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A late goal by Carlyle Mitchell wasnt enough for Vancouver Whitecaps FC to avoid their second straight 2-1 loss to Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday morning at the Kino Sports Complex. Michael Porter Jersey . Down 2-0, the Trinidadian defender brought the Caps to within one goal after heading in a Nicolas Mezquida corner in the 78th minute. Vancouver nearly equalized moments later, when Uruguayan midfielder Sebastien Fernandez released Darren Mattocks into the Sounders 18-yard-box, but the Jamaicans left-footed effort trickled just wide of the post as Whitecaps FCs comeback bid fell just short. "Winning and losing is a fine line," said head coach Carl Robinson. "You saw today that it was pretty even game. They took their two chances, we ended up scoring and missing a penalty and getting a chance in the last minute and we lose the game. Its preseason … Im not really focused on results at the moment. Im focused on fitness and also on combinations." Unlike Vancouvers first two preseason matches in Casa Grande, Sundays contest in Tucson was made up of three 30-minute periods rather than two halves. The Caps went with an experienced squad again on Sunday, with players like David Ousted, Jay DeMerit, and Nigel Reo-Coker making their second straight starts. Right back Steven Beitashour also made his first start as a member of Whitecaps FC and midfielder Russell Teibert made his first appearance of the preseason. The 21-year-old Canadian, who played in a holding midfielder position alongside Reo-Coker, was lively throughout the opening 45 minutes in defending and attacking positions. After a fairly uneventful opening 20 minutes, in which Whitecaps FC looked comfortable in possession, Seattle broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute on the strength of a Kevin Parsemain volley from the top of the box. Teibert had Vancouvers best chance to even the match in the 38th, as he took to the penalty spot after Hurtado was hauled down, only to see his attempt sail over the goal. Despite the miss, the Caps manager said he liked what he saw from the young Canadian. "I thought he was great," said Robinson. "He wanted the ball all the time, he was dropping deep to get on the ball, and he was spraying passes. I thought it was a very positive performance from Russell." Andy Rose scored the eventual winner for Sounders FC in the 50th minute. In the build-up, Sean Okoli headed a Chad Barrett cross across goal to the near post, where Rose headed it in past a sprawling Marco Carducci. The Caps will return to Casa Grande on Sunday, where a number of Vancouvers trialists and recent draft picks will play a scrimmage against Indy Eleven on Monday, before flying back to Vancouver on Wednesday. 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Coverage begins with Football Night in America at 7pm et/4pm pt. "Youve got try to rattle him as much as you can," Mathis said. Its never been easy for a veteran team like the Patriots to do, and it wont be any simpler for Lucks young Colts (4-2), who have never been through a week quite like this. Mannings return to Indy has been hyped 24/7, helped along by Denver coach John Foxs criticism and the ensuing media outcry over comments made by Colts owner Jim Irsay — comments that were virtually identical to what he had been saying for months. There has been curiosity over how long and exactly what the Colts will do to honour Manning during pregame festivities. And, of course, everyone wants to know what will be going through Mannings masterful mind as he suits up in Lucas Oil Stadiums visiting locker room for the first time. "For me to predict, I just cant give you an answer," Manning said, a tactful attempt to deflect attention from himself. "I guess Ill know a little more after the game." What Wayne and Mathis know better than most is how good Manning can be. Nobody has thrown more touchdown passes through six games (22) and no quarterback since 1950 has produced more double-digit winning streaks. Manning has officially done it five times, six when counting the four-game playoff run that led to his only Super Bowl title, a string the league does not count. Denvers 17-game winning streak is tied for the fourth longest in NFL history. Not long ago, Manning was doing all this in Indy. Colts fans remember his record-breaking 2004 season with 49 TD passes, and Mathis and Wayne played key roles in Indys league-record 23-game winning streak led by Manning in 2008-09. They were also around for the 13-0 start in 2005 when Indys average winning margin was 16.3 points. Its different this time. Mannings Broncos (6-0) are on pace to shatter the NFLs single-season scoring record and, fair or not, many will watch Sunday nights game to see whether Luck can live up to the standards Manning established. But if Mathis and Wayne learned anything from Manning, its this: forget the sideshows. "Its a big game to us just because every game is a big game. Were coming off a loss. We really feel like we didnt display our talents the way we should have last week," Wayne said. "We get annother opportunity to change that over, to kind of change some thoughts in peoples minds. Thomas Welsh Jersey. ... Im just ready to play." Here are five things to watch Sunday night: HEAD GAMES: Mannings ability to call plays at the line of scrimmage is second to none. Wayne, Mathis and Antoine Bethea saw Manning do it in practice and on games days for nearly a decade. Colts coach Chuck Pagano plans to take advantage of that expertise this weekend, but its unclear how much it will help. Wayne told reporters this week that his insights would be irrelevant because Manning would "change it anyway." But watching the mind games between Manning and his ex-teammates should be one of the nights more intriguing matchups. NO. 1 vs. NO. 1: The Luck-Manning showdown will be the feature attraction of Week 7, and with good reason. This is the first time in the common draft era that two quarterbacks drafted No. 1 overall by the same franchise played for that team and later met in a game. John Elway and Jeff George were also taken No. 1 overall by the Colts and squared off four times, but Elway was traded to Denver without ever playing for the Colts. Manning and Luck also happen be two of the leagues best. KEEPING UP WITH THE BRONCOS: Denvers 44.2 points per game translates into more than 700 points over the 16-game schedule. At that rate, most opponents will be forced into playing catch-up. The trick for Indy will be controlling the ball. As the Colts have repeatedly said, they want this team to be more balanced between run and pass, and the addition of Trent Richardson should help that transformation. If the Colts control the clock, they could control the game. FINAL IMPRESSIONS: Everybody knows about Mannings late-game heroics. But Luck has been every bit as good since coming into the league last season. His seventh fourth-quarter comebacks in 2012 set a rookie record and were tied for the most by any quarterback since 1970. Luck has produced two more fourth-quarter rallies this season, and this time hes getting some help from the defence, which has allowed just 13 points in the fourth quarter of the first six games. HOME, SWEET, HOME: Indy has traditionally been one of the leagues best home teams, and Luck has only added to the reputation by going 9-2 since last season. But Manning has been every bit as comfortable at Lucas Oil Stadium, which many credit him for getting the funding to build. Manning was 19-5 at the retractable-roof stadium from 2008-10, and until last season, one of the Manning quarterbacks had won in Indy every season since 1998 (Eli won the Super Bowl in Indy after the 2011 season when Peyton sat out the year). Could it happen this weekend? Stay tuned. ___ AP NFL website: http://pro32.ap.org/poll ' ' '