2019-06-26-DAL-VAN

FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 17
FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
 Toyota Stadium — Frisco
June 26 - 9:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 1/3

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps will both look to extend unbeaten streaks when the Western Conference foes square off at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday night. 

Both teams returned from the Gold Cup break to pick up points in an abbreviated Week 16. FC Dallas (7-6-4) secured a second win in three unbeaten with a decisive 3-0 victory over Toronto FC in Frisco last Saturday. Dominique Badji opened the scoring with his first of two goals in the 41st minute. Ten minutes later, Bressan latched onto a Michael Barrios corner kick and headed in his first MLS goal. Badji closed out the scoring in the 58th minute to secure a decisive win.

The Whitecaps (4-6-7) rallied from a two-goal deficit to secure a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids at BC Place, extending their unbeaten streak to five, though four of those were draws. After falling in a two-goal hole after 20 minutes on strikes by Diego Rubio and Andre Shinyashiki, Fredy Montero gave the hosts a lifeline with a penalty kick just before halftime. Yordy Reyna struck the dramatic equalizer on a wonderfully-taken free kick in the 80th minute. 

One month ago, the 'Caps won the first meeting between the teams, 2-1. Ali Adnan and Lucas Venuto scored 10 minutes apart in the first half before Badji struck late for Dallas at BC Place.

FC Dallas

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: John Nelson (D) - abdominal strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  Carlos Gruezo (M), Bryan Acosta (M), Reggie Cannon (D)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Joaquín Ardaiz (F) - left hamstring strain
    • OUT: Thomas Hasal (GK) - left shoulder sprain
    • OUT: Jasser Khmiri (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: David Norman Jr. (M) - right foot surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  Maxime Crépeau (FK), Derek Cornelius (D), Doneil Henry (D), Russell Teibert (M), Lass Bangoura (M)

Series Matchup at FC Dallas

  • FC Dallas: 1 win, 6 goals
  • Whitecaps FC: 0 wins, 3 goals
  • 1 draw

Officials

  • Referee: Silviu Petrescu
  • Assistant Referees: Gianna Facchini, Eduardo Mariscal
  • 4th Official: Michael Radchuk
  • VAR: Victor Rivas

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