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  • October 22, 2011
  • • 7:00 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 21000
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Colorado Rapids

Doug Pensinger

The Rapids travel north of the border to face Vancouver, looking to avoid finishing the season with the league's worst record.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-4-2): Cannon; Brovsky, DeMerit, Rochat, Harvey; Salinas, Thorrington, Koffie, Khalfan; Camilo, Jarju.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery); GK Brian Sylvestre (L knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Jonathan Leathers (R hamstring strain); DF Carlyle Mitchell (R groin strain); MF Russell Teibert (R toe laceration)

PROBABLE: MF John Thorrington (L groin strain)

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Marshall; Mullan, Larentowicz, Mastroeni, Thompson; Cummings, Nyassi.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (R knee arthroscopic surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Pablo Mastroeni (concussion); MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain / R calf strain)

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Colorado was eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League this week, with a loss to Santos Laguna. A Metapán win against Real España knocked it out.

  • Vancouver finished off a winless road season last week with a 2-0 loss at FC Dallas
  • The Rapids are assured of either the #2 or #3 Wild Card seed, and can clinch the #2 spot with a win in this game, or help from other teams.
  • The Whitecaps are one point ahead of New England in their quest to avoid finishing the season as the league's bottom team.
  • Colorado lost the Rocky Mountain Cup to archrivals Real Salt Lake last week with a 0-0 draw. RSL had won the first meeting between the sides.

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Available Squads
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
2Jordan HarveyDefender
12Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
16Nizar KhalfanMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
23Long TanStriker
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
18Jay NollyGoalkeeper
2Michael BoxallDefender
-Davide ChiumientoMidfielder
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
36Mustapha Alasan JarjuStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
-Miguel CommingesDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Joseph NaneMidfielder
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
-Sanna NyassiMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Scott PalgutaDefender
-Edward Kwame AbabioDefender
16Ross LaBauexMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
18Caleb FolanStriker

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