The Seattle Sounders entered the night in prime place to reap the benefits of some outcomes throughout the Western Conference, however as a substitute they fell 2-1 to the Vancouver Whitecaps. You’ve heard this story all season. The Sounders began properly however gave up some low cost objectives and dug themselves a large gap to get out of. And, properly, they did not. Their playoff hopes aren’t technically lifeless, however they received a lot, a lot dimmer after this consequence.
6′ — Stefan Frei makes a reflex save to maintain the Whitecaps from opening the scoring on their first shot of the sport. Luis Martins despatched in a rocket after the ball trickled via the field.
18′ — Albert Rusnak fires a shot from the highest off the field and it is deflected off of Yeimar Gómez Andrade. The rebound falls to Nouhou who nearly slots it residence.
25′ — Alex Roldan picks up a yellow card for tugging again on Ryan Gauld’s jersey. The breakaway began with an obvious foul on Nicolas Lodeiro, however the referee didn’t blow his whistle.
29′ — Goal Vancouver. Pedro Vite. A well-worked crew purpose has Seattle on ice skates.
33′ — Vancouver is pressured to make a substitution due to an harm. Andres Cubas is changed by Leonard Owusu.
37′ — Goal Vancouver. Julian Gressel scores from the highest of the field off an extended throw.
62′ — Vancouver thinks they’ve a third purpose because the ball is cleared off the road by Frei. A season saving save maybe?
70′ — Owusu has a shot from waaaaay exterior ricochet off the submit. Following that, Seattle made a triple sub. Kelyn Rowe, Jimmy Medranda, and Will Bruin come on to attempt to rescue this one.
81′ — Nicolas Lodeiro is cautioned for a late deal with on Julian Gressel. He can be suspended for the match on 9/27 towards Cincinnati.
89′ — Bruin scores! There’s life by way of a good looking header from a cross from Montero.
7-14-3 in one-goal video games
Readers of this web site and Sounders followers in normal are properly conscious of what issues at this stage of this season. Seattle wants to select up factors, and regardless of two wins on the bounce they as soon as once more misplaced a sport determined by one purpose. With the playoff streak slowly slipping away, I suppose we will be impressed by the truth that Seattle has by no means been blown out badly this 12 months.
International responsibility looms
While the Whitecaps sport wasn’t actually a must-win sport for the Sounders, it was rattling close to shut given what’s on the horizon. The Sounders play once more on September twenty seventh towards FC Cincinnati. That match falls throughout a FIFA worldwide window and the Sounders may very well be with out SEVEN gamers as a result of Nicolas Lodeiro can be suspended.
Sounders may very well be lacking as many as six gamers for worldwide responsibility in their Sept. 27 matches. Morris (USMNT), Arreaga (Ecuador), Nouhou (Cameroon), Rusnák (Slovakia), Ruidíaz (Peru) and Alex Roldán (El Salvador). I believe there’s an opportunity these final three may very well be launched early, tho.
— Jeremiah Oshan (@JeremiahOshan) September 14, 2022
Vancouver in all probability feels arduous accomplished by VAR, the official, and lack of purpose line expertise on this one.
The Sounders will finish the season with at least 16 losses. No crew has certified for the MLS Cup Playoffs with greater than 15 losses.