Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson said his side's inability to attack was "not acceptable" as his side crashed out of the MLS playoffs with Thursday night's 2-0 defeat to the Seattle Sounders.
Clint Dempsey scored twice to lead the defending champions into the Western Conference final, while the Whitecaps rarely looked like a threat to score.
"They deservedly beat us over two legs," Robinson said. "We just weren't quite good enough to get over that hump."
Robinson rued his side's inability...
SEATTLE -- Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer hailed Clint Dempsey's big-game chops in the aftermath of his team's 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.
"Big time players make big plays, right?" Schmetzer asked reporters. "Tonight, you saw Dempsey make some big plays."
Dempsey scored in the 56th and 88th minutes as the defending MLS Cup champions booked a place in the Western Conference finals for a second-straight season.