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Vancouver Whitecaps 1-1 Seattle Sounders, Half Time: Honors Even After Intense And Thrilling First Half

The Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps go to the break even at one after a highly entertaining, end-to-end first half. Vancouver drew first blood in the 22nd minute after a perfectly executed corner clearance and counter attack, Davide Chiumento sliding a perfect low cross past an outstretched Kasey Keller for Camilo to send into an open net. The Whitecaps lead would last for ten minutes before Alvaro Fernandez won a penalty for Seattle after his cross in the box struck Jay Demerit in the hand. Brad Evans stepped up and buried the spot kick to equalize.

The Sounders started a bit slowly and Vancouver had the better of the play for much of the first half, but Seattle seemed to wake up after Vancouver went ahead and were far more dangerous as time ticked along. There are more goals in this game and Seattle seems the more likely to score as it stands but Vancouver still looks very dangerous on the break and with the Sounders pressing so heavily the openings are there. Seattle tightened up after Camilo's goal but with the pace down the wings and physical presence of Eric Hassli it wouldn't take much of an opening for Vancouver to test Kasey Keller.