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  • October 15, 2011
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MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

FC Dallas

Vancouver goes in search of a first away win in its expansion season against Dallas, which clinched a playoff spot midweek.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, Ihemelu, John, Benitez; Hernandez; Jackson, Cruz, Villar, Shea; Chavez.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); MF Andrew Wiedeman (groin); GK Josh Lambo (jaw)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-4-2): Cannon; Brovsky, DeMerit, Rochat, Harvey; Salinas, Thorrington, Koffie, Khalfan; Camilo, Tan.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery); DF Jonathan Leathers (R hamstring strain); GK Brian Sylvestre (L knee surgery); MF Russell Teibert (R toe laceration)

PROBABLE: MF John Thorrington (L groin strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • With midweek 2-1 wins, FC Dallas sealed a playoff berth and Vancouver moved off the bottom of the table. Dallas was playing the Chicago Fire and the Whitecaps overcame D.C. United.

  • Last week, Camilo and Eric Hassli of Vancouver became only the third pair of foreign-born teammates to score at least 10 goals apiece as first-year newcomers to MLS. The others were Preki and Vitalis Takawira for Kansas City in 1996, and Adolfo Valencia and Alex Comas for the MetroStars in 2000.
  • Camilo has 12 goals, two off the league lead. Davide Chiumiento, who was dropped from the 18 Wednesday, is fifth in the league with nine assists.
  • Hassli has lost his starting spot in the past two games to Long Tan. Against D.C., Tan became the first Chinese-born player to score in MLS, and the Whitecaps have won two games in a row.
  • Vancouver, 0-11-5 outside of British Columbia, will become the fourth club to go winless on the road in an MLS season unless it defeats Dallas Saturday. LA Galaxy in 2003 (0-9-6), Real Salt Lake in 2005 (0-14-2) and New York in 2009 (0-13-2) are the other teams with that ignominy.
  • The clubs first met on April 23 at Empire Field in Vancouver. A late strike from Eric Avila snapped a tied scoreline to give FC Dallas a 2-1 victory.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Dallas

Whitecaps

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
Draw
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
69%
25%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Dallas DAL
2 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
FC Dallas DAL
1 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
FC Dallas DAL
2 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI

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