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  • May 5, 2012
  • • 7:08 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: C. Penso
  • • Attendance: 19271
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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.

Players to watch

J. DeMerit

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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C. Wondolowski

Position: Attacker

Games: 16

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Whitecaps

SJ Earthquakes

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
Draw
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
43%
43%

Top 3 Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 3
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 1
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 0
San Jose Earthquakes SJE

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