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  • October 6, 2011
  • • 9:35 PM
  • • Empire Field, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: C. Penso
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Real Salt Lake

Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake (Getty)

Real Salt Lake makes its first-ever trip to Vancouver to face the team with the lowest points total in Major League Soccer.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Vancouver Whitecpas (4-4-2): Cannon; Harvey, Boxall, Leathers, Rochat; Nanchoff, Koffie, Chiumiento, Khalfan; Camilo, Hassli.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery);

DOUBTFUL: DF Jay DeMerit (R adductor strain);

QUESTIONABLE: MF Russell Teibert (R hip flexor);

PROBABLE: MF Davide Chiumiento (R hamstring strain) MF Terry Dunfield (R adductor strain) FW Eric Hassli (R ankle sprain) FW Omar Salgado (L hamstring) MF John Thorrington (R calf strain)

Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Wingert, Olave, Borchers, Beltran; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Williams, Johnson; Gil, Espindola

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Javier Morales (L ankle fracture dislocation); FW Paulo Jr. (L hamstring strain);

QUESTIONABLE: GK Nick Rimando (R ankle sprain); DF Robbie Russell (R adductor strain);

PROBABLE: FW Arturo Alvarez (R hamstring strain); FW Fabian Espíndola (L hamstring strain); DF Rauwshan McKenzie (lower back spasms); FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee swelling)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Whitecaps are in the midst of some roster reshuffling, as they acquired Jordan Harvey from Philadelphia last week, then signed forward Mustapha Jarju as their second DP this week, before trading Terry Dunfield to Toronto FC for allocation money.

  • Real Salt Lake could be dealing with some fatigue, as it fielded nearly a first-choice lineup in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to FC Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup
  • Vancouver will have a quick turnaround after this match, hosting Manchester City at Empire Field in an exhibition just two days after facing Real Salt Lake.
  • RSL has now gone six MLS matches unbeaten after defeating FC Dallas 2-0 in league play on Saturday.
  • With Camilo's goal against Colorado last weekend, he tied Eric Hassli for the team lead with six.
  • RSL midfielder Luis Gil was named to the U.S. U-18 Milk Cup side this week. The tournament will take place July 21-30 in Northern Ireland.
  • Michael Nanchoff, one of two Vancouver first round picks this year, made his first MLS start against Colorado.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Vancouver Whitecaps

Real Salt Lake

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vancouver Whitecaps
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
35%
51%

Top 3 Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
0 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL

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