The sputtering Whitecaps, winless in four, will attempt to change their fortunes against poor-traveling FC Dallas.
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, Demerit, Harvey; Harris, Watson, Thorrington, Chiumiento; Le Toux, Hassli.
OUT: FW Darren Mattocks (R shoulder burn); DF Alain Rochat (L knee sprain); GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery)
DOUBTFUL: FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain); MF Michael Nanchoff (L heel contusion)
|FC Dallas (4-4-2): Hartman; Jackson, John, Ihemelu, Loyd; Rodriguez, Hernandez, Jacobson, Shea; Castillo, Perez.
OUT: MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain); MF Andrew Wiedeman (sports hernia repair)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain); DF Hernan Pertuz (R foot strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Dallas has won two games in a row thanks to late goals. Brek Shea’s goal in the 88th minute in the 2-1 win over Montréal followed Ugo Ihemelu’s stoppage-time winner against New England.
- Blas Perez has been Dallas' main attacking threat this season, scoring three goals and contributing three assists in six games.
- Vancouver has yet to earn a point from this meeting, losing 2-1 and 2-0 to Dallas in its inaugural 2011 season.
- After opening the season with an impressive 428 minute shutout streak, Vancouver has allowed six goals in its last 112 minutes of play.
- Sebastien Le Toux has been an impressive signing for the Whitecaps, playing every minute so far and leading the team with three goals.