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Miller, Mattocks lead Whitecaps past Sounders, 2-0

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 7, 2013 at 1:09 am •  Published: July 7, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kenny Miller and second-half substitute Darren Mattocks scored and Brad Knighton picked up his second shutout of the season in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.

Knighton also earned an assist on Mattocks' key insurance goal in the 80th minute for the Whitecaps (8-5-5), who beat Seattle for the first time in league play in their third MLS season. Vancouver moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings while extending its streak to five games.

The Sounders (7-6-3) saw their unbeaten streak end at four games.

Miller capitalized on Vancouver's first legitimate chance of the game in the fourth minute. He ran on to Corey Hertzog's long, high ball from the midfield line, sidestepped defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and put a shot just inside the far post.

Hertzog's assist was his first in 11 MLS games. He also has a goal to his credit.

The Whitecaps did not get another good chance again in the first half.

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