Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Chicago Fire | MLS Match Preview
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS vs. CHICAGO FIRE
BC PLACE, Vancouver, British Columbia
MAY 11, 2016 (WEEK 11, MLS GAME #100)
10 pm ET (TSN, MLS LIVE, CSN Plus)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC play host to the Chicago Fire in the only league meeting between the clubs set for this year when they face off Wednesday evening at BC Place. The Whitecaps stretched their home undefeated streak over the weekend, coming back for a 2-1 win against the Portland Timbers at BC Place. The Fire return to action after a weekend off, their last match a 1-1 home draw with D.C. United, heading to the Pacific Northwest aiming to put an end to their MLS-record road winless streak.
- Masato Kudo scored his first career MLS goal for the equalizer, then set up the game-winner as Whitecaps FC overcame an early deficit for a 2-1 win against the Portland Timbers on Saturday afternoon at BC Place.
- The Fire return to action after a weekend off, their last match a 1-1 home draw with D.C. United on April 30, ending a two-game homestand. The Fire travel to Vancouver with a 27-game road winless streak dating back to July 23, 2014, matching the longest in MLS history.
- Whitecaps FC won the lone meeting between the teams a year ago – a 1-0 victory on March 14 – their first win ever at Toyota Park, with their first goal scored in Bridgeview, Octavio Rivero putting an end to a 355-minute goalless drought there. The Fire won one of the first three meetings at Toyota Park, with a pair of draws, both of which finished without goals.
- The Whitecaps have won both encounters at home, scoring seven goals (allowing three) vs. Chicago.
REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho; 4th: Allen Chapman
Toledo MLS Career: 211 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 73; pens: 76
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: VAN: Octavio Rivero, Kendall Waston
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: VAN: Blas Perez … CHI: Matt Polster
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: VAN: Marco Carducci, Ben McKendry (Canada U-23)
ALL-TIME (6 meetings): Whitecaps FC 3 wins, 8 goals … Fire 1 win, 4 goals … Ties 2
AT BC PLACE (2 meetings): Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 7 goals … Fire 0 wins, 3 goals … Ties 0
Veljko Paunovic vs. VAN: first game
Carl Robinson vs. CHI: P2 W1 L0 T1