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July 4, 2012 9:35 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Vancouver Whitecaps

The Rapids can close to within a point of Vancouver with a home win on the Fourth of July.

By Seth Vertelney

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Freeman, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Mullan, Larentowicz, Rivero, Castrillon; Casey, Cummings.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches)

PROBABLE: DF Kosuke Kimura (L foot contusion), MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear); FW Conor Casey (R hamstring strain); DF Marvell Wynne (R hamstring strain); FW Omar Cummings (L ankle sprain)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-3-3): Cannon; Rochat, Bonjour, DeMerit, Lee; Davidson, Koffie, Thorrington; Robson, Mattocks, Le Toux.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery recovery); FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture); GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery recovery); MF John Thorrington (R quad strain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Matt Watson (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Rapids forward Conor Casey and midfielder Jamie Smith each scored their first goals of the season in a 3-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday.
  • This is the second meeting between the two teams this season. The Whitecaps defeated the Rapids 1-0 in Vancouver on June 16.
  • Vancouver head coach Martin Rennie said that new Designated Player Barry Robson will make his team debut in this match, but declined to say if he will start or not.
  • With seven wins, the Whitecaps have already surpassed last year's expansion-year total of six wins.
  • These two teams are next to each other in the Western Conference standings. Colorado is in fifth place with 22 points, and Vancouver is in fourth place with 26 points.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 27, 2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 19, 2013 Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 17, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 23, 2012 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 2
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-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
3Drew MoorDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
-Joseph NaneDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
-EduStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
15Martin BonjourDefender
13Barry RobsonMidfielder
-Davide ChiumientoMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
-Greg KlazuraDefender
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
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