Kekuta Manneh had been injured before, and he’d stay injured after, but adrenaline carried the Sounders-killer long enough to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 lead at CenturyLink Field on NBCSN late Friday night.
Manneh scored a hat trick against Seattle last year, but this goal could end up meaning much more. A win for Vancouver keeps the Cascadia Cup away from Seattle and launches the ‘Caps above Portland in the race for the fifth Western Conference playoff spot.
And how about the ball from Pedro Morales? What a beauty!
Manneh left the game with a quad contusion, and international duty allowed Cuban-born 18-year-old Kianz Froese to earn his MLS debut in the 46th minute.