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

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 22
FC Cincinnati vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Nippert Stadium - Cincinnati
August 3 - 8:00 PM ET



Two teams desperate to turn things around meet at Nippert Stadium in the first-ever regular season showdown between FC Cincinnati and the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night.

FC Cincinnati (5-16-2) are trying to erase a three-match losing streak after dropping a 2-1 decision to Toronto FC last Saturday at BMO Field. Nick DeLeon opened the scoring in the 16th minute and Jozy Altidore made it 2-0 with a stunning strike five minutes into the second half. Emmanuel Ledesma pulled the visitors to within a goal in the 58th minute, but an equalizer was not to be had. 

The Whitecaps (4-11-9) extended a winless streak to nine games with a 0-0 draw against Minnesota United at Allianz Field Saturday. Vancouver defended in a low block and had quality chances on counters, but couldn't put a ball past Vito Mannone, who was forced into five saves. Maxime Crepeau made one save in a clean sheet to secured a share of the points.

FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati vs. Vancouver

Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 PM ET
Nippert Stadium


FC Cincinnati

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - right ACL surgery
    • OUT: Greg Garza (D) - right calf injury
    • OUT: Fatai Alashe (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Fanendo Adi (F) - calf injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Frankie Amaya (M) - groin injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Leonardo Bertone (M) - groin injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Alvas Powell (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Spencer Richey (GK) - back injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Leonardo Bertone (M), Kendall Waston (D)
  • International duty:  None

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jasser Khmiri (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: Lass Bangoura(M) - left adductor tightness
    • OUT: Doneil Henry (D) - back contusion
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Derek Cornelius (D), Yordy Reyna (F), Felipe (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at FC Cincinnati

  • This is the first all-time regular season meeting between FC Cincinnati and Vancouver Whitecaps FC


  • Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
  • Assistant Referees: Ian B. Anderson, Matthew S. Nelson
  • 4th Official: Alan Kelly
  • VAR: Jeff Muschik