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Sounders vs. Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quotes

Sounders drop more points at home.

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Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart

The Sounders were forced to settle for just one point despite leading for most of the match after the Whitecaps converted a 95th minute penalty. About 10 minutes before the Whitecaps penalty, the Sounders had been denied one of their own on a similar play.




Seattle Sounders FC 1 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1

Wednesday, May 18, 2024 

Venue: Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field

Referee: Victor Rivas

Assistants: Justin Howard, Ben Pilgrim

Fourth Official: Elijio Arreguin

VAR: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

Attendance: 30,102

Weather: 51 degrees and cloudy 


SEA – Jordan Morris 9’

VAN – Ryan Gauld (penalty) 90’+5’


SEA – Obed Vargas (caution) 36’

SEA – João Paulo (caution) 43’

VAN – Mathias Laborda (caution) 77’

SEA – Nouhou (caution) 89’

SEA – Nouhou (ejection) 90’+4’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan, Yeimar, Jackson Ragen, Nouhou; Cristian Roldan, João Paulo (Pedro de la Vega 76’), Obed Vargas, Albert Rusnák (Reed Baker-Whiting 88’), Jordan Morris; Raúl Ruidíaz (Danny Musovski 88’)

Substitutes not used: Andrew Thomas, Cody Baker, Jonathan Bell, Danny Leyva, Paul Rothrock, Dylan Teves

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 14

Offside: 0

Corner-Kicks: 5

Saves: 4 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Yohei Takaoka; Mathias Laborda, Tristan Blackmon, Javain Brown; Ryan Raposo (Ali Ahmed 65’), Alessandro Schopf (Levonte Johnson 76’), Andres Cubas (Sebastian Berhalter 54’), Pedro Vite; Fafa Picault, Brian White, Ryan Gauld

Substitutes not used: Isaac Boehmer, Ranko Veselinovic, Belal Halbouni, Ralph Priso, Luis Martins, Giuseppe Bovalina 

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 12

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 1


On if he saw the handball that wasn’t called:

“No, I didn’t, I’m 100 yards away from that one. The other one too, I can’t really see it. It looks like, for me, the fact that [Nouhou] blocks the shot, I’m happy with the effort and diffusing a very dangerous situation then [the referee’s] obviously look at it. I haven’t seen it, so I don’t know.”

On how he looks at the game: 

“I think we missed a good opportunity to win this game. But I think even [LA Galaxy] missing some key players, they are still a good roster, good team. But I think we need to look at us and try to improve. The reality is we need to be better.”

On his overall thoughts of the game: 

“I felt like it was a decent performance. I think that we needed to do a better job of closing out the game with the ball, be a little more dangerous when we are up 1-0 instead of conceding possession and conceding crosses. That’s what at the end of the day resulted in the [penalty], a silly foul. We are trying to make up for it. It’s unfortunate but it’s the reality. It’s a 1-1 game, we split the points, and we don’t move in the standings and so it definitely feels like a loss.”

On if there was any added pressure for his return due to the team’s form:

 “We had a good game today. We did a good job in general during the game. Of course, it’s unlucky that we weren’t able to get the result at the end and we didn’t get the win. It was just a last-minute play that happened. I don’t feel that it was extra pressure, it was more just that particular play that happened at the end, it’s not that we felt any additional pressure.”