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Played
July 6, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
BC Place Stadium — Vancouver, British Columbia
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 22500‎
 
 
 

Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 Seattle Sounders FC: 'Caps earn first-ever Cascadia win

Kenny Miller and Darren Mattocks scored to propel Vancouver toward its first-ever Cascadia win.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Kenny Miller - Vancouver Whitecaps
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Prior to Saturday's late night match, the Vancouver Whitecaps had lost seven and drawn five in MLS matches against Pacific Northwest rivals the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers. Thanks to a 2-0 win over Seattle in B.C. Place on Saturday, the Whitecaps finally triumphed in a Cascadia match.

In the opening five minutes, when Corey Hertzog won the ball back in midfield, Kenny Miller burst forward. Hertzog chipped the defense to match Miller's run. The Scot cut back, leaving Jhon Kennedy Hurtado sprawling the wrong direction, and paced a shot into the bottom corner for the opening goal.

Brad Knighton pulled off a series of saves in the first half, including an impressive double stop on Eddie Johnson and Obafemi Martins. The signing of Danish goalkeeper David Ousted appears to have spurred Knighton on, with the goalie making a career-high seven saves. But he got some help from the upright when Brad Rusin karate kicked a Lamar Neagle cross into the near post in the second half.

In the 76th minute, Darren Mattocks entered the match for Camilo Sanvezzo. In the 79th minute, Mattocks scored. Gershon Koffie, facing his own goal, headed a booted Knighton clearance backward toward the Seattle goal. Mattocks shoulded the ball past Djimi Traore and lifted the ball over Michael Gspurning.

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Vancouver Whitecaps

18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Jordan Harvey
Defender
 - 
-
Brad Rusin
Defender
 - 
12
Young-Pyo Lee
Defender
 - 
16
J. Leverón
Defender
 - 
20
Nigel Reo-Coker
Midfielder
 - 
-
Jun Davidson
Midfielder
 - 
28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
 - 
37
 - 
9
Kenny Miller
Striker
4′ 91′
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Corey Hertzog
Striker
64′
 - 

Seattle Sounders FC

 - 
81
 - 
12
 - 
18
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
34
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
21
Shalrie Joseph
Midfielder
 - 
17
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
61′ 72′
 - 
9

Substitutes

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Joe Cannon
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
29
Matthew Watson
Midfielder
91′
 - 
16
 - 
11
 - 
23
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
 - 
17
 - 
6
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
72′
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
 - 
16

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2