MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC - New York Red Bulls

New York travels to Canada without stars Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez, looking to halt Vancouver's impressive home run.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-2-3-1): Cannon; YP Lee, DeMerit, Bonjour, Rochat; Davidson, Thorrington; Le Toux, Koffie, Chiumiento; Hassli.


OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery recovery); FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture); GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery recovery)

DOUBTFUL: MF Matt Watson (R ankle sprain)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Barklage, Holgersson, Keel, Pearce; Solli, Palsson, McCarty, Lindpere; Richards, Cooper.


OUT: MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain); FW Jose Angulo (R knee sprain); FW Thierry Henry (R calf strain); MF Rafa Marquez (R thigh contusion)
  • Neither team has ever beaten the other. They drew both meetings last season, Vancouver's first in MLS.
  • Each team is third in its respective division. New York (East) has 26 points. Vancovuer (West) is one point back.
  • The Whitecaps are unbeaten in five home games. In the most recent, on Saturday, not even the dismissal of Darren Mattocks could prevent a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids.
  • A day later, New York saw its six-game unbeaten run snapped by the Chicago Fire. The Red Bulls went down 3-1.
  • Designated Players Rafael Marquez and Thierry Henry are both ruled out of the trip to Canada through injury.