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  • July 4, 2012
  • • 9:35 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: D. Gantar
  • • Attendance: 18757
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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.

  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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Colorado Rapids

Whitecaps

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
Draw
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
40%
48%

Top 3 Predictions

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

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