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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. New York City FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 26
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. New York City FC
BC Place – Vancouver
August 31 – 10:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 1/4

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

New York City FC can possibly move atop the Eastern Conference and claim a fourth consecutive win, while the Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to bounce back from consecutive losses when the teams meet at BC Place Saturday night. 

The Whitecaps (6-14-9) grabbed an early lead, squandered a chance to double that advantage and fell to the Montreal Impact, 2-1, at Stade Saputo Wednesday night. Yordy Reyna tapped in a Tosaint Ricketts cross at the back post in the 17th minute and the chance to make it 2-0 was from the penalty spot a few minutes later. Evan Bush denied Reyna's chance and Ricketts knocked in the rebound, but the goal was called back following Video Review for encroachment. Bush also saved Reyna's re-take and the Impact leveled on a Doneil Henry own goal and took the lead two minutes later through Maxi Urruti.  

NYCFC (13-5-8) avenged a loss at Red Bull Arena last month, beating the New York Red Bulls by the same 2-1 scoreline Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. Maxi Moralez canceled out Alex Muyl's opening strike with an equalizer from the penalty spot after being barged over by Michael Amir Murillo and Heber scored what proved to be the winner, an audacious backheel that megged Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles in the 53rd minute to secure NYCFC's third win in a row and fourth in the last five games.  

Vancouver
Vancouver vs. NYCFC

Saturday, August 31 at 10:00 PM ET
BC Place

NYCFC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jasser Khmiri (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: Michael Baldisimo (M) - left ankle injury
    • DOUBTFUL: PC (M) - middle back spasm
    • DOUBTFUL: Eric Godoy (D) - right calf tightness
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Erik Godoy (D)
  • International duty:  None

New York City FC

Project Starting XI
    • Injury Report:
      • OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury
      • OUT: Isamael Tajouri-Shradi (F) - ankle injury
      • OUT: James Sands (D) - collarbone injury
      • OUT: Ebenezer Ofori (M) - knee injury
    • Suspended: Ronald Matarrita (D), Alex Ring (M)
    • Suspended after next caution: Ben Sweat (D), Taty Castellanos (F), Maxime Chanot (D), Maxi Moralez (M)
    • International duty:  None

    Series Matchup at Whitecaps

    • Whitecaps: 1 win, 4 goals
    • NYCFC: 1 win, 4 goals
    • 0 draws

    Officials

    • Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
    • Assistant Referees: Mike Rottersman, Apolinar Mariscal
    • 4th Official: Alex Chilowicz
    • VAR: Ricardo Salazar
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Current Form

Vancouver
D
W
L
W
L
L
NYCFC
L
W
L
W
W
W

Season Stats

Vancouver Whitecaps FCNew York City FC
29Games Played26
6Wins13
14Losses5
9Draws8
29Goals48
50Goals Conceded33
227Shots310
110Shots on Target151
315Fouls committed363
329Fouls suffered308
29Offside53
114Corners146

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
VAN912710291
NYC47843481.8
01234+Avg
VAN463000.9
NYC332321.9
01234+Avg
VAN564101.1
NYC146111.8

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
VAN510662501.7
NYC87821331.3
01234+Avg
VAN442301.3
NYC544000.9
01234+Avg
VAN164322.1
NYC334211.6
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