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In the midst of a four-game unbeaten streak, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are getting set to face Cascadia Cup rival Seattle Sounders FC this Saturday, October 9 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

The ‘Caps have had several thrilling encounters in the Emerald City against their I-5 rivals over the past decade in MLS play, featuring spectacular goals, memorable victories and a pair of Cascadia Cup wins.

To help get you set for Saturday’s match, we count down the Blue and White’s top five MLS moments in Seattle.

5
Morales PKs conquer Sounders
March 19, 2016

On their way to bringing home the 2016 Cascadia Cup, the 'Caps secured three points on the road at their cross-border rivals.

An early first half penalty kick from Pedro Morales, and a second late spot kick sent the travelling supporters home happy and the home supporters home salty.

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4
Eric Hassli's world-class volley rescues draw in first MLS match-up
June 11, 2011: 2-2 D

The first-ever MLS clash between the two teams was nothing short of exciting.

Eric Hassli gave the ‘Caps the lead in the first half thanks to a well-taken spot kick, but Seattle would score twice three minutes apart late in the match to take a 2-1 lead.

However, the crowd at then-named CenturyLink Field was about to witness one of the best goals in MLS history.

Just a minute after Seattle scored the go-ahead goal, Hassli hit an incredible volley from a ridiculous angle from outside the box into the top left corner to give the ‘Caps the equalizer.

From that moment on, a historic rivalry started its next chapter in MLS.

3
Manneh scores winning goal to help 'Caps claim Cascadia Cup
October 10, 2014: 0-1 W

In 2014, Kekuta Manneh called game as he skidded past an on rushing Sounders defender and calmly tucked away a left-footed strike past goalkeeper Stefan Frei to give the ‘Caps a 1-0 win in Seattle.

The win would help the ‘Caps claim their second consecutive Cascadia Cup and marked a key result in the Blue and White’s late run to claim a spot in the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs.

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2
Kah's memorable brace, Morales' free-kick guide 'Caps to dominant win
August 1, 2015: 0-3 W

Our second top ‘Caps MLS moment in Seattle belongs to Pa-Modou Kah for his incredible brace against the Sounders.

For the first goal, the Gambian centre-back volleyed home a loose ball into the bottom right corner.

If you thought the first goal was good, the second goal was even better, as ‘Caps winger Cristian Techera whipped in a low, driven cross into the box, which was back-heeled by Kah into the back of the net to give the ‘Caps a 2-0 lead.

For good measure, midfielder Pedro Morales made it 3-0 in the latter stages of the match with a stunning free kick from 35 yards out to secure all three points for the ‘Caps on a memorable night.

1
Manneh scores first MLS hat-trick in club history
October 9, 2013: 1-4 W

Our top ‘Caps MLS moment in Seattle is none other than Kekuta Manneh’s legendary hat-trick in 2013.

Manneh’s hat-trick, which came in a dominant 4-1 ‘Caps win, was the first in the club’s MLS history and also saw the Gambian winger win Player of the Week for his performance.

In terms of the match as a whole, the victory would eventually help the ‘Caps claim the club’s first Cascadia Cup in MLS history.

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Be sure to catch the 'Caps write their next chapter in Seattle this Saturday, October 9 at 6 p.m. PT on TSN1/3/4 and AM730. Radio pre-game show starts at 5 p.m. PT.

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