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


VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for a ninth time this season following his performance in the 'Caps 1-1 road draw against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on Matchday 30.

Gauld scored the tying goal in the 60th minute after drawing a penalty kick and finishing it himself. The Scotsman continues to lead MLS in goal contributions since May 31 with 17 (10 goals, seven assists). Across all competitions, he now has 20 (11 goals and nine assists) in his past 15 appearances.

Eight different 'Caps have been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday this season, including Gauld (Matchday 11, Matchday 14, Matchday 16, Matchday 21, Matchday 25, Matchday 26, Matchday 28, Matchday 29, Matchday 30), Brian White (Matchday 11, Matchday 16, Matchday 28), Yohei Takaoka (Matchday 8, Matchday 10), Simon Becher (Matchday 5, Matchday 6), Ali Ahmed (Matchday 6), Tristan Blackmon (Matchday 4), Andrés Cubas (Matchday 21), and Ranko Veselinović (Matchday 17).

F: Cucho Hernández (CLB), Christian Benteke (DC), Alan Pulido (SKC)
M: Tomás Chancalay (NE), Evander (POR), Facundo Torres (ORL), Lionel Messi (MIA)
D: Kai Wagner (PHI), Brayan Vera (RSL), Jordi Alba (MIA)
GK: Drake Callender (MIA)

Coach: Oscar Pareja (ORL)

Bench: Pedro Gallese (ORL), Michael Boxall (MIN), Alex Ring (ATX), Mateusz Klich (DC), Scott Arfield (CLT), Thiago Almada (ATL), Ryan Gauld (VAN), Jesús Ferreira (DAL), Cristian Arango (RSL)

Whitecaps FC are back in action on Saturday, September 16 as they continue their seven-game road stretch against Canadian rivals Toronto FC at BMO Field. The match will kick off at 4:30 p.m. PT live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and AM730 radio.

The 'Caps next home match at BC Place is on Saturday, September 30 against DC United. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. PT. Tickets are available at whitecapsfc.com/tickets.