Spudsy2061
3 years ago1,000+ Views
Midfielders Andre Lewis and Marco Bustos will miss the fixture for Vancouver while defender Diego Rodriguez is probable after recovering from a quad strain. DC United are without the quartet of midfielders Markus Halsti and Collin Martin, defender Steve Birnbaum, and forward Eddie Johnson ahead of the match.

Background

A clash of early season titans as Vancouver, despite having a game in pocket over the Western Conference, are in the top spot as the best team in the MLS on 16 points so far. DC United have a game in pocket over New York Red Bulls, who occupy the top spot in the East, but are tied with the Revs on 11 points.

Head-To-Head

Vancouver have 4 wins and only 1 loss in their last 6 games in the league. The Whitecaps have also won 2 and drawn 2 against DC since United won the first ever meeting between the two sides.
DC are on a 4 game unbeaten run and have won 3 and lost only 1 game in their last 6 in the MLS. The last 2 meetings between the two at BC Place have ended 0-0, meaning the two clubs have not scored a goal in Vancouver since 2011.
Prediction: Possibly more of the same. The offensive power means there might be a long feeling out period in the first half. Should be a lively second though.
Vancouver 1-1 DC
4 comments
Vancouver took a slip here. Top of the conferences could get interesting.
3 years ago·Reply
DC a good side. Could finish 1st in the East agani.
3 years ago·Reply
@CitySarajevo I still think they will be fine and manage a solid playoff spot. Their win over LA a few weeks back was mightily impressive.
3 years ago·Reply
@Spudsy2061 I guess we will have to wait and see. They need another win like that.
3 years ago·Reply
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