Vancouver will unveil the newly renovated BC Place for its first MLS match against fellow expansion side and Cascadia rival Portland.
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-4-2): Cannon; Leathers, DeMerit, Rochat, Harvey; Chiumiento, Vagenas, Koffie, Camilo; Hassli, Jarju.||
OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery); GK Brian Sylvestre (L knee surgery); MF Russell Teibert (R toe laceration)
DOUBTFUL: DF Jonathan Leathers (R hamstring strain)
PROBABLE: MF John Thorrington (L groin strain)
|Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Palmer, Danso, Brunner, Chabala; Zizzo, Jewsbury, Chara, Nagbe; Cooper, Perlaza.||
OUT: GK Adin Brown (concussion); DF Kevin Goldthwaite (L knee ACL rupture); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); FW Spencer Thompson (R knee)
PROBABLE: DF Mamadou Danso (R hamstring strain); DF David Horst (L groin strain); GK Troy Perkins (R hip soreness)
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With 37 points, Portland sits two back from the New York Red Bulls, who occupy the 10th and final playoff spot.
- Vancouver has the worst record in the league, with 22 points from 29 games.
- This match will mark the inaugural MLS game in Vancouver's newly renovated BC Place.
- The Timbers will lose five players to the upcoming international dates: Futty Danso (The Gambia), Steve Purdy (El Salvador), Diego Chara (Colombia), James Marcelin (Haiti) and Brian Umony (Uganda).
- Vancouver is in danger of becoming the fourth team in MLS history to record zero away wins for a season.