Ryan Gauld named to MLS Team of the Matchday for sixth time this season


VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for a second time this week and a sixth time this season for his performance in the 'Caps 4-2 home victory over LA Galaxy on Matchday 26.

Gauld scored two more goals to bring his recent run to eight goals and five assists in his last nine appearances across all competitions.

Gauld is one of five 'Caps who has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday multiple times this season (Matchday 11, Matchday 14, Matchday 16, Matchday 21, Matchday 25, Matchday 26), along with Julian Gressel (Matchday 7, Matchday 16), Yohei Takaoka (Matchday 8, Matchday 10), Brian White (Matchday 11, Matchday 16), and Simon Becher (Matchday 5, Matchday 6). Four more players have been named once so far in Ali Ahmed (Matchday 6), Tristan Blackmon (Matchday 4), Andrés Cubas (Matchday 21), and Ranko Veselinović (Matchday 17).

F: Jefferson Savarino (RSL), Dairon Asprilla (POR), Ryan Gauld (VAN)
M: Carles Gil (NE), Diego Luna (RSL), Ian Harkes (NE), Luciano Acosta (CIN)
D: Tim Parker (STL), Joel Waterman (MTL), Antônio Carlos (ORL)
GK: Djordje Petrovic (NE)

Coach: Oscar Pareja (ORL)

Bench: Roman Bürki (STL), Santiago Arias (CIN), Miguel Navarro (CHI), Jose Martínez (PHI), Mauricio Pereyra (ORL), Emanuel Reynoso (MIN), Lucas Zelarayán (CLB), Ethan Finlay (ATX), Bernard Kamungo (DAL)

Whitecaps FC now turn their attention to the Leagues Cup, where they will look to win their second trophy of the season. The 'Caps kick off the tournament at home against Mexican powerhouse and Concacaf Champions League winners Club Léon this coming Friday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. PT. For tickets, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets. The match will also be available to watch on TSN, MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, as well as on AM730 radio.