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  • July 9, 2011
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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Vancouver Whitecaps

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Vancouver Whitecaps

The Whitecaps will be looking for a rare win, but have a tough challenge in the form of Conor Casey and the Rapids.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Moor, Wynne; Larentowicz, LaBauex, Mullan, Thompson; Casey, Cummings


INJURY REPORT


QUESTIONABLE: FW Macoumba Kandji (L knee ACL tear);

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); MF Joseph Nane (R shoulder strain); FW Omar Cummings (R ankle sprain); MF Jamie Smith (R calf strain); MF Brian Mullan (lower back spasms); DF Anthony Wallace (R quad strain)

Vancouver Whitecpas (4-4-2): Cannon; Knight, Boxall, Leathers, Rochat; Dunfield, Koffie, Vagenas, Khalfan; Camilo, Salgado.


INJURY REPORT


OUT: DF Jay DeMerit (R adductor strain); FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery);

DOUBTFUL: MF John Thorrington (R calf strain);

QUESTIONABLE: MF Davide Chiumiento (R hamstring strain); FW Eric Hassli (R foot contusion)


DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Vancouver Whitecaps have only earned 14 points this season and could be without Davide Chiumiento and Eric Hassli once again.

  • Colorado sits fifth in the west, a full 10 points clear of Vancouver.
  • Vancouver did pick up some defensive help this week in the form of Jordan Harvey, who the team got in a trade with Philadelphia.
  • The Rapids' last win came against the league's other expansion team, Portland, on June 11.
  • Since then the defending champions have taken heavy losses to the Galaxy and Crew, and earned draws against Houston and Kansas City
  • Conor Casey leads the Rapids in scoring with five goals on the season, but his partner from last season, Omar Cummings has only scored twice this term.

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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
2Danny EarlsDefender
3Drew MoorDefender
-Anthony WallaceMidfielder
22Marvell WynneDefender
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
18Caleb FolanStriker
6Conor CaseyStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Joseph NaneMidfielder
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
-Scott PalgutaDefender
11Brian MullanMidfielder
11Sanna NyassiMidfielder
9Andre AkpanStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
4Alain RochatDefender
25Jonathon LeathersDefender
2Michael BoxallDefender
2Jordan HarveyDefender
16Nizar KhalfanMidfielder
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
17Omar SalgadoStriker
18Jay NollyGoalkeeper
12Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
14Greg JanickiDefender
3Bilal DucketDefender
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
8Wes KnightDefender
23Long TanStriker
Players to Watch
Conor Casey
Conor Casey
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
16 6 1 0
Jordan Harvey
Jordan Harvey
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 2
Games Goals YC RC
19 2 2 1
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