Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 11
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers
BC Place — Vancouver
May 10 - 10:00 PM ET



The second of six Cascadia Cup clashes is set for BC Place Friday night, as the Vancouver Whitecaps are set to host the Portland Timbers. 

The Whitecaps (2-5-3), who battled the Seattle Sounders to a 0-0 draw in the first Cascadia Cup match of the 2019 season, are coming off a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rapids, with Andy Rose scoring the late winner. The 'Caps have just one loss in their last five games.

The Timbers (3-5-1) have shored up their defense and won their last three games, including a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake last Saturday. Diego Valeri netted the decisive goal after Sam Johnson canceled out Sebastian Blanco's opening strike. 

Vancouver won the last meeting between the rivals, with Alphonso Davies scoring a brace in a 2-1 Decision Day presented by AT&T meeting.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Michael Baldisimo (M) - left ankle contusion
    • OUT: Jasser Khmiri (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: David Norman Jr. (M) - right foot surgery
    • OUT: Yordy Reyna (F) - left hamstring strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Aljaz Ivacic (GK) - left tibial stress fracture
    • OUT: Kendall McIntosh (GK) - left thigh strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marvin Loria (M) - right foot injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Diego Chara (M)
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Whitecaps

  • Whitecaps: 4 wins, 15 goals
  • Timbers: 4 wins, 15 goals
  • 2 draws


  • Referee: Allen Chapman
  • Assistant Referees: Logan Brown, Michael Kampmeinert
  • 4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
  • VAR: Silviu Petrescu

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