The Quakes come into Vancouver looking for a playoff battle six-pointer.
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Ousted; Lee, Rusin, Leveron, Harvey; Koffie, Reo-Coker, Kobayashi; Teibert, Camilo, Manneh.
OUT: Darren Mattocks (R knee surgery), Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Kenny Miller (R adductor tightness), Andy OʼBrien (R hamstring strain)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Bingham; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Alas, Cronin, Baca, Salinas; Wondolowski, Gordon.
OUT: Nana Attakora (concussion related symptoms), Mike Fucito (R ankle fracture), Ty Harden (R hip surgery), Tommy Muller (Lower back spasms)
QUESTIONABLE: Dan Gargan (R adductor strain), Walter Martinez (L hamstring strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Vancouver is in the fifth and final playoff spot in Major League Soccer's Western Conference. It has 33 points from 22 matches.
- Although back in eighth in the West, San Jose trails Vancouver by just three points.
- In the one meeting between these teams back on April 6, they split a 1-1 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium.
- Vancouver is on a three-match winless streak. The Whitecaps haven't taken three points since a 3-1 win over chicago on July 14.
- In six all-time MLS clashes, Vancouver has a slight edge with two wins to San Jose's one. There have been three draws.