VIDEO: Kekuta Manneh gives ‘Caps the lead off great Pedro Morales feed

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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.

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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.

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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.