BC Soccer Web Matchday: Seattle Sounders vs. Whitecaps FC







BC Soccer Web has gathered all of the match analysis, highlights and news in one spot for the first Cascadia Cup clash of the season.


Morales scores two penalty kick goals in ‘Caps 2-1 win over SoundersWhitecaps FC
It would not be a derby match without a little drama, would it? Pedro Morales scored two penalty kick goals to lead Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1W-2L-0D) to a roller-coaster 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC (0W-3L-0D) on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field, giving the ‘Caps their first win of the MLS season and an early lead for this year’s Cascadia Cup.

The Vancouver Whitecaps were hoping that the bitter rivalry of a Cascadia derby would bring their best after stumbling to losses in their first two matches of the season. They got their wish with a hard-fought 2-1 victory that gave the ‘Caps their first win of the season and left Seattle as MLS’s only pointless side.

Seattle Sounders 1, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: PKs lead Sounders to frustrating loss Sounders FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC rode two penalty kicks to a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on Saturday night, cancelling out a scorching first goal of the year for Andreas Ivanschitz and pushing the Sounders to their first 0-3 start in the club’s MLS history.

Whitecaps 2 Sounders 1: A game full of energy, chances, mistakes and controversyThe Province
Sigi Schmid, the Sounders coach, drew laughs this week when he said he hoped not to play the Whitecaps 100 times.

Well at least Carl Robinson’s job is safe for one more week at least. I’m joking of course but the 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday evening does make what seems to be ongoing experimentation with tactics and personnel a more comfortable exercise than it would have been had the Whitecaps lost their third straight game of the season.

Pedro Morales off to good start for Whitecaps Sportsnet

When you’re in a derby match against a rival and you’re 0-2 to start the season, you’ll take all the help you can get. The Vancouver Whitecaps received a bit of assistance on Saturday night, as referee Mark Geiger awarded the side two controversial penalties, both converted by captain Pedro Morales, en route to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders—the club’s first win of the season.

Missed scoring chances haunt Seattle Sounders in latest loss Sounders FC

“Not pleased with the result,” head coach Sigi Schmid said after the team’s 2-1 loss at CenturyLink Field. “I thought we controlled the majority of game. I thought we were the team that was on the attack the most.”

Whitecaps getting on track with huge win over Sounders Red Nation Online

The start of the MLS campaign has not been kind to Vancouver, or Seattle, as both teams came into this match winless. The good luck charm of CenturyLink Field proved to be just what the Whitecaps needed as a pair of converted penalties from Pedro Morales helped Vancouver to a 2-1 win over Seattle in front of 40,012 fans.


Preview: ‘Caps and Sounders search for first win in Cascadia clash at CenturyLink Whitecaps FC
It’s the first Cascadia derby of 2016. And it’s between two teams who are off to disappointing 0W-2L-0D starts. Need we say more? Both Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Seattle Sounders FC will be searching for their first wins of the season on Saturday when the longtime rivals meet at CenturyLink Field.

Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps Face Seattle Sounders at C-Link Eighty-Six Forever
We preview this weekend’s matchup between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders. Both teams will be looking to take an early lead in the Cascadia Cup standings, but potentially more importantly neither team will want to begin the season 0-3.

Is there such a thing as a “must win” game only three weeks into a brand new season? If you’re 0W-2L and you’re playing the Seattle Sounders, then the answer is yes.

Cascadia Cup Cheat Sheet: Will the ‘Caps reclaim the Cup in 2016? Whitecaps FC
Looking for a Cascadia Cup refresher ahead of Saturday’s Cascadia clash between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Seattle Sounders FC (7 p.m. PT on TSN1 and TSN 1410 radio). Then you’re in the right place.

Will Seattle’s friendly confines be the cure to the Whitecaps’s right-sided woes?The Province
The Whitecaps believe they’ve beaten themselves through two MLS games. That’s frustrating to them. Disappointing. Also, heartening.

Personnel news mixed for winless Sounders, Whitecaps The Olympian
The Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps have fewer wins and more missing players than they would have hoped at this point in the season.

Clint Dempsey says Seattle Sounders offense still a work in progress – Sounders FC
Clint Dempsey’s still looking to find his offensive rhythm in a new-look offensive approach in 2016, and he’s well aware there’s work to be done as the Seattle Sounders seek their first win of the new year.

Sigi Schmid says Sounders “inches away” from wins, stresses need for confidenceSounder at Heart
Seattle Sounders FC hasn’t had an ideal start to the season. Two tight losses have put the team at 0-2 for just the second time since joining MLS. But head coach Sigi Schmid isn’t worried, as he’s seen far more positives than negatives in those losses. “I know we’ve played reasonably well. It’s a matter of us making sure nothing goes in at the back and getting our own goals at the other end.”

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