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Sounders lose first MLS match to Vancouver, which pulls even in Cascadia Cup race

Seattle's 2-0 loss tonight marked the Whitecaps’ first MLS win in a Cascadia Cup match after seven losses and five draws.

And that instantly moved the Whitecaps into the 2013 Cascadia Cup lead with Seattle, both at 1-1-1 at the halfway point, with the Portland Timbers behind at 0-1-1.

The next Cascadia match comes Aug. 3, when the Whitecaps visit Portland.

Seattle's next Cascadia match comes Aug. 25, when the Timbers visit CenturyLink Field.

Some additional notes from the club:

* Head Coach Sigi Schmid became the first coach in MLS history to coach 400 regular season games.

* Brad Evans played his 99th career MLS regular season game for Sounders FC. In his next appearance he will become the third player in club history to play 100 league matches. * Kenny Miller's goal in the 4th minute was the earliest goal conceded by Sounders FC this season. Seattle has now allowed a total of four goals in the first 15 minutes of the game.

* The starting XI was Seattle's 16th different lineup in 16 MLS games. Sounders FC has started a different lineup in all 21 games across all competitions this season.

* Djimi Traore has started the past 15 straight MLS games - the longest stretch of any field player on Sounders FC this season. Leo Gonzalez has started 12 straight and Servando Carrasco has started the past 10 games.

* Seattle's 16 total shots is tied for the most this season, matching previous games against San Jose, Dallas and Vancouver. The seven shots on goals were the second-most this season. Sounders FC took 11 shots on goal against Dallas (May 18). * The loss was Seattle's first against Vancouver, dropping to 3-1-3 in the all-time MLS series, and 63-47-21 in league, cup and friendly play since 1974.