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Report Card: Whitecaps vs Sounders

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Eighty Six Forever busts out the red marker and grades the Whitecaps, after a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders

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I must say, it was very nice to get report card duty this week, because I'm not sure I have anything bad to say about the Whitecaps. After a 3-0 performance against the Sounders in which the 'Caps were easily the best team on the pitch, the club is looking dangerous, confident, and ready to kick ass for the rest of the season. The rest of Major League Soccer had best take note.

Pa Modou Kah: A

It's been a tough season for the towering Center Back, but he certainly had a match to remember against Seattle. Kah managed to score two goals, after scoring just once in his MLS career previously, powering the 'Caps to a 3-0 victory. Kah also locked things down in his own end, and kept the potent offence of Seattle off the score-board. Even better, he did it all on his birthday. While we've pretty hard on Kah and his play for most of the season, he deserves all the accolades today.

By the way, the celebration on that first goal? A+

David Ousted: A

He didn't have to be superhuman on the night, but Ousted was his usual stellar self, stopping three Seattle shots on his way to the clean sheet. Let's be honest here; The Seattle attack was nowhere near as good as it could have been,  but Ousted still stopped everything he needed to. I'm sure the Sounders will be looking for an ounce of revenge this week, and that means Ousted may have a busier night on Wednesday.

Kekuta Manneh: B

We're so used to seeing Manneh rise to the occasion in Seattle, it was a little surprising to see him not turn the scoreboard on. Still, he had a very solid match.

I think Rituro summed it up pretty nicely in his post-match article.

The younger Gambian had less of a direct impact than he usual does on these derby matches at the CLink, though he did provide the secondary assist on Kah's second goal and earned the free kick that set up Morales' goal. So, all in all, not a bad night for Manneh. He's showing more and more signs of intelligent play as this season progresses, with improvement coming in leaps and bounds as opposed to incremental change of years past.

Pedro Morales: B

He didn't play a whole lot, but Pedro scored perhaps the most beautiful goal of his Whitecaps career against the Sounders. Coming on in the 72nd minute, it didn't take long for Morales to launch home a free kick that put the match totally out of reach, and silenced the Seattle crowd for good.

I don't know about you, but I can't wait until the Captain is fully healthy, and ready to resume his 2014 form with more goals like that.