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  • July 9, 2011
  • • 9:05 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: A. Prus
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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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Players to watch

C. Casey

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

J. Harvey

Position: Defender

Games: 34

  • 2
  • 6
  • 1

Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Whitecaps

  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

Head To Head

Colorado Rapids

Whitecaps

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
Draw
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
59%
30%

Top 3 Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
2 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI

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