Ryan Gauld named to MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 15


VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday following his performance in the ‘Caps 1-1 draw against Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC at Lumen Field on Matchday 15.

Gauld rescued a point for the Blue and White as he dispatched a late penalty to keep the team unbeaten against their Cascadia rivals this season. The ‘Caps currently sit in first in the Cascadia Cup standings with seven points (2W-0L-1D) through three matches, as they look to secure back-to-back Cascadia Cup titles for the second time in their MLS era.

With his successful attempt from the spot, Gauld became the first player in the club’s MLS era to reach 30+ goals and 30+ assists across all competitions, bringing his total goal contributions for the club to 66 (30 goals, 36 assists).

The Scotsman is now up to four goals across all competitions this season, along with two assists. Gauld also recorded four chances created, four recoveries, two successful duels won, one successful tackle, and one big chance created against the Sounders.

This is the third time Gauld has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday (Matchday 7, Matchday 10). Forward Brian White (Matchday 5, Matchday 11), forward Fafà Picault (Matchday 7), midfielder Alessandro Schöpf (Matchday 8), wingback Ali Ahmed (Matchday 4), defender Ranko Veselinović (Matchday 8), and goalkeeper Yohei Takaoka (Matchday 8) have also been named to the Team of the Matchday this season.

F: Hannes Wolf (NYC), Cristian Arango (RSL), Federico Bernardeschi (TOR)
M: Luciano Acosta (CIN), Dániel Gazdag (PHI), Dani Pereira (ATX), Robin Lod (MIN)
D: Erik Sviatchenko (HOU), Rudy Camacho (CLB), Wilder Cartagena (ORL)
GK: Kristijan Kahlina (CLT)

Coach: Nick Cushing (NYC)

Bench: Maarten Paes (DAL), Tayvon Gray (NYC), Deybi Flores (TOR), Bartosz Slisz (ATL), Andrés Gómez (RSL), Jáder Obrian (ATX), Ryan Gauld (VAN), Leonardo Campana (MIA), Jack Lynn (ORL)

After a four-game road stretch, Vancouver returns to BC Place for back-to-back home matches this week. First up, the 'Caps will aim to book their ticket to the TELUS Canadian Championship semifinals as they face Canadian Premier League (CPL) side Cavalry FC on Tuesday, May 21 in the second leg of the quarterfinals at BC Place. Vancouver holds a 2-1 aggregate lead heading into Tuesday's tilt. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT. Tickets are available at www.whitecapsfc.com/tickets.

The Blue and White will then shift their focus back to MLS regular season action for a first-ever meeting against Eastern Conference side Inter Miami CF in front of an expected crowd of over 50,000 at BC Place on Saturday, May 25. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT. Limited tickets are still available www.whitecapsfc.com/tickets.