New York Red Bulls vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | MLS Match Preview
NEW YORK RED BULLS vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
RED BULL ARENA, Harrison, N.J.
June 20, 2015 (WEEK 16, MLS Game #153)
7 p.m. ET (TSN2; MLS LIVE; MSG)
The New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps meet for the only time in league play this season when the clubs face off Saturday evening at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls return home and to league play aiming to stop the rot of a three-game MLS losing slide following their 4-2 defeat by the Houston Dynamo two weeks ago. The Whitecaps are continuing their long road run after their famous 1-0 defeat of the LA Galaxy at StubHub Center two weeks ago.
REFEREE: Jorge Gonzalez. AR1 (bench): Claudio Badea; AR2 (opposite): Jason White; 4th: Mark Kadlecik
Gonzalez MLS Career: 116 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 36; pens: 28
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: VAN: Sam Adekugbe, Gershon Koffie, Pa-Modou Kah, Kendall Waston
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NY: Sacha Kljestan
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: NY: Kemar Lawrence (Jamaica; Copa América)
ALL-TIME (5 meetings): Red Bulls 0 wins, 5 goals … Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 9 goals … Ties 3
AT RED BULLS (2 meetings): Red Bulls 0 wins, 2 goals … Whitecaps FC 1 win, 3 goals … Ties 1
LAST YEAR (MLS)
3/8: VAN 4, NY 1 (Miller 34, 77; Fernandez 49; Morales 89 – Wright-Phillips 91+)
- This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
- The Whitecaps have never lost to the Red Bulls. Vancouver have won the last two meetings – a 4-1 win in the season opener for both teams a year ago, March 8 at BC Place, and a 2-1 victory at Red Bull Arena in the only 2013 meeting between the teams. The teams played to three consecutive 1-1 draws in 2011-12.
Jesse Marsch vs. VAN: P1 W0 L1 D0
Carl Robinson vs. NYR: P1 W1 L0 D0