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  • August 13, 2011
  • • 7:35 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
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MLS Preview: D.C. United - Vancouver Whitecaps

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Vancouver Whitecaps

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Dwayne De Rosario looks for his third-straight multi-goal game as Vancouver visits RFK Stadium for the first time.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

D.C. United (4-4-2): Cronin; Kitchen, Jakovic, McDonald, Woolard; Najar, De Rosario, Simms, Pontius; Wolff, Davies. 

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Branko Boskovic (L ACL tear); DF Jed Zayner (L knee sprain);

PROBABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (R ankle sprain); GK Joe Willis (L little finger fracture)

Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Nolly; Leathers, Boxall, Rochat, Harvey; Koffie, Camilo, Vagenas, Chiumiento; Hassli, Jarju.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery);

QUESTIONABLE: DF Alain Rochat (L adductor strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Dwayne De Rosario has earned back-to-back MLS Player of the Week honors, the most recent of which came after he scored a hat-trick in last week's 3-3 home draw against Toronto FC.

  • Vancouver won its first game since June on Sunday, defeating Chicago 4-2 at home. Eric Hassli had a brace and now has 10 goals on the season, one off the Golden Boot lead.
  • D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will miss the match after receiving a red card against Toronto in the seventh minute of action.
  • The Whitecaps announced this week that Carolina RailHawks coach Martin Rennie will be the team's head coach starting in 2012. Current coach Tom Soehn will return to the front office.
  • United is two points outside of a playoff spot, and is looking for its first postseason berth since 2007.
  • D.C. United has just two home wins this season (2-3-5), tied for second-fewest in MLS.

Last Five Matches

Whitecaps

  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

Head To Head

DC United

Whitecaps

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

DC United DCU
DC United DC United
Draw
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
60%
30%

Top 3 Predictions

DC United DCU
2 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
DC United DCU
1 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
DC United DCU
2 - 4
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI

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