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  • October 2, 2011
  • • 4:45 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 21000
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Portland Timbers

Steve Dykes

Vancouver will unveil the newly renovated BC Place for its first MLS match against fellow expansion side and Cascadia rival Portland.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-4-2): Cannon; Leathers, DeMerit, Rochat, Harvey; Chiumiento, Vagenas, Koffie, Camilo; Hassli, Jarju.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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)


DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

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