Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 20
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
BC Place - Vancouver
July 20 - 10:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 1/4


The Vancouver Whitecaps hope to climb out of the Western Conference basement and snap a seven-match winless streak when they host a San Jose Earthquakes side Saturday night at BC Place that have one loss in their last nine games.

The Whitecaps (4-10-8) continue to leak goals at an alarming rate, falling to the New England Revolution, 4-0, at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night. It was Vancouver's fourth loss in a row and Marc dos Santos' squad has been outscored, 14-1, during that stretch. Gustavo Bou found net on his debut, a stunning first-time volley in first-half stoppage time, after which the Revs tacked on three more goals late to cruise down the stretch. 

The Earthquakes (9-7-4) are coming off a 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy to complete a Cali Clasico season sweep last Friday in Carson. San Jose climbed out of an early one-goal hole to score three unanswered after halftime as Vako and Danny Hoesen scored three minutes apart, before Jackson Yueill added an insurance goal five minutes from full time. 

Vancouver vs. San Jose

Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 pm ET
BC Place

San Jose

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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

San Jose Earthquakes

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Anibal Godoy (M) - abdomen surgery
  • Suspended: Marcos Lopez (D)
  • Suspended after next caution: Harold Cummings (D)
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Whitecaps

  • Whitecaps: 7 wins, 21 goals
  • Earthquakes: 1 win, 12 goals
  • 3 draws


  • Referee: Silviu Petrescu
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Gianni Facchini
  • 4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
  • VAR: Tim Ford

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