MLS: VANCOUVER WHITECAPS - SEATTLE SOUNDERS
I am keen on the draw in this match up between two west Coast rivals batlling for post season places. Seattle are secure in fourth 12 points and with a game in hand of sixth placed FC Dallas ( top five make the playoffs), but every point is vital ,as they jostle for a stronger finishing position, a top three place means avoiding the extra game ( "play in" round.... which is a very stupid name), like a wildcard game if you are familiar with the NFL. The Sounders are currently a point behind both Galaxy and Real SL, currently in second and third, having played a game less and so avoiding defeat tonight will be a priority and a point very valuable.
Whitecaps had lost five in a row, before stopping the rot with a 2-2 draw against poor traveller Colorado last week, they are currently in that desired fifth place with a two point edge over FC Dallas who travel to Conference leaders San Jose later tonight, so a point would proably be seen as one gained, rather than two lost. Fourth spot is beyond them, so their only aim is to stay ahead of Dallas, they have woeful Chivas and Portland to host after this, so a point tonight should suffice.