Seattle wins, Valeri dazzles, Yallop exits this week in MLS

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Lamar Neagle scored the winning goal for the Seattle in a 3-2 Cascadia Cup triumph over Vancouver.

Lamar Neagle scored the winning goal for the Seattle in a 3-2 Cascadia Cup triumph over Vancouver.

The truth is that the 2013 Earthquakes are simply less efficient at both ends of the field. Behind the tales of never-say-die spirit, beneath the passion, there was a clinical quality to the "Goonies" of 2012. They battled to earn those last-gasp chances - and then, as often as not, they took them. This year? Not so much.