Atencio, Ruidíaz lead Sounders to 3-0 win over St Louis City
SEATTLE (AP) — Joshua Atencio and Raúl Ruidíaz scored second-half goals to spark the Seattle Sounders to a 3-0 victory over St. Louis City. The Sounders (5-1-1) improved to 6-1-4 all-time against expansion teams at home. Seattle’s only loss against first-year teams came against LAFC in 2018. Seattle handed St. Louis City (5-2-0) its second straight loss after the league’s newest team began the season with five straight victories. Seattle takes over the top spot in the Western Conference with the win. Neither team scored until Atencio took a pass from Nicolás Lodeiro and found the net in the 65th minute. Ruidíaz made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal six minutes later. The Sounders’ final score came on an own-goal by Jake Nerwinski in the 89th minute.
White’s goal lifts Whitecaps to 1-0 victory over Timbers
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Brian White scored in the second half and the Vancouver Whitecaps edged the Portland Timbers 1-0. White broke a scoreless tie when he took a pass from Julian Gressel and scored in the 74th minute. The Whitecaps’ Simon Belcher was held without a goal. He was trying to become the fifth player in league history to score in each of his first four matches.