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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 19
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
BC Place - Vancouver
July 13 - 10:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 1/4

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

The Vancouver Whitecaps return to BC Place looking to snap a five-match winless streak when they host Western Conference foes Sporting Kansas City Saturday night. 

The Whitecaps (4-8-8) are coming off a 6-1 loss at LAFC, their second straight defeat. Yordy Reyna opened the scoring early, but the hosts leveled on an Andy Rose own goal before erupting for five unanswered goals to avenge an earlier loss at Vancouver. 

Sporting (5-7-7) rebounded from consecutive losses to defeat the Chicago Fire at Children's Mercy Park Saturday night. Yohan Croizet scored the lone goal in the 14th minute on a counterattack, his second goal of the week.

The teams played to a 1-1 draw in Kansas City on May 18 with Derek Cornelius leveling in second-half stoppage time after Krisztian Nemeth put the hosts in front in the first half. 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jasser Khmiri (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: David Norman Jr. (M) - right foot surgery
  • Suspended: Fredy Montero (F)
  • Suspended after next caution: Ali Adnan (D)
  • International duty:  None

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jaylin Lindsey (D) - torn meniscus
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Roger Espinoza (M) - PCP sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Erik Hurtado (F) - right knee surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Benny Feilhaber (M), Ilie Sanchez (M), Felipe Gutierrez (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Whitecaps

  • Whitecaps: 2 wins, 10 goals
  • Sporting: 3 wins, 12 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Ramy Touchan
  • Assistant Referees: Chris Wattam, Andrew Bigelow
  • 4th Official: Mark Allatin
  • VAR: Alex Chilowicz

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