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  • August 18, 2012
  • • 4:05 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Vancouver Whitecaps

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Vancouver Whitecaps

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The latest round of the always hotly-contested Cascadia Cup sees Vancouver travel South, playing for pride and playoff position against Seattle.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Scott, Hurtado, Parke, Gonzalez; Rosales, Rose, Alonso, Caskey; Johnson, Montero.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, O'Brien, Harvey, Rochat; Koffie, Davidson; Richards, Robson, Sanvezzo; Robson.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)

DOUBTFUL: DF Jay DeMerit (concussion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Vancouver will have to be without defender Martin Bonjour for this match, who is suspended after yellow card accumulation.
  • The Sounders have the best winning percentage in MLS when scoring the first goal, having gone 10-0-1 for a .955 mark.
  • These two teams are meeting for the second time this season. Seattle’s Fredy Montero scored the tying goal in the 90th minute to dash Vancouver's hopes and earn a 2-2 draw on May 19 at BC Place.
  • Sounders midfielder Mauro Rosales has assisted on each of teammate Eddie Johnson’s last four goals.
  • Darren Mattocks recorded his first MLS assist in Vancouver’s 2-1 win against Real Salt Lake, to go with his six goals, which lead all rookies.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Seattle Sounders

Whitecaps

Wins
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1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
Draw
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
65%
26%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
3 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
3 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI

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