Updated Jun 9, 2013 - 11:33 am
Seattle Sounders FC 3 - 2 Vancouver Whitecaps Match Review and Reactions
SEATTLE--Sounders FC forward Lamar Neagle scored the game winning tally late in the second half to lead the home side to a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in front of 53,679 fans, the MLS largest crowd this year.
Lamar Neagle (soundersfc.com)
Seattle midfielder Andy Rose scored his first goal of the year in the 9th minute to give the Sounders an early 1-0 lead.
Vancouver responded with two goals by forward Camilo Sanvezzo in the 10th and 26th minutes of play, respectively. Sanvezzo utilized headers on both goals give the Whitecaps a 2-1 lead heading into the second 45 minutes of play.
Referee Hilario called a foul on Vancouver when Neagle was taken down in the penalty area in the 69th minute. Servando Carrasco stepped up to take the kick and scored to even the score at 2-2. Carrasco earned his first ever MLS goal in 29 appearances for the Sounders.
Lamar Neagle's late goal
"It was a good build-up play down the right side. I saw [Obafemi Martins] one on one, so once he made his move toward the line to beat his guy I knew I had to get in front of my defender and it would be an easy pass right to the near post."--Lamar Neagle, Sounders FC forward
"He's just done really, really well. He got the assist on the first goal on the ball that he slipped in to Andy Rose and he scores. You can't ask a lot more of a forward than that."--Sigi Schmid, Sounders FC head coach
Vancouver's set piece success
" I don't think it's something that happens all the time. I think we need to go back to the training ground, we need to work on our defending of set pieces because I thought we got some of the marking assignments wrong a little bit."--Sigi Schmid
Seattle's second half comeback
"I think we're disappointed tonight. We felt like we could have gotten more, especially going in 2-1 at halftime."--Martin Rennie, Vancouver head coach
"...we came in at halftime and said that we were going to come out the same way we did the first half, and that's exactly what we did. We created some chances and when we scored our second goal the fans were behind us and that really pushed us to a totally different level."--Servando Carrasco, Sounders FC midfielder
Camilo Sanvezzo's brace
"We have been training a lot. Kenny (Miller) and I have been working a lot together and he made a very good move which got me free. I just tried to stay in god position and make a good finish."--Camilo Sanvezzo, Vancouver forward
"Great balls in from Russell, as well. There's lots of things to build on from this game and obviously Camilo's goals and Russell's assists. Camilo also had a fantastic free kick that was rebounded that we really had a good chance to make that 3-1. At that point it would have been hard for them to get back."--Martin Rennie
Large crowd and atmosphere
"We love big crowds. We seem to do well. We don't want to send them away disappointed, so we want to keep the game exciting, keep the game close. We're able to showcase ourselves in front of people who don't normally get to come to our games. It was a great contingent of fans from Vancouver as well that followed their team. It had a tremendous atmosphere."--Sigi Schmid
"Well one of the big reasons why we are here is because the atmosphere is always tremendous here in Seattle. The support from the fans for their team is outstanding."--Jurgen Klinsmann, USMNT head coach (attended the game in preparation for the US' World Cup qualifier against Panama on Tuesday)
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