Seattle vs Vancouver: By the Numbers (NASL Era, 1974-82)

NASL Era – Sounders vs Whitecaps (1974-83)

League – 25 Meetings

Home (form): 5-6-1 GD: 17-16 [WWWWLLWLLLL(TL)]

Away: 2-10-1 GD: 14-28 [WLLLLLL(TL)WLLLL]



Playoffs – 4 Meetings

Home: 2-0-0 GD 4-1 [WW]

Away: 2-0-0 GD: 4-1 [WW]

Total: 4-0-0 GD: 8-2 [WWWW]


Other – 2 Meetings (EuroPac Cup)

Home: None

Away: 1-0-1 GD: 3-2 [DW]

Total: 1-0-1 GD: 3-2 [DW]



Record Win: 3-0, Memorial Stadium, 7/19/1975

Record Defeat: 5-0, Empire Stadium, 8/12/1981

Record Total Goals: 5, Vancouver 3:2 Seattle, 8/13/1976; Vancouver 2:3 Seattle, 5/2/1981; Vancouver 5:0 Seattle, 8/12/1981; Vancouver 3:2 Seattle, 8/28/1983

Doubles (win home & away same season): 1/5


Individual Leaders

Goals (all comps): 7-Peter Lorimer (V), 5-Peter Beardsley (V), 5-Ray Hankin (V), 4-Buzz Parsons (V)

Assists: 4-Bob Lenarduzzi (V), 4-Steve Daley (S), 3-Tommy Hutchison (S), 3-Alan Hudson, 3-Peter Beardsley (V), 3-Carl Valentine (V)

Shutouts: 2-Tony Chursky (S), 2-Jack Brand (V)

Appearances: 25-Bob Lenarduzzi (V), 15-Carl Valentine (V), 14-Steve Buttle (S), 13-Adrian Webster (S), 13-Buzz Parsons (V)

Sent Off: 1–Jimmy Robertson (S), John Impey (S), Gerry Gray (V), Roger Davies (S)

Coaching Records: John Best (S) 5-3-0, Jim Easton (V) 2-3-0, Eckhard Krautzun (V) 2-4-0, Tony Waiters (V) 4-0-0, Jimmy Gabriel (S) 2-5-0, Bob McNab (V) 0-3-1, Alan Hinton (S) 4-5-2, John Giles (V) 8-2-2, Laurie Calloway (S) 1-3-1

Referee Assignments: 5-Toros Kibritjian, 4-Henry Landauer, 4-John Davies

Top Attendance

Home: 35,254, Kingdome, 8/30/1980

Away: 60,342, BC Place, 6/20/1983



Cascadia derby history began June 9, 1974 with Seattle winning 2-0 away…When the Sounders traveled to BC on April 26, 1975, an estimated 1,500 Seattle fans were among the 7,700 total attendance…Despite nearly two-thirds of their league encounters with Vancouver, the Sounders were unbeaten in playoffs and cup competitions. Seattle eliminated the Whitecaps from the playoffs in 1976, 1977 and 1980…Seattle’s Mark Peterson scored the first goal in BC Place before a record Canadian soccer crowd of 60,342…John Best’s final NASL victory came in the 1976 playoffs vs. the Whitecaps. Best’s next move was to become Vancouver general manager in 1977…Alan Hinton scored his final NASL goal against the Sounders in 1978, then became Seattle coach two years later. Hinton became Vancouver coach in 1984.