VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for an 11th time this season following his performance in the 'Caps 2-2 home draw against D.C. United on Matchday 35.
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Gauld assisted Brian White's opening goal and scored a second half penalty kick to notch his 12th goal across all competitions as he continues to lead MLS in goal contributions since May 31 with 21 (11 goals, 10 assists). In addition, the Scottish playmaker recorded two dribbles, three chances created, four tackles, nine successful duels, and 31 passes in the final third on Saturday night. All five statistics were team-highs.
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, Matchday 32, Matchday 35), 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: João Klauss (STL), Brandon Vazquez (CIN), Cristian Arango (RSL)
M: Facundo Torres (ORL), Ryan Gauld (VAN), Eduard Löwen (STL), Douglas Costa (LA)
D: Andreas Maxsö (COL), Tomás Avilés (MIA), Dave Romney (NE)
GK: Andre Blake (PHI)
Coach: Pat Noonan (CIN)
Bench: Roman Bürki (STL), Eriq Zavaleta (LA), Reed Baker-Whiting (SEA), Jonathan Osorio (TOR), Mateusz Klich (DC), Santiago Moreno (POR), Santiago Rodríguez (NYC), Cristian Espinoza (SJ), Georgios Koutsias (CHI)
Whitecaps FC continue their push to the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs this week with a pair of key Western Conference matches, starting with a clash against expansion side St. Louis CITY SC on College Night at BC Place this Wednesday, October 4. With a win against St. Louis, as well as a pair of Western Conference results going their way, the 'Caps will clinch their second playoff spot in three seasons. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT. You can catch the match live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, TSN, or listen on AM730 radio.
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