David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sounders top Whitecaps 4-0 at empty Qwest

Nate Jaqua scored two in the first half and Fredy Montero matched him with a brace in the second half as Sounders FC shut-out the 2008 United Soccer League defending champion Vancouver Whitecaps Sunday in a pre-season match at Qwest Field.

Prost Amerika Soccer says:
It was an eerie atmosphere as an empty stadium bore witness to Sounders FC’s first ever game at their home, but the visit of the Vancouver Whitecaps provided some familiarity. If this had been any Sounders fans first glimpse of the side, he may well have known the Caps side better, as a few of them were veterans of past Cascadia Cup derbies. Players such as Lyle Martin, Randy Edwini-Bonsu, Jay Nolly and Ethan Gage have already represented Vancouver in matches against Seattle. Read the full report here.

Whitecaps employees at the match say: Final thoughts: the ‘Caps were outclassed today. I can’t really sugarcoat it. Seattle is going to be a surprisingly strong expansion team I believe. They take on Toronto FC in April and I think they could give them a run for their money in a battle of recent expansion squads. If Le Toux and Nayassi can continue to own the flanks and if Jaqua can continue to demonstrate his finish, they will score some goals. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see Ljungberg as he’s currently injured (hey Seattle, get used to hearing that one!). And I don’t know if I can properly rate Seattle’s defenders, although Keller was solid as a rock, as always. Read entire blog here.

Photo credit: Nate Jaqua and Fredy Montero (with the ball) scored twice each for Seattle in the club's 4-0 win over Vancouver. SoundersFC.com

More match reports: Seattle Times Vancouver Whitecaps Sounders FC

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