Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes
BC PLACE, Vancouver, B.C.
July 26, 2015 (MLS Game # 212)
7 pm ET (MLS Live, TSN2, RDS2)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the San Jose Earthquakes meet for a second time this season in a massive match for the playoff ambitions of both clubs when they face off Sunday afternoon at BC Place. Whitecaps FC are in the thick of the playoff positions in the division – just two points out of first, but one point ahead of sixth – following their 1-1 draw at the Portland Timbers. The Quakes are seven points out of the final playoff position, after a third consecutive defeat in a 5-2 loss at the LA Galaxy in the California Clasico last Friday.
REFEREE: Edvin Jurisevic. AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): Eduardo Mariscal; 4th: Baboucarr Jallow
MLS Career: 90 games; FC/gm: 22.6; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 21; pens: 15
SUSPENDED: VAN: Jordan Harvey (through July 26); Cristian Techera (through July 26)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: VAN: Sam Adekugbe, Pa-Modou Kah
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: VAN: Matias Laba, Jordan Harvey, Steven Beitashour, Kendall Waston … SJ: Fatai Alashe, Clarence Goodson, David Bingham
DISABLED LIST: VAN: Andre Lewis
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: VAN: Darren Mattocks (Jamaica, CONCACAF Gold Cup) … SJ: Chris Wondolowski (USA, CONCACAF Gold Cup)
ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Whitecaps FC 5 wins, 16 goals … Earthquakes 2 wins, 12 goals … Ties 5
AT VANCOUVER (6 meetings): Whitecaps FC 5 wins, 12 goals … Earthquakes 0 wins, 5 goals … Ties 1
FUTURE MATCH: 10/3: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 7:30 p.m. PT
- The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Sanna Nyassi scored the game’s lone goal to lead the Earthquakes to victory, April 11 at Avaya Stadium.
- The Quakes victory in the first meeting snapped an eight-game winless streak vs. Whitecaps FC, over the last three seasons. After a 3-1 San Jose victory April 7, 2012 at Buck Shaw Stadium, the ‘Caps had won five meetings, with three draws.
- The away team has never won in the all-time series. The Quakes have lost on each of their last five visits to Vancouver, including both meetings at BC Place a season ago; Whitecaps FC have come away with draws on four of their six visits to San Jose.
- Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. VAN: P6 W3 L3 D0 … Carl Robinson vs. SJ: P4 W2 L1 D1
LAST MEETING (MLS)
4/11: SJ 1, VAN 0 (Nyassi 75)
- The game's lone goal finally fell in the 75th minute. After Whitecaps FC defenders blocked shots by Cordell Cato and Shea Salinas, the rebound fell to Sanna Nyassi 15 yards from goal, and he slammed it inside the left post for the eventual match-winner.
- The Earthquakes limited Vancouver to just five total attempts at goal, and San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham was not required to make a single save.
- Both teams ended the match a man down after Vancouver's Pedro Morales and San Jose's Adam Jahn were each given red cards after tangling in the 86th minute.
- SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (4-3-2-1): David Bingham - Marvell Wynne, Victor Bernardez, Clarence Goodson, Cordell Cato - Chris Wondolowski (JJ Koval 64), Fatai Alashe, Matias Perez Garcia (Tommy Thompson 80) - Sanna Nyassi (Mike Fucito 94+), Shea Salinas - Adam Jahn (sent off 88)
- VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (4-2-3-1): David Ousted - Steven Beitashour, Kendall Waston, Pa-Modou Kah, Jordan Harvey - Matias Laba (Kianz Froese 80), Deybi Flores (Russell Teibert 68) - Darren Mattocks (ErikHurtado 72), Pedro Morales (sent off 88), Kekuta Manneh - Octavio Rivero.