MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC - D.C. United
Buoyed by a first-ever away win in MLS history, Vancouver hosts D.C. United. The teams split last season's meetings.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; YP Lee, DeMerit, Bonjour, Rochat; Watson, Davidson; Le Toux, Camilo, Chiumiento; Hassli.||
OUT: FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain); MF John Thorrington (L quad strain); MF Michael Nanchoff (L heel contusion); FW Darren Mattocks (R shoulder burn)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery); FW Atiba Harris (L knee pain); MF Gershon Koffie (R ankle pain)
PROBABLE: GK Joe Cannon (L quad contusion)
|D.C. United (4-4-1-1): Willis, Russell, Dudar, McDonald, Korb; Cruz, Saragosa, Boskovic, Pontius; De Rosario; M. Santos.||
OUT: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); DF Ethan White (R knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L groin strain)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Vancouver won on the road for the first time in MLS history against Chivas USA last week. Jay DeMerit scored his first league goal in the 1-0 victory.
- The perfect start to the 2012 season came on the back of the first back-to-back clean sheets the Whitecaps have posted in MLS.
- D.C. United has lost both matches of the 2012 season, with defeats to each of the 2011 regular season conference toppers: Sporting Kansas City and LA Galaxy.
- D.C. will be without Andy Najar (Honduras), Perry Kitchen and Bill Hamid (both USA) due to Olympic qualifying. The Whitecaps lost Bryce Alderson and Russell Teibert to the Canada U-23 team.
- Darren Mattocks, the second selection in the most recent SuperDraft, will miss the game through injury after a cooking accident. The speedy striker burned his right arm and shoulder.
- These teams split last season's games, each winning at home.
Top 3 Predictions
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-0 D.C. United
- 80 %
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-1 D.C. United
- 10 %
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-1 D.C. United
- 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|
|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|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
|7||Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo||Striker|
|-||Emiliano Ariel Dudar||Defender|
|14||Dwayne De Rosario||Midfielder|
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