Sounders vs Whitecaps, Synopsis: Breaking the Bunker

With a slightly better finish, Seattle Sounders could possibly have brought up seven more points. Instead, they will have to settle for their seventh multi-goal win this season, with their victory over Vancouver Whitecaps 1-3 Saturday.

The goals of Joao Paulo and Raul Ruydiaz were completed with an own goal, while the only goal is Sounding Permissible was a very dubious punishment. The Sounders finished nearly 70% of the acquisition and shot Whitecaps 22-3, they failed to take some of their best chances.

8 ‘- Ali Adnan Lucas Cavallini found a line inside the penalty area, but Stephan Fry He was able to block a close shot that was saved with his back foot.

26 ‘- Nicholas Laudero He hit a superb free kick and found Raul Ruydiaz. His open head went wide.

34 ‘- found Lodeiro Jordan Morris In the rear post, but its head is turned away.

45 + 1 – Joao Paulo prepares Lodeiro to take a shot from about 20 yards from a corner kick. Lodeiro made a strong connection but Meredith was Able to save diving.

46 ‘- Joao Paulo made a bad clearance attempt at about 25 yards, he took one touch to level it and then fired a shot that beat Meredith inside the far post. The sequence began with Lairdam passing to Christian RoldanWho worked himself as free before laying a dangerous cross. Although two of Saunders are close to coming to an end, … it was Joao Paolo’s second goal this season and he has now scored or helped in four of his past five matches. 1-0

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53 ‘- Roldan scores another goal a few minutes later when a cross pass towards Roydies hits defender Eric Godoy and hits the net. 2-0

59 ‘- Saunders quickly added the third goal when Ruydiaz found himself alone in front of goal, off a cross from a corner kick from Lodeiro’s corner kick that appeared to have acted out of Morris’ defense. 3-0

62 ‘- Referee Timothy Ford inexplicably tried to turn the match upside down by not only giving him a highly questionable penalty kick but also showing Yeimar Goméz Andrade a red card, most likely DOGSO. The video assistant referee reasonably requested a second look. Although Cavallini appeared to have started friction outside the box, Ford apparently decided that Gomez Andrade’s back foot caused the striker to fall down and awarded the penalty kick with a red card changed to yellow. Then, Freddy Monteiro converted the penalty kick. 3-1

68 ‘- Janio Beckel A. has been shown Red card After trying skipped and stepped effectively Gustav Svenssonstomach.

72 ‘- Gomez Andrade missed a bad shot attempting a shot, but it went straight to the unnoticed Lodero at about 10 yards. His attempt passed over the bar.

79 ‘- Maurice confronted a defender to get the ball in the penalty area, but his attempt went far.

85 ‘- Morris finds himself once again with a golden opportunity. Alex Roldan He found it open on the back post, but Morris was unable to keep his header unbalanced in the frame.

87 ‘- Christian Roldan broke into the goal after a nice pass from Morris, but Meredith stopped his left-foot shot.

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Frustrated at Just Record three: It’s hard to complain about winning 3-1, but the Sounders raised expectations at this point and they sure felt they could have scored more. Morris, in particular, had too many good looks just to come blank. Four of Morris’ five shots came from 12 yards or closer, including one upon separation. The most frustrating mistake, however, was due to Lodeiro who managed to prepare for a hypothetical attempt of Goméz Andrade’s only muddled shot to shoot aloud.

Break the cellar: It’s possible that these complaints underestimate how dominant Sounders have this problem. They shot Whitecaps 22-3 – one of the most unbalanced shoot variations in team history – and a possession of 69.8% was the best season. Unlike previous matches where they dominated possession and had to cross crosses, the Sounders managed to score their goal early enough not to cause too much tension.

Throwing out in styleWith at least two – and possibly three – rookies absent in the next five games, Team Sounders needed to make the most of this opportunity. Nothing about their playing style suggests they will need it, but they have 10 points in the ninth-placed team – and could finish the week at leading the Western Conference by three points with a game in hand. Even if a disaster strikes within the next month, they are doing well.

That punishment …Kaito: Once again, the Sounders won 3-1 so I don’t want to put in too much negativity, but … come on. I must assume VAR was asking Ford to cancel both sides of the call – the penalty kick and the red – but it looks like he was too embarrassed to do so. Instead, he insisted that late Gomez Andrade’s foot somehow justified the penalty. I have no idea how he decided yellow was justified. I hope PRO has something to say about it.

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“I’m very happy. If your team scores three goals – our goal difference is very good – you will win a lot of games. We put pressure on them and put them under pressure. I’m very pleased.” – Schmitzer

+19 – The Sounders improve their goal difference to +19. If they had to maintain that for an entire season, it would be +46, or just two, of the record LAFC Put last year.


Man of the match

  • 88%

    John Powell

    (224 votes)

  • 7%

    Lemar Gomez Andrade

    (18 votes)

  • 1%

    Jordan Morris

    (4 votes)

  • 2%

    Raul Ruydiaz

    (7 votes)

253 votes total

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