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Played
March 9, 2013 7:40 PM EST
BC Place Stadium — Vancouver, British Columbia
Referee:‬ D. Fischer‎
Attendance:‬ 18078‎
 

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Columbus Crew

Vancouver welcomes Columbus, which has failed to earn at least a point in only one trip to Canada.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Rochat, Rusin, O'Brien, YP Lee; Koffie, Davidson; Manneh, Kobayashi, Mattocks; Miller.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bryce Alderson (R knee pain), Omar Salgado (R foot pain), Matt Watson (R knee pain)

Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Wahl, Glauber, Marshall, Williams; Viania, O'Rourke; Gaven, Higuain, Oduro; Arrieta.

Injury Report:

None reported.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both of these teams won their opening matches to the 2013 MLS season. The Crew dismantled Chivas to the tune of 3-0 and Vancouver edged Toronto FC 1-0.
  • The Crew's record against Canadian teams is 3-1-5. They won their only game in Vancouver. However, the Whitecaps won in the last meeting when a Lee Young-Pyo set piece settled it.
  • Jay DeMerit ruptured his Achilles in the first few minutes of the match against Toronto.
  • In the three MLS meetings between these teams, all five goals have come in second halves.
  • Federico Higuain, last year's Newcomer of the Year, scored a gorgeous long-range curler to start the current campaign off on a similar foot.


Field Report
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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 9, 2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Columbus Crew 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 28, 2012 Columbus Crew 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 6, 2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 - Columbus Crew 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 30, 2011 Columbus Crew 2 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
-Brad RusinDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
40Andy O'BrienDefender
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
16Daigo KobayashiMidfielder
9Kenny MillerStriker
11Darren MattocksStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
19Erik HurtadoStriker
23Kekuta MannehStriker
-Corey HertzogStriker
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
27GláuberDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
24A. VianaDefender
8Dominic OduroStriker
17Ben SpeasStriker
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
-Drew BeckieDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
26Ryan FinleyStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1