon, Luis Martins, Ali Ahmed (Alessandro Schöpf 64’), Javain Brown; Sebastian Berhalter, Andres Cubas (Karifa Yao 90’+1’), Ryan Gauld (Simon Becher 83’), Pedro Vite (Julian Gressel 64’); Brian White (Sergio Córdova 83’)

Substitutes not used: Thomas Hasal, Deiber Caicedo, Ryan Raposo, Russell Teibert

Total shots: 17

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 16

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 1


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