Whitecaps keep bounce in their game

BOB MACKIN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:54 AM ET

The Vancouver Whitecaps share USL First Division's top spot with the Atlanta Silverbacks and will put their 13-game unbeaten streak on the line tomorrow night in Seattle.

The Whitecaps visit the Sounders at Qwest Field at 7 p.m. (Team 1040). The Whitecaps, who haven't lost a game since last summer, have the advantage because Seattle visits Portland Timbers tonight.

- The Whitecaps' women imported four American under-21 national team players to fill spots of players seconded by Canada's Women's World Cup team.

Goalkeeper Cori Alexander, defender Holly Gault, midfielder Jill Oakes and forward Ella Masar are joining defending W-League champion Vancouver.

The Seattle Crossfire Sounders visit Swangard Stadium for May 20's season opener.

- The Whitecaps announced the establishment of a full-time residency program to develop elite under-17 and under-19 players. Thomas Niendorf was hired to head the Simon Fraser University-based program. Niendorf has helped Calgary's Owen Hargreaves become a star with German powerhouse Bayern Munich.

- Canada's men's U-20 World Cup team hosts Argentina at Toronto's new BMO Field today while the Women's World Cup squad visits U.S. in Frisco, Texas tomorrow.


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