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June 8, 2013 10:30 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 53679‎

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

The two Cascadia rivals scramble for points to crack into the playoff spots in the Western Conference.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Russell Teibert - Vancouver Whitecaps
Canada Soccer / Frid
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Scott, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales, Carrasco, Rose, Martinez; Martins, Neagle.


OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: Osvaldo Alonso (L adductor strain), Ashani Fairclough (L adductor strain), Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Knighton; Lee, O'Brien, Leveron, Harvey; Davidson, Kobayashi; Teibert, Camilo, Watson; Miller.


OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Brad Rusin (L calf strain), Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)
  • Vancouver has never beaten Seattle in MLS. The Sounders have won two and drawn three in five meetings.
  • The Whitecaps won on the road for the first time this year, coming from behind in a 2-1 result over the New York Red Bulls.
  • Seattle is sixth in the West. Vancouver is two points back in seventh.
  • Obafemi Martins has scored four goals in the last seven games, leading to five Seattle wins.
  • Shalrie Joseph is suspended for this match. Martins, however, is available after his red card was rescinded.
  • The Whitecaps parted ways with Alain Rochat, sending the versatile midfielder/defender to D.C. United in exchange for two draft picks Thursday. He had started 11 of 12 games this season.

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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-09-29 Vancouver Whitecaps 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-08-18 Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Vancouver Whitecaps 0
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
7Mauro RosalesStriker
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
9Obafemi MartinsStriker
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
16David EstradaStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
-Philip LundStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
16J. LeverónDefender
40Andy O'BrienDefender
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
9Kenny MillerStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
-Greg KlazuraDefender
16Daigo KobayashiMidfielder
19Erik HurtadoStriker
23Kekuta MannehStriker
-Corey HertzogStriker
-Tom HeinemannStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2