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Vancouver Whitecaps vs. FC Dallas | MLS Match Preview

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs FC DALLAS
BC PLACE, Vancouver, B.C.
August 22, 2015 (WEEK 25, MLS Game #254)
7 p.m. PT (TSN1; KTXA-CBS21)

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A vital match in the Western Conference establishment kicks off Saturday evening when Vancouver Whitecaps FC play host to FC Dallas at BC Place. Both teams are firmly established in the top six and the playoff placings in the division. Whitecaps FC are still in second place in the West, a point out of first, after their three-game winning run was put to an end in a dramatic 4-3 loss at Sporting Kansas City last weekend. FC Dallas lost their second game on the trot, still just four points back of Whitecaps FC in fifth place, following a 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy at Toyota Stadium.

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  • Whitecaps FC saw their three-game winning streak come to an end in stunning circumstances, Sporting KC scoring three goals from the 80th minute onward for a 4-3 victory Saturday evening at Sporting Park, just the second team in MLS history to overcome a two-goal deficit in the final 10-plus minutes. Kekuta Manneh scored two goals, the second multiple-goal game of his MLS career.
  • FC Dallas suffered a second consecutive defeat – their first back-to-back losses since May 23-29 – falling 2-1 to the LA Galaxy on Saturday evening at Toyota Stadium.
  • Whitecaps FC won the last meeting between the teams a year ago, a 2-0 win Oct. 4 at BC Place that was their first win against FC Dallas since April 12, 2012. FC Dallas had won five of the seven intervening matches, with two draws.
  • Whitecaps FC have come away with points in their last three home matches with FC Dallas, with a win and two draws. FC Dallas have won all five encounters between the clubs in Frisco.

REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): Marco Arruda; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
MLS Career: 55 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 15; pens: 16

SUSPENDED: none
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: VAN: Sam Adekugbe, Matias Laba, Pa-Modou Kah … DAL: Kellyn Acosta, Atiba Harris, Ryan Hollingshead
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: VAN: Jordan Harvey, Steven Beitashour, Gershon Koffie, Nicolas Mezquida … DAL: Matt Hedges, Victor Ulloa, Dan Kennedy
DISABLED LIST: VAN: Andre Lewis
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (11 meetings): Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 10 goals … FC Dallas 7 wins, 18 goals … Ties 2
AT VANCOUVER (6 meetings): Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 8 goals … FC Dallas 2 wins, 8 goals … Ties 2
RETURN MATCHES: 10/7: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. FC Dallas, 7 p.m. PT; 10/14: FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 8 p.m. CT

LAST MEETING (MLS):
7/27: VAN 2, DAL 2 (Mattocks 11; Morales 53 – Perez 29; Michel 39)
9/13: DAL 2, VAN 1 (Perez 20, 78 – Hurtado 67)
10/4: VAN 2, DAL 0 (Fernandez 14, 18)

  • Whitecaps FC won the last meeting between the teams a year ago, a 2-0 win Oct. 4 at BC Place that was their first win against FC Dallas since April 12, 2012. FC Dallas had won five of the seven intervening matches, with two draws.
  • Whitecaps FC have come away with points in their last three home matches with FC Dallas, with a win and two draws. FC Dallas have won all five encounters between the clubs in Frisco.
  • Coaches record: Carl Robinson vs. DAL: P3 W1 L1 D1 … Oscar Pareja vs. VAN: P9 W3 L4 D2

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Current Form

Vancouver
L
D
W
W
W
L
FC Dallas
W
W
W
W
L
L

Season Stats

Vancouver Whitecaps FCFC Dallas
25Games Played23
13Wins11
9Losses7
3Draws5
37Goals33
26Goals Conceded29
272Shots211
134Shots on Target93
350Fouls committed278
309Fouls suffered274
52Offside40
123Corners113

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
VAN59641371.5
DAL76532331.4
01234+Avg
VAN224211.8
DAL323311.8
01234+Avg
VAN372201.2
DAL442011.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
VAN99511261
DAL87422291.3
01234+Avg
VAN343101.2
DAL542011
01234+Avg
VAN652010.9
DAL332211.5
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