2019-05-15-VAN-ATL

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Atlanta United | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 12
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Atlanta United
BC Place — Vancouver
May 15 - 10:00 PM ET

TV: TSN

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

Fresh off back-to-back victories, the Vancouver Whitecaps hope to snap Atlanta United's four-match winning streak when the teams square off in a midweek clash at BC Place.

The Whitecaps (3-5-3) moved to within a point of the Western Conference playoff line with a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers at BC Place Friday night with Fredy Montero's 9th-minute goal extending Vancouver's unbeaten run to three games. Per Opta, Montero has 24 goals+assists for Vancouver since 2017, tied for the second most of any player despite not playing for the club last season. 

Pity Martinez scored his first MLS goal Sunday to lead Atlanta (5-3-2) to a 1-0 win over rival Orlando City SC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Now they head back on the road where Atlanta has won their last two away games by a combined score of 5-0. The Five Stripes have never held three consecutive clean sheets on the road.

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
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jon Erice (M) - undisclosed
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Atlanta United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: George Bello (D) - right adductor injury
    • OUT: Kevin Kratz (M) - calf injury
    • OUT: Mikey Ambrose (M) - right meniscus injury
    • OUT: Brandon Vazquez (F) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  Ezequiel Barco (M)

Series Matchup at Whitecaps

  • Whitecaps: 1 win, 3 goals
  • Atlanta United: 0 wins, 1 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Baldomero Toledo
  • Assistant Referees: Philippe Briere, Cory Richardson
  • 4th Official: Joe Dickerson
  • VAR: Alejandro Mariscal

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