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Result: Vancouver Whitecaps secure comfortable win

Goals from Kenny Miller and Darren Mattocks secure a 2-0 win for Vancouver Whitecaps over Seattle Sounders.

Vancouver Whitecaps earned a crucial 2-0 win in their MLS Western Conference clash against Seattle Sounders.

The Whitecaps took the lead in the fourth minute when Kenny Miller latched onto a long ball and beat his man before firing a low shot into the bottom corner.

Corey Hertzog nearly added a second for the home side when he turned and shot with his right foot on the edge of the area, but Michael Gspurning palmed his effort past the post.

Seattle could have been level but Brad Knighton made two brilliant reaction stops to deny Zach Scott's efforts at goal from inside the six-yard box.

Knighton then repeated the feat minutes later as this time he denied Eddie Johnson with a low block and then sprung to his feet and made another stop to deny Obafemi Martins.

After the break the Sounders were denied again, this time by the woodwork as Lamar Neagle's shot was deflected onto the post by Brad Rusin.

A second goal finally came for Whitecaps on 79 minutes through substitute Darren Mattocks, who finished well to confirm the victory for the home side and move them up to fourth in the table.

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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia17104329141534
2Orlando City1896331191233
3Columbus Crew159422491531
4Toronto158432518728
5New York City FCNY City167271814423
6New England RevolutionNew England155641513221
7New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls146261716120
8Montreal ImpactMontreal155192028-816
9Chicago Fire144371822-415
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta144281319-614
11FC CincinnatiCincinnati15357922-1314
12DC United142571120-911
13Inter MiamiInter Miami143291222-1011

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portland TimbersPortland1810443528734
2Seattle SoundersSeattle1473430161424
3Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd176563026423
4Los Angeles FCLos Angeles166463731622
5Sporting Kansas CityKansas156362523221
6Dallas135531913620
7Colorado RapidsColorado135442520519
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake154652126-518
9San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes164572545-2017
10Houston DynamoHouston143742124-316
11Nashville SCNashville134451114-316
12Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver155191731-1416
13Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy134361722-515

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