VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for an eighth time this season following his performance in the 'Caps 1-0 road victory over Chicago Fire FC on Matchday 29.
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Gauld assisted Brian White's game-winning goal to become the 'Caps all-time leader in MLS assists with 23 and extended his recent run to 10 goals as well as nine assists in his past 14 appearances across all competitions. He also continues to lead MLS in goal contributions since May 31 with 16 (nine goals, seven assists).
In addition, the Scottish playmaker recorded three shots, three chances created, and five successful duels on Wednesday night.
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), 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: Deandre Kerr (TOR), Santiago Moreno (POR)
M: Riqui Puig (LA), Luciano Acosta (CIN), Héctor Herrera (HOU), Emanuel Reynoso (MIN)
D: Álvaro Barreal (CIN), Kamal Miller (MIA), Birk Risa (NYC), Matt Polster (NE)
GK: Stefan Frei (SEA)
Coach: Pat Noonan (CIN)
Bench: Elliot Panicco (NSH), Josh Yaro (STL), Juan Mosquera (POR), Alonso Coello (TOR), Brian Anunga (NSH), Eduard Löwen (STL), Nicolás Lodeiro (SEA), Ryan Gauld (VAN), Lorenzo Insigne (TOR)
Whitecaps FC now turn their attention to another Eastern Conference road match on Saturday, September 2, as they face New York City FC at Yankee Stadium in New York City, New York. Kickoff is set for 12:30 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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