MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Colorado Rapids

The Rapids travel north of the border to face Vancouver, looking to avoid finishing the season with the league's worst record.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-4-2): Cannon; Brovsky, DeMerit, Rochat, Harvey; Salinas, Thorrington, Koffie, Khalfan; Camilo, Jarju.


OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery); GK Brian Sylvestre (L knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Jonathan Leathers (R hamstring strain); DF Carlyle Mitchell (R groin strain); MF Russell Teibert (R toe laceration)

PROBABLE: MF John Thorrington (L groin strain)

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Marshall; Mullan, Larentowicz, Mastroeni, Thompson; Cummings, Nyassi.


OUT: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (R knee arthroscopic surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Pablo Mastroeni (concussion); MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain / R calf strain)

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain)

  • Colorado was eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League this week, with a loss to Santos Laguna. A Metapán win against Real España knocked it out.

  • Vancouver finished off a winless road season last week with a 2-0 loss at FC Dallas
  • The Rapids are assured of either the #2 or #3 Wild Card seed, and can clinch the #2 spot with a win in this game, or help from other teams.
  • The Whitecaps are one point ahead of New England in their quest to avoid finishing the season as the league's bottom team.
  • Colorado lost the Rocky Mountain Cup to archrivals Real Salt Lake last week with a 0-0 draw. RSL had won the first meeting between the sides.