Sounders continue unbeaten streak in 2-0 win over Caps

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The Seattle Sounders defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, putting their unbeaten streak at 4. It was the debut of the new Sounders Designated Player in Raul Ruidiaz, but the player of the game goes to Nicolas Lodeiro.  Nico would score two goals (brace) to lift the Sounders up to a 5-9-5 record.

In the 20th minute, a Whitecaps handball in the box allowed for a Lodeiro free kick and the Sounders would never look back from there. The good fortune continued as in the 32nd  as Nico would launch a shot that was poorly played by the Caps goalie Stefan Marinovic.

The Sounders suffered a disappointing injury as Victor Rodriguez would go down with a hamstring injury. Ozzie Alonso would come in and shortly thereafter, Raul Ruidiaz would make his debut.

Tempers would flare from the losing Whitecaps as a reckless tackle from Chris Penso would earn him a red card. With just 10 players, Vancouver had to play the last 12 minutes at an untenable disadvantage.

The Sounders are now at 20 points and still face a long uphill battle over these next 15 games.  Luckily, the Sounders face many of the teams ahead of them and have a history of being a second half of the season team.

Team PTS GP W D L GS GD
1 FC Dallas 39 20 11 6 3 32 9
2 Los Angeles FC 35 20 10 5 5 42 9
3 Sporting Kansas City 33 20 9 6 5 37 10
4 LA Galaxy 31 20 9 4 7 37 6
5 Portland Timbers 31 18 8 7 3 28 4
6 Real Salt Lake 30 21 9 3 9 31 -8
7 Minnesota United FC 28 21 9 1 11 33 -7
8 Houston Dynamo 27 19 7 6 6 37 10
9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 26 21 7 5 9 30 -12
10 Seattle Sounders FC 20 19 5 5 9 18 -5
11 Colorado Rapids 17 20 4 5 11 24 -10
12 San Jose Earthquakes 12 19 2 6 11 29 -10

 

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.