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  • May 5, 2012
  • • 7:08 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: C. Penso
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - San Jose Earthquakes

The misfiring Whitecaps will take on Major League Soccer's hottest team and, arguably, its most effective scorer.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Harvey; Koffie, Davidson, Watson; Le Toux, Hassli, Sanvezzo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Darren Mattocks (R shoulder burn); GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery)

PROBABLE: MF Jun Marques Davidson (R adductor strain); FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain); FW Camilo Sanvezzo (R quad strain)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Opara, Hernandez, Corrales; Chavez, Stephenson, Moreno, Dawkins; Lenhart, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Victor Bernardez (L knee MCL sprain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); FW Alan Gordon (L hamstring strain); MF Shea Salinas (L clavicle fracture); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • With his two goals in San Jose's 5-3 win over D.C. United, Chris Wondolowski has jumped back into the lead of the MLS Golden Boot race. He has 10 goals from nine games.
  • Wondolowski has had particular scoring success against the Whitecaps. In three games against the Canadians, he's found the net five times.
  • San Jose's 5-3 Win over D.C. United was the highest scoring MLS game so far this season.
  • Vancouver comes into this game riding a two-game streak in which it has recorded 1-0 wins. In eight games this season, the Whitecaps have recorded six shutouts.
  • This will be the second meeting this season between these two sides. On April 7, Sebastien Le Toux's opener was trumped by two goals from Chris Wondolowski and one from Alan Gordon.

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Last Five Matches
Odds
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Available Squads
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
15Martin BonjourDefender
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
17Omar SalgadoStriker
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
-Davide ChiumientoMidfielder
29Eric HassliStriker
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
18Marvin ChávezMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
-David BinghamGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
-T. MorenoMidfielder
-Jean AlexandreMidfielder
17Sam GarzaStriker
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
Players to Watch
Jay DeMerit
Jay DeMerit
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
11 0 0 0
Chris Wondolowski
Chris Wondolowski
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 8
Games Goals YC RC
12 7 1 0
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