MLS Game Summary - Vancouver at Seattle|
(Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Seattle 2, Vancouver 0
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Seattle Sounders FC jumped back into the win
column with a crucial derby win on Saturday, grabbing two second-half goals en
route to a 2-0 defeat of Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the latest installment of
the Cascadia Cup.
The Sounders suffered a late loss last time out, conceding a stoppage-time
winner to Steven Lenhart to fall to the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1.
But the Emerald City club erased any lingering feelings left over from the
defeat as Fredy Montero and Eddie Johnson powered the Sounders (11-6-7) to 40
points on the season.
Vancouver (10-9-7) has lost two in a row to stay put on 37 points.
Seattle controlled much of the match and could have found itself up by several
goals at halftime.
Instead, the breakthrough did not come until the 64th minute when second-half
substitute Montero made an immediate impact, pouncing on Jeff Parke's layoff
and sweeping the ball past Joe Cannon.
The Sounders continued to push and ultimately grabbed an insurance goal three
minutes from time.
Mauro Rosales found Brad Evans on the right side of the box and the Sounders
midfielder slid a brilliant ball across the face of goal to find Johnson, who
was arriving at the back post to punch home his 11th goal of the season.
08/18 18:03:53 ET