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  • May 19, 2012
  • • 17:10
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 21000
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Seattle Sounders

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Seattle Sounders

The first Cascadia Cup matchup of the 2012 season sees the Sounders and the Whitecaps both looking to bounce back from tough losses.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Rochat; Koffie, Davidson, Chiumiento; Le Toux, Hassli, Sanvezzo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Atiba Harris (R quad contusion)
Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Meredith; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Burch; Rosales, Alonso, Rose, Estrada; Johnson, Montero.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); DF Michael Tetteh (L hamstring strain); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain); DF Patrick Ianni (lower back pain); MF Brad Evans (R calf strain)

PROBABLE: MF Alvaro Fernandez (R quad strain); DF Leo Gonzalez (L quad strain)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This will be the first Cascadia Cup meeting of the 2012 season. Seattle won last year's edition, posting an unbeaten 2-0-2 record against its Pacific Northwest rivals.
  • With 17 points gleaned from its 5-3-2 record, Vancouver is off to the hottest 10-game start in an expansion team’s sophomore season since the 1999 Chicago Fire went 6-4-0 with 18 points to begin the year.
  • Seattle still has not conceded more than a single goal in any game this season, having allowed just four goals in 10 games, the league's stingiest defensive record.
  • David Estrada has been a pleasant surprise for the Sounders this season. Having played just six games his first two years in the league, the UCLA product leads Seattle with four goals in 10 games.
  • Eric Hassli may score great goals, but the Frenchman needs to mind his manners. The big striker's four yellow cards is the worst disciplinary record on the Whitecaps.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Whitecaps

Seattle Sounders

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
Draw
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
22%
25%
53%

Top 3 Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 1
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 1
Seattle Sounders FC SOU

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