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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Vancouver Whitecaps

New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Kimura, Holgersson, Olave, Pearce; Alexander, Cahill, McCarty, Steele, Espindola, Henry.


OUT: Andre Akpan (R Hamstring Injury), Ruben Bover (Lower Back Injury), Ian Christianson (R Foot Injury), Digao (Heel injury), Peguy Luyindula (L Hamstring Injury)

Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Cannon; Lee, O'Brien, Rusin, Rochat; Watson, Davidson, Koffie; Teibert, Miller, Sanvezzo.


OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: Daigo Kobayashi (L ankle sprain), Kenny Miller (R hamstring strain)
  • Both of these teams had matches in their respective national cup competitions this weekend. New York defeated Reading United 2-0 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup, and Vancouver lost to Montreal in the Canadian Championship final with a 2-2 draw in the second leg.
  • New York has scored 22 goals this season, the most in the Eastern Conference and tied for the highest total in MLS.

  • Vancouver has drawn three straight since its victory over the LA Galaxy on May 11.
  • The Red Bulls have been flagged offside 53 times this season, the most in Major League Soccer.
  • Due to yellow card accumulation, Vancouver midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker will miss this match.
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