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  • March 9, 2013
  • • 7:40 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: Drew Fischer
  • • Attendance: 18078
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Columbus Crew

Vancouver welcomes Columbus, which has failed to earn at least a point in only one trip to Canada.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Rochat, Rusin, O'Brien, YP Lee; Koffie, Davidson; Manneh, Kobayashi, Mattocks; Miller.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bryce Alderson (R knee pain), Omar Salgado (R foot pain), Matt Watson (R knee pain)

Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Wahl, Glauber, Marshall, Williams; Viania, O'Rourke; Gaven, Higuain, Oduro; Arrieta.

Injury Report:

None reported.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both of these teams won their opening matches to the 2013 MLS season. The Crew dismantled Chivas to the tune of 3-0 and Vancouver edged Toronto FC 1-0.
  • The Crew's record against Canadian teams is 3-1-5. They won their only game in Vancouver. However, the Whitecaps won in the last meeting when a Lee Young-Pyo set piece settled it.
  • Jay DeMerit ruptured his Achilles in the first few minutes of the match against Toronto.
  • In the three MLS meetings between these teams, all five goals have come in second halves.
  • Federico Higuain, last year's Newcomer of the Year, scored a gorgeous long-range curler to start the current campaign off on a similar foot.

Last Five Matches

Whitecaps

  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

Head To Head

Whitecaps

Columbus Crew

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
60%
27%

Top 3 Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE

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