Sounders’ playoff chances take a hit with 2-1 loss in Vancouver
Sep 17, 2022, 10:28 PM | Updated: 10:29 pm
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The Vancouver Whitecaps downed the Seattle Sounders 2-1 on Saturday night thanks to a pair of goals in the first half.
Whitecaps 2, Sounders 1: Summary
Ryan Gauld found Pedro Vite for a score in the 29th minute that put the Whitecaps ahead, and Julian Gressel added a tally in the 37th minute with a strong strike from the top of the box.
JULIAN GRESSEL MAKES IT TWO!
A throw-in for the Whitecaps leads to another goal in less than 10 minutes. pic.twitter.com/sb9ARViiyZ
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 18, 2022
Will Bruin scored for Seattle in the 89th minute, but that was all the team would muster offensively.
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) September 18, 2022
The loss leaves Seattle down to three matches to clinch a 14th straight MLS postseason appearance. The Sounders are in 10th place in the Western Conference with 39 points, four points back of the seventh and final playoff spot from the conference.
The Sounders next play Sept. 27 against Cincinnati.