Seattle vs Vancouver: By the Numbers (WSL Era, 1984-90)

Western Soccer Alliance/League Era – FC Seattle Storm vs Whitecaps/86ers (1984-90)

League – 0 Meetings

Home (form): None

Away: None

Total: None

Playoffs – 0 Meetings

Home (form): None

Away: None

Total: None

Friendlies – 8 Meetings

Home (form): 2-1-2 GD: 8-7 [DL(TW)WW]

Away: 1-2-0 GD: 5-8 [WLL]

Total: 3-3-2 GD: 13-15 [DWL(TW)WLLW]

Extremes

Record Win: Three 1-goal win, most recent 2-1, Memorial Stadium, 8/8/1990

Record Defeat: 2-0, Swangard Stadium, 8/27/1989; 5-3, Swangard Stadium, 8/5/1990

Record Total Goals: 8, Vancouver 5:3 Seattle, 8/5/1990

Doubles (win home & away same season): 0/0

Individual Leaders

Goals (all comps): 3-Chance Fry (S), 3-Dominic Mobilio (V), 3-Doug Muirhead (V)

Assists: 3-Fran O’Brien (V/S), 2-Mike Hiatt (S), 2-Joe James (S)

Shutouts: 1-Rob Merkl (V), 1-Brian Kennedy (V)

Appearances: 6-Fran O’Brien (V/S), 5-Doug Muirhead (V), 5-John Hamel (S), 5-Chance Fry (S)

Coaching Records: Tommy Jenkins (S) 2-1-2, Alan Hinton (V) 0-1-1, Jimmy Gabriel (S) 0-1-0, Bob Lenarduzzi (V) 3-2-1, Stuart Lee (S) 1-1-0

Referee Assignments: None more than one

Sent off:  None

Top Attendance

Home: 5,984, Memorial Stadium, 6/10/1984

Away: 3,342, Swangard Stadium, 8/27/1989

Notes

Alan Hinton’s Whitecaps served as opponent for the inaugural FC Seattle match, a 2-2 draw opening on a Bruce Raney goal for Seattle after 45 seconds. That game featured three former NASL Sounders (Ian Bridge, Jeff Stock, Peter Ward) starting for Vancouver. Stock, Ward and Vancouver’s Fran O’Brien would later play for FC Seattle…FC Seattle’s first road match was a 2-1 win at BC Place during the 1984 NASL Olympic break…Seattle native and onetime Sounder Eddie Krueger’s play in those two matches earned him a late-season signing with Vancovuer…Bill Barry, founding GM of FC Seattle, would become Whitecaps GM in 1985…There was a two-year hiatus for the rivalry from 1985-86, after the Whitecaps folded and the 86ers formed for the new Canadian Soccer League.