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Played
June 29, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ M. Foerster‎
Attendance:‬ 13122‎
 
 

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

Russell Teibert - Vancouver Whitecaps
Canada Soccer / Frid
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D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, Shanosky, Woolard, Rochat; DeLeon, Kitchen, Thorrington, Neal; Pajoy, De Rosario. 

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 29, 2013 D.C. United 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 24, 2012 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 - D.C. United 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 12, 2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - D.C. United 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 13, 2011 D.C. United 4 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0
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28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
15Ethan WhiteDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-Sainey NyassiMidfielder
19Kyle PorterStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
26James RileyDefender
33Taylor KempDefender
17Conor ShanoskyMidfielder
-Casey TownsendStriker
11C. RuízStriker
-L. PajoyStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
16J. LeverónDefender
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
16Daigo KobayashiMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
9Kenny MillerStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
-Brad RusinDefender
-Greg KlazuraDefender
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
23Kekuta MannehStriker
-Tom HeinemannStriker
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