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  • October 3, 2012
  • • 22:07
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Chivas USA

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Chivas USA

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The Whitecaps are in desperate need of three points against Chivas USA, which has lost six matches in a row.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Knighton; Lee, O'Brien, DeMerit, Harvey; Koffie, Rochat; Camilo, Robson, Watson; Miller.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Etienne Barbara (lower back pain); MF John Thorrington (L hamstring strain);

QUESTIONABLE: FW Darren Mattocks (R hamstring strain)
Chivas USA (4-3-3): Kennedy; Riley, Califf, Valencia, Jazic; LaBrocca, Joseph, Minda; Bolanos, Agudelo, Townsend.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Ryan Smith (concussion);

DOUBTFUL: GK Tim Melia (lower back);

PROBABLE: DF Jorge Villafaña (L calf contusion); MF Ben Zemanski (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Vancouver saw its winless run stretched to seven games in a 0-0 draw with Seattle on Saturday. The Whitecaps are still hanging on to the fifth and final playoff spot in the West, two points ahead of FC Dallas.
  • Chivas USA lost 4-0 to Real Salt Lake on Saturday evening at The Home Depot Center, extending its losing streak to six games
  • These teams are meeting for the third time this year. Jay DeMerit scored the game’s only goal in a Whitecaps win on March 17, and they played to a scoreless draw July 7.
  • Vancouver has been shut out five times during its seven-game winless skid, having scored just three goals in that stretch.
  • Chivas USA is currently in the midst of a 442 minute goalless drought, the longest in MLS this season.

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18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
40Andy O'BrienDefender
13Barry RobsonMidfielder
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
9Kenny MillerStriker
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
15Martin BonjourDefender
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
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1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
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2Bobby BurlingDefender
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