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MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Vancouver



(Saturday, May 19, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 2, Vancouver 2

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC looked well on its way to taking three points in the first Cascadia Cup match of 2012, but Fredy Montero struck in the 90th minute to help Seattle Sounders FC earn a share of the points in a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Alain Rochat provided the lone goal of the opening period to give the home side the lead, but Eddie Johnson struck early in the second half to level the score for the Sounders. Camilo Sanvezzo turned in a free kick from distance in the 82nd minute to restore Vancouver's advantage, but Montero answered shortly after with his fourth goal of the season to see the two sides split the points.

Both sides were coming off of losses, but Saturday's draw ensures that they remain separated by five points. Seattle (7-2-2) sits third in the Western Conference on 23 points, followed closely by Vancouver (5-3-3) on 18 points.

The home side went in front in the 12th minute when Rochat capped a brilliant solo effort with a low shot to Bryan Meredith's far post.

The 'Caps carried that lead into halftime, but the visitors were able to draw level less than 90 seconds into the second period when Mauro Rosales drove a perfect cross into the box for Johnson to nod home the equalizer.

Seattle nearly grabbed a go-ahead goal in the 57th minute when Montero uncorked a shot from distance, but Joe Cannon kept Vancouver on equal terms with a sprawling save to deny the Colombian.

Sanvezzo thought he had netted the game-winner for Vancouver eight minutes from time when his perfect free-kick delivery eluded the attacking Whitecaps players and snuck past Meredith at the back post, but Montero concluded a dramatic finish at BC Place when he collected Johnson's flick and curled a late equalizer just inside the post.

Seattle returns to action against the Columbus Crew at home on Wednesday while Vancouver will face the Portland Timbers next Saturday in another installment of the Cascadia Cup.

05/19 19:16:40 ET

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Local
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
 
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
 
Final
CLE 98
ATL 127
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
 
4th
DET 80
DAL 94
 
4th
BOS 95
ORL 86
 
4th
MIA 59
UTA 77
 
3rd
TOR 58
BRK 60
 
2nd
SAN 35
MEM 48
 
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UNT 78
LANG 65
 
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Terriers 64
DELST 72
 
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MSST 55
ARKST 69
 
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NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
GMAS 99
CATAWBA 69
 
Final
WOFF 64
CSOU 58
 
Final
HIGH 106
FERR 48
 
Final
JVU 68
GWEBB 65
 
Final
ILL 73
HAMP 55
 
Final
BST 52
JMU 72
 
Final
YOUNG 84
KNST 90
 
Final
UMO 71
LONG 60
 
Final
PITT 65
MAN 56
Final
OSU 97
NCAT 55
Final
FSU 93
UNF 77
 
Final
TOL 83
RMU 57
 
Final
CAMP 70
SIUE 65
 
Final
DUQ 52
RFLSH 67
 
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
 
2nd
UCF 73
DET 68
 
2nd
UNCW 57
LIB 53
 
2nd
LOYC 55
ABCHRIST 37
 
2nd
MURST 65
ALCOR 39
 
Half
HOU 16
ARKPB 27
 
2nd
NW 50
CMICH 59
 
2nd
WKENT 54
CHIST 43
 
2nd
ODU 42
UGST 44
 
2nd
SMU 41
ILLCH 32
 
2nd
LALAF 97
MLGN 62
 
2nd
TULSA 58
MIZST 55
 
2nd
UWGB 45
MORE 31
 
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NEOM 67
NCOL 49
 
2nd
TTU 71
SCST 28
 
2nd
DEN 51
TAMCC 39
 
Half
STEPH 27
TXST 30
 
2nd
STLU 49
TXPA 41
 
Half
MEM 42
USCU 29
 
2nd
ILLST 41
TENNM 42
 
1st
MSU 17
EMICH 10
 
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GRCN 27
INCWORD 23
 
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STAN 15
LMU 24
 
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BAY 16
NMST 16
 
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CIN 10
SDST 16
 
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AUB 21
WINT 9
 
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3rd
NJD 0
OTT 1
 
2nd
MIN 1
BOS 2
 
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