Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/10/13
Seattle Sounders 1, Vancouver Whitecaps 4 Martin Rennie knows what kind of talent he has in young Vancouver striker Kekuta Manneh. The question with an 18-year-old is whether there will be consistency and poise to go along with the skill. ''We talked about it before that if he showed up, he could make a big impact, and he did,'' said Rennie, Vancouver's coach. Manneh recorded the first hat trick of his MLS career and the Whitecaps kept their playoff hopes alive with a 4-1 win over the suddenly slumping Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night. Manneh took advantage of breakdowns in Seattle's back line for goals in the 12th, 42nd and 54th minutes. Vancouver (12-11-9) denied Seattle a chance to clinch the Cascadia Cup - the regional rivalry between the Sounders, Whitecaps and Portland Timbers. Seattle (15-10-6) must win Sunday at Portland to claim regional bragging rights, otherwise it'll go to Vancouver. The loss was Seattle's first at home since dropping the season opener to Mon...
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