Kings of Cascadia: Whitecaps FC crowned 2014 Cascadia Cup champions after win over Seattle

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Make it five.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC claimed their fifth Cascadia Cup title on Friday night, which is the most of any team, after upsetting first-place Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 in a decisive derby match at CenturyLink Field.

As a result, the Cascadia Cup will remain in Vancouver for the second straight year. The ‘Caps are the first team to win back-to-back Cascadia championships since Portland did so back in 2009 and 2010.

The Blue and White finished atop the 2014 Cascadia table with 10 points and a 3W-2L-1D record against their Pacific Northwest rivals this season.

TEAM

POINTS

WIN

LOSS

DRAW

10

3

2

1

8

2

2

2

7

2

3

1

That includes an undefeated 2W-0L-1D record against Sounders FC, who are currently in a race with LA Galaxy for the MLS Supporters’ Shield. In fact, Whitecaps FC are undefeated in five straight meetings with Seattle dating back to last year. Four of those five games were wins.

The origins of the Cascadia Cup date back to when Vancouver, Portland and Seattle were members of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) First Division. The combined supporters of the three clubs created the two-foot tall silver Cup, which is awarded annually to the team with the best head-to-head record over their Pacific Northwest rivals in regular season matches. 

Vancouver won the first two editions of the competition in 2004 and 2005 and added a third title in 2008. Then, last year, the ‘Caps were crowned Cascadia champions for the fourth time – making them the most successful club in competition history.

And after Friday’s historic win in Seattle, the Cup will remain in Vancouver, which is right where it belongs. 

 

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