Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes | 2016 MLS Match Preview

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Match Preview Image

BC PLACE | Vancouver, British Columbia
August 12, 2016 | Week 23 | MLS Game #229
11 pm ET (UniMás, TSN, MLS LIVE)

A crucial contest in the Western Conference is set for Viernes de Fútbol when Vancouver Whitecaps FC play host to the San Jose Earthquakes at BC Place. Both teams come into the game sitting below the red line in the conference, Whitecaps FC two points out in seventh place, and the Quakes a further two points back in eighth. Vancouver return home off a winless three-game road swing, the last a 2-0 defeat at the Colorado Rapids last weekend. The Quakes have played to three consecutive draws, coming off a goalless result with New York City FC at Avaya Stadium.


  • Whitecaps FC had their winless run extended to four games with a second consecutive defeat, having now not scored a goal in their last 317 minutes, completing a three-game goalless road swing with a 2-0 defeat at the Colorado Rapids on Saturday evening.
  • The Quakes reached their third draw in a row, playing to a scoreless result with New York City FC on Friday evening at Avaya Stadium.
  • The away team has never won in the all-time series. The Quakes have lost on each of their last six visits to Vancouver, including a 3-1 loss at BC Place last July 26 in the only meeting there.
  • The teams have played to five consecutive draws in San Jose. The last time either team won in San Jose was April 7, 2012, a 3-1 Earthquakes victory at Buck Shaw Stadium. Whitecaps FC have come away with draws on five of their seven visits to San Jose.
  • Whitecaps FC have won six of the last 11 meetings between the teams, with four draws. The only Quakes win since 2012 came last year, a 1-0 win April 11 in the first meeting ever at Avaya Stadium.

REFEREE: Drew Fischer. AR1 (bench): Daniel Belleau; AR2 (opposite): Peter Balciunas; 4th: Baboucarr Jallow

MLS Career: 58 games; FC/gm: 26.4; Y/gm: 3.0; R: 6; pens: 16  



SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: VAN: Kendall Waston … SJ: Anibal Godoy

SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: VAN: Pa-Modou Kah, Blas Perez, Andrew Jacobson … SJ: Fatai Alashe




ALL-TIME (14 meetings): Whitecaps FC 6 wins, 20 goals … Earthquakes 2 wins, 14 goals … Ties 6

AT VANCOUVER (7 meetings). Whitecaps FC 6 wins, 15 goals … Earthquakes 0 wins, 6 goals … Ties 1

RETURN MATCH: 10/16: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 4 p.m. PT  


4/11: SJ 1, VAN 0 (Nyassi 75) 7/26: VAN 3, SJ 1 (Rosales 5; Waston 32; Rivero 56 – Amarikwa 90)

10/3: SJ 1, VAN 1 (Wondolowski 62 – Techera 39

  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. VAN: P8 W3 L4 T1 … Carl Robinson vs. SJ: P6 W3 L1 T2 

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