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

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 24
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. D.C. United
BC Place - Vancouver
August 17 - 10:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 1/4


With one win in their last 11 games, the Vancouver Whitecaps are desperate for three points on Saturday night at BC Place, when they host a D.C. United squad coming off a gritty home win over the LA Galaxy.

The Whitecaps (5-12-9) were unable to build momentum following a 2-1 win at FC Cincinnati and lost to the Portland Timbers 3-1 Saturday night at Providence Park to remain in last place in the Western Conference. Theo Bair canceled out Sebastian Blanco's opening goal with a stunning first MLS tally in the 38th minute, but Marvin Loria and Jeremy Ebobisse struck after halftime to lead the Timbers to a Cascadia Cup victory.

A shorthanded D.C. United (10-7-9) picked up three huge points Sunday night at Audi Field, defeating the LA Galaxy, 2-1. Despite playing without the influential attacking duo of Wayne Rooney and Luciano Acosta, the Black-and-Red dug in defensively to frustrate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who set an MLS record with 14 shots in the game, but only put one on frame. D.C. were opportunistic with their offensive chances as Paul Arriola and Lucas Rodriguez scored a goal in each half to secure the win.

Vancouver vs. D.C. United

Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 PM ET
BC Place

D.C. United

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jasser Khmiri (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: Lass Bangoura(M) - left adductor tightness
    • QUESTIONABLE: PC (M) - right foot injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Ali Adnan (D) - left adductor strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Derek Cornelius (D), Yordy Reyna (F), Erik Godoy (D)
  • International duty:  None

D.C. United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Russell Canouse (M) - chest injury
    • OUT: Chris Durkin (M) - ankle injury
    • OUT: Chris Odoi-Atsem (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: Junior Moreno (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Paul Arriola (M), Russell Canouse (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Whitecaps

  • Whitecaps: 1 win, 3 goals
  • D.C. United: 2 wins, 4 goals
  • 2 draws


  • Referee: Tim Ford
  • Assistant Referees:  Jeremy Hanson, Adam Garner
  • 4th Official:  Pierre-Luc Lauziere
  • VAR:  Alex Chilowicz