MLS Preview: D.C. United - Vancouver Whitecaps
Dwayne De Rosario looks for his third-straight multi-goal game as Vancouver visits RFK Stadium for the first time.
By Seth Vertelney
D.C. United (4-4-2): Cronin; Kitchen, Jakovic, McDonald, Woolard; Najar, De Rosario, Simms, Pontius; Wolff, Davies.
OUT: MF Branko Boskovic (L ACL tear); DF Jed Zayner (L knee sprain);
PROBABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (R ankle sprain); GK Joe Willis (L little finger fracture)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Nolly; Leathers, Boxall, Rochat, Harvey; Koffie, Camilo, Vagenas, Chiumiento; Hassli, Jarju.
OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery);
QUESTIONABLE: DF Alain Rochat (L adductor strain)
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Dwayne De Rosario has earned back-to-back MLS Player of the Week honors, the most recent of which came after he scored a hat-trick in last week's 3-3 home draw against Toronto FC.
- Vancouver won its first game since June on Sunday, defeating Chicago 4-2 at home. Eric Hassli had a brace and now has 10 goals on the season, one off the Golden Boot lead.
- D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will miss the match after receiving a red card against Toronto in the seventh minute of action.
- The Whitecaps announced this week that Carolina RailHawks coach Martin Rennie will be the team's head coach starting in 2012. Current coach Tom Soehn will return to the front office.
- United is two points outside of a playoff spot, and is looking for its first postseason berth since 2007.
- D.C. United has just two home wins this season (2-3-5), tied for second-fewest in MLS.
Top 3 Predictions
D.C. United 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 20 %
D.C. United 3-1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 10 %
D.C. United 7-7 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 10 %
|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|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|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|
|13||Austin da Luz||Midfielder|
|7||Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo||Striker|
|36||Mustapha Alasan Jarju||Striker|