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Sounders FC Draws 1-1 with Vancouver Whitecaps FC

May 19, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Seattle Sounders FC News Release

Seattle Sounders FC battle the Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Seattle Sounders FC battle the Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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SEATTLE, WASH. - Sounders FC (3-6-5, 14 points) drew 1-1 with Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5-4-4, 19 points) on Saturday night at Lumen Field. Jordan Morris scored an early goal for the home side, but a late penalty converted by Vancouver split the points between the two sides in the latest edition of the Cascadia rivalry. Following the fixture, Brian Schmetzer's side continues its 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign, hosting USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC in the Round of 16 on Wednesday, May 22 at Starfire Stadium (7:30 p.m. PT /, 950 KJR AM). Following that match, the team returns to MLS action on Saturday, May 25 at St. Louis CITY SC (5:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV, 93.3 KJR FM, El Rey 1360 AM).


The result keeps Sounders FC in 10th place Western Conference with 14 points (3-6-5). Vancouver sits in seventh place in the Western Conference with 19 points (5-4-4).

Saturday marked the 153rd all-time meeting between the Sounders and Whitecaps FC dating back to 1974 in the North American Soccer League. Seattle leads the all-time series 73-53-27.

Since the Vancouver entered MLS in 2011, Seattle leads the regular-season series 17-10-10.

Seattle stays in second place in the Cascadia Cup standings with four points (1-1-1). Vancouver leads the regional trophy competition with seven points (2-0-1). Portland is in third place with zero points (0-2-0).

Jordan Morris scored his second goal of the season on Saturday, good for his 68th in all competitions since joining the club in 2016, third in club history.

Sounders FC midfielder Pedro de la Vega subbed into the match in the 76th minute, making his first appearance since March 2. De la Vega, who Seattle signed this offseason as a Young Designated Player, made his return from a multiple week layoff due to a hamstring injury.

Seattle defender Nouhou will miss Sounders FC's match at St. Louis CITY SC next Saturday after he was issued a red card in the 90+4'.


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


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Seattle Sounders FC battle the Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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