SEATTLE, WA – Vancouver Whitecaps FC recorded a 4-0 loss against Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC at Lumen Field this Tuesday evening.
Seattle were given a penalty kick early on, with midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro converting from the spot in the fifth minute of the match.
The home side built on their early lead as left back Kelyn Rowe’s forward pass found Jimmy Medranda right outside the box, who’s touch connected to Raúl Ruidíaz, his strike then rolled to the bottom right corner in the 28th minute.
The Blue & White looked to find their rhythm in the midfield as some opportunities came through later in the first half, highlighted by a close range shot from Jake Nerwinski that was deflected just before it could reach the target.
The second half began with another short pass from Rowe, this time rolling to Léo Chú on the left side of the field, his cross found Ruidíaz inside the box, tucking home his second goal in the 51st minute of the match.
Midfielder Andrés Cubas made his ‘Caps debut in the 65th minute as he came on the field for Florian Jungwirth.
As the match progressed, attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld’s long through ball pass found Déiber Caicedo in the final third, as his chance was sent wide in the 67th minute.
Nerwinski was substituted off for Tristan Blackmon due to the Concussion Substitute Initiative in the 75th minute of the match.
The home side continued with their pressure in the midfield and final third, with substitute Will Bruin controlling the ball off his chest and passing it to Daniel Leyva in the process, his long through pass connected to right back Alex Roldan, who extended his side’s lead in the 89th minute.
Up next for the ‘Caps is another road test against Western Conference side FC Dallas this Saturday, June 18. Kickoff is set to be for 6 p.m. PT, catch all the action live on TSN and AM730.
Following this road trip, the Blue & White return home for a four-game home stand starting on Wednesday, June 22 when they host York United FC in the semifinals of the Canadian Championship. Tickets to select three or more home matches are available via a Flex Pass at whitecapsfc.com/flex.
Referee: Lukasz Szpala
5’ – SEA – Nicolás Lodeiro (penalty kick)
28’ – SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (Jimmy Medranda, Kelyn Rowe)
54’ – SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (Léo Chú, Kelyn Rowe)
89’ – SEA – Alex Roldan (Daniel Leyva, Will Bruin)
Possession: SEA 55.6% – VAN 44.4%
Shots: SEA 16 – VAN 10
Shots on Goal: SEA 8 – VAN 0
Saves: SEA 0 – VAN 3
Fouls: SEA 5 – VAN 9
Offsides: SEA 2 – VAN 4
Corners: SEA 4 – VAN 3
65’ – VAN – Andrés Cubas
79’ – VAN – Caio Alexandre
Seattle Sounders FC
24.Stefan Frei; 16.Alex Roldan, 25.Jackson Ragen, 3.Xavier Arreaga, 22.Kelyn Rowe; 73.Obed Vargas, 10.Nicolás Lodeiro © (92.Abdoulaye Cissoko 88’); 94.Jimmy Medranda (99.Dylan Teves 72’), 12.Fredy Montero (75.Daniel Leyva 72’), 23.Léo Chú (45.Ethan Dobbelaere 88’); 9.Raúl Ruidíaz (17.Will Bruin 64’)
Substitutes not used
26.Andrew Thomas, 5.Nouhou
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
55.Cody Cropper; 22.Érik Godoy, 4.Ranko Veselinović, 28.Jake Nerwinski © (6.Tristan Blackmon 75’); 2.Marcus Godinho, 25.Ryan Gauld, 26.Florian Jungwirth (20.Andrés Cubas 61’), 17.Leonard Owusu (8.Caio Alexandre HT), 14.Luís Martins (11.Cristian Dájome 61’); 24.Brian White (87.Tosaint Ricketts 68’), 7.Déiber Caicedo (27.Ryan Raposo 89’)
Substitutes not used
60.Isaac Boehmer, 16.Sebastian Berhalter, 33.Michael Baldisimo