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  • March 24, 2012
  • • 10:07 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 19394

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC - D.C. United

Buoyed by a first-ever away win in MLS history, Vancouver hosts D.C. United. The teams split last season's meetings.

Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; YP Lee, DeMerit, Bonjour, Rochat; Watson, Davidson; Le Toux, Camilo, Chiumiento; Hassli.


OUT: FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain); MF John Thorrington (L quad strain); MF Michael Nanchoff (L heel contusion); FW Darren Mattocks (R shoulder burn)

QUESTIONABLE: GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery); FW Atiba Harris (L knee pain); MF Gershon Koffie (R ankle pain)

PROBABLE: GK Joe Cannon (L quad contusion)
D.C. United (4-4-1-1): Willis, Russell, Dudar, McDonald, Korb; Cruz, Saragosa, Boskovic, Pontius; De Rosario; M. Santos.


OUT: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); DF Ethan White (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L groin strain)

  • Vancouver won on the road for the first time in MLS history against Chivas USA last week. Jay DeMerit scored his first league goal in the 1-0 victory.
  • The perfect start to the 2012 season came on the back of the first back-to-back clean sheets the Whitecaps have posted in MLS.
  • D.C. United has lost both matches of the 2012 season, with defeats to each of the 2011 regular season conference toppers: Sporting Kansas City and LA Galaxy.
  • D.C. will be without Andy Najar (Honduras), Perry Kitchen and Bill Hamid (both USA) due to Olympic qualifying. The Whitecaps lost Bryce Alderson and Russell Teibert to the Canada U-23 team.
  • Darren Mattocks, the second selection in the most recent SuperDraft, will miss the game through injury after a cooking accident. The speedy striker burned his right arm and shoulder.
  • These teams split last season's games, each winning at home.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
15Martin BonjourDefender
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
-Davide ChiumientoMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
29Eric HassliStriker
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
-Floyd FranksMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
17Omar SalgadoStriker
23Long TanStriker
-Joe WillisGoalkeeper
3Robbie RussellDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Emiliano Ariel DudarDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
44Danny CruzMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
-Andrew DykstraGoalkeeper
-Dejan JakovicDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
-Stephen KingMidfielder
-Josh WolffStriker

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