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  • August 27, 2011
  • • 7:10 PM
  • • Empire Field, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: N. Bratsis
  • • Attendance: 20226
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Houston Dynamo

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Houston Dynamo

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The Dynamo head north of the border looking for its first road victory of 2011.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Freeman, Hainault, Boswell, Ashe; Clark, Cameron, Davis, Watson; Ching, Costly.

INJURY REPORT

DOUBTFUL: FW Will Bruin (L knee surgery); MF Danny Cruz (R quad strain)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Cannon; Leathers, Boxall, DeMerit, Harvey; Thorrington, Koffie, Vagenas, Chiumiento; Hassli, Camilo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery); MF Russell Teibert (R rib contusion); GK Brian Sylvestre (L knee strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Alexandre Morfaw (L hamstring strain); MF Michael Nanchoff (R hip flexor); MF Jeb Brovsky (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: FW Eric Hassli (back strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Vancouver lost 2-1 at Portland last weekend, as its record fell to 3-13-9. It still has yet to win a road game in MLS.

  • Alex Dixon scored a dramatic late goal against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, as the Dynamo won 3-2 at home.
  • Whitecaps midfielder Nizar Khalfan (Tanzania) and striker Mustapha Jarju (The Gambia) were called up this week for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
  • Four Houston Dynamo players were called up for international duty this week: Andre Hainault (Canada), Carlo Costly (Honduras), Jermaine Taylor and Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamaica).
  • The Whitecaps have the lowest point total in MLS with 18. Second-worst is their Canadian counterpart Toronto FC, and New England.
  • The Dynamo has still failed to win away this season, posting a 0-4-8 record on the road.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Whitecaps

Houston Dynamo

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
Draw
Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
82%

Top 3 Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 3
Houston Dynamo HOU
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 2
Houston Dynamo HOU
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
0 - 4
Houston Dynamo HOU

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