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  • March 2, 2013
  • • 6:42 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: J. Guzmán
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Toronto FC

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Toronto FC

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The opening day of the 2013 season sees a Canadian rivalry renewed, and Toronto FC has a lot to prove

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Cannon; YP Lee, DeMerit, O'Brien, Harvey; Manneh, Koffie, Rochat, Kobayashi; Miller, Mattocks.

INJURY REPORT

Toronto FC (4-4-2): Bendik; Eckersley, Califf, O'Dea, Hall; Lambe, Dunfield, Osorio, Welshman; Silva, Braun.

INJURY REPORT

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • TFC came out on top in three meetings with Vancouver last year, winning 3-2 in the only league meeting and  recording a win and a draw in the Canadian Championship.
  • Toronto FC set the record for worst start to an MLS season with nine consecutive losses in 2012.
  • Last year, the Vancouver Whitecaps became the first Canadian club in the MLS playoffs, finishing fifth in the Western Conference.
  • Toronto rookie Kyle Bekker has already amassed two caps for the Canadian national team despite being yet to play a single professional minute. The Boston College product played against Denmark and the United States in January.
  • This will be the third straight year the Whitecaps have opened a season at home against a Canadian opponent. In 2011 and 2012, Vancouver hosted Toronto and Montreal, respectively.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Whitecaps

Toronto

Wins
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3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
Draw
Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
62%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 2
Toronto FC TOR
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 0
Toronto FC TOR
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 1
Toronto FC TOR

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