All the Vancouver Whitecaps could do was watch the finale of the 2013 Cascadia Cup on Sunday.
In the end, they got the result they needed.
Sounders FC’s 1-0 road loss to Portland ensured the Whitecaps would finish on top this season in the games among Pacific Northwest rivals. It marks the first time Vancouver has claimed the all-MLS version of a competition that dates to 2004.
Each team has won in the past three seasons.
Seattle would’ve claimed the trophy this year with a win against the Timbers.
“We’re disappointed for our fans that we weren’t able to bring that home,” said coach Sigi Schmid, “but we didn’t lose the Cascadia Cup tonight; we lost the Cascadia Cup on Wednesday.”
The Sounders, of course, lost to the Whitecaps on Wednesday, 4-1, at home.
Here is an updated look at the Cascadia Cup history:
Seattle: 2006, 2007, 2011
Vancouver: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013
Portland: 2009, 2010, 2012
And here are updated standings, results and a schedule below:
Whitecaps — 2-1-3 (9 pts.), +4 GD, 13 goals scored
Timbers — 1-1-4 (7 pts.), 0 GD, seven goals scored
Sounders — 2-3-1 (7 pts.), -4 GD, six goals scored
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|March 16||Seattle 1-1 Portland||CenturyLink Field|
|May 18||Vancouver 2-2 Portland||BC Place|
|June 8||Seattle 3-2 Vancouver||CenturyLink Field|
|July 6||Vancouver 2-0 Seattle||BC Place|
|August 3||Portland 1-1 Vancouver||JELD-WEN Field|
|August 25||Seattle 1-0 Portland||CenturyLink Field|
|October 6||Vancouver 2-2 Portland||BC Place|
|October 9||Seattle 1-4 Vancouver||CenturyLink Field|
|October 13||Portland 1-0 Seattle||JELD-WEN Field|