MLS Preview: D.C. United - Vancouver Whitecaps
Vancouver's hold on the final playoff spot in the West is shaky, while lowly D.C. has turned it around in recent days.
By Keith Hickey
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, Shanosky, Woolard, Rochat; DeLeon, Kitchen, Thorrington, Neal; Pajoy, De Rosario.
OUT: Dejan Jakovic (L adductor strain), Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction), James Riley (L adductor strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Dwayne De Rosario (R hip flexor strain), Chris Pontius (concussion), Kyle Porter (L calf strain), Carlos Ruiz (R groin strain), Marcelo Saragosa (R knee surgery), Ethan White (L hip flexor strain)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Cannon; Lee, Mitchell, Leveron, Harvey; Kobayashi, Reo-Coker, Watson; Teibert, Miller, Sanvezzo.
OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Andy OʼBrien (R hamstring strain), Brad Rusin (L calf strain), Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: Gershon Koffie (R quad strain)
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D.C. United occupies the unenviable bottom position in both the Eastern Conference and MLS as a whole. The capital club has just nine points - the only side yet to breach double digits - from 16 games.
- United's are in decent form however. With a win over San Jose last week and recent good results in the U.S. Open Cup, the black-and-red have won three of their last four in all competitions, and lost just one of their last five.
- Vancouver is in fifth place in the West, with 22 points from 15 games. The 'Caps occupy the last playoff spot at the moment.
- This Whitecaps are on good form of their own, having won three of their last four, and come into this game with a two-match winning streak.
- These teams met one time last year, playing to a scoreless draw in Vancouver on March 24.
Top 3 Predictions
D.C. United 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 16.67 %
D.C. United 1-2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 16.67 %
D.C. United 0-2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 8.33 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 29, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 24, 2012||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 - D.C. United 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 12, 2011||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 13, 2011||D.C. United 4 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0|
|Oct 27, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 2||MLS|
|Oct 18, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - D.C. United 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 4, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Oct 1, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Real Salt Lake 0||OC|
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|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4||MLS|
|Oct 6, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Sep 28, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|14||Dwayne De Rosario||Midfielder|
|7||Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo||Striker|