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Morris, Lodeiro lead Sounders past rival Whitecaps 3-0

The Seattle Sounders beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 in the MLS is Back tournament.
Credit: AP
Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris, right, celebrates after scoring a goal past Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jake Nerwinski, left, and goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. Coming to congratulate Morris is Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz (9). (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nicolas Lodeiro scored from the penalty spot early in the first half, Jordan Morris added to the lead with his third goal of the season, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 in the MLS is Back tournament.

Seattle clinched a spot in the knockout round of the tournament. Seattle will finish either second or third in Group B, depending on Chicago's final group stage match. 

The top four third-place finishers among all the group advance to the round of 16 and Seattle has at worst clinched one of those spots. Raul Ruidiaz also scored for the Sounders.