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Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid reached another milestone in Week 19.
The storied coach became the first ever to reach 400 career games in MLS and entered Saturday’s Cascadia showdown with a 179-123-97 record. But according to MLS’ official website, that level of longevity is irrelevant to Coach Schmid:
I always want to get the ‘W’, whether it’s win No. 180, whether it’s 182 or 183, it doesn’t matter what it is...I’d rather the next goal I get to is 200 wins and the next goal is another MLS Cup. Those are goals I like more. If 500 [games] comes that’s great, but it’s not as important as getting wins and getting trophies.
He won’t be any closer to win No. 200 after Week 19...not after the Vancouver Whitecaps crashed the party at BC Place.
Goals from Kenny Miller and Darren Mattocks secured a 2-0 victory for Vancouver on Saturday. It was the club's first-ever Cascadia Cup victory in the MLS era. The Whitecaps entered Week 19's Cascadia contest winless in their 12 previous tries.
With the win, Vancouver extended its unbeaten streak to five games. The Sounders, on the other hand, dropped another match and still sit outside playoff position in the Western Conference.
It’ll take more than win No. 180 in Week 20 to rectify that.
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