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Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | MLS Match Preview

SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
SPORTING PARK, Kansas City, Kasas
March 12, 2016 (WEEK 2, MLS Game #17)
8:30 PM ET (MLS LIVE)

A high-quality matchup of Western Conference foes highlights the second week of the campaign when Sporting Kansas City make their home bow when they take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at Children's Mercy Park. Sporting opened their season with a high-profile win, defeating Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 at CenturyLink Field. Whitecaps FC went down to defeat on their home ground to start 2016, falling 3-2 to Canadian rival Montreal Impact.

  • Nuno Andre Coelho scored the game’s only goal in his MLS debut, leading Sporting to victory against a 10-man Seattle Sounders FC, their first win at CenturyLink Field since 2009.
  • Whitecaps FC got their goals from a pair of defenders – fullback Jordan Harvey and center back Kendall Waston – in their 3-2 season-opening defeat by the Montreal Impact at BC Place.
  • Sporting won both meetings between the teams a year ago, taking a 1-0 win July 12 at BC Place, and a 4-3 victory Aug. 15 at Sporting Park.
  • SKC have never lost to Whitecaps FC at home, winning all three meetings there lifetime. The lone Whitecaps FC victory in seven meetings all-time came in 2014, a 2-0 win at BC Place.

REFEREE: Edvin Jurisevic. AR1 (bench): Mike Rottersman; AR2 (opposite): C.J. Morgante; 4th: Tyler Ploeger
MLS Career: 95 games; FC/gm: 22.8; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 21; pens: 17

SUSPENDED: VAN: Christian Bolanos (through March 13)
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (7 meetings): Sporting 4 wins, 14 goals … Whitecaps FC 1 win, 11 goals … Ties 2
AT KC (3 meetings): Sporting 2 wins, 7 goals … Whitecaps FC 0 win, 5 goals … Ties 1
RETURN MATCHES: 4/27: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Sporting Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. PT; 8/20: Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 7:30 p.m. CT

LAST YEAR (MLS):
7/12: VAN 0, KC 1 (Ellis 52)
8/15: KC 4, VAN 3 (Ellis 53; Dwyer 81; Nagamura 87, 94+ - Manneh 9, 41; Morales 75)

  • Sporting won both meetings between the teams a year ago, taking a 1-0 win July 12 at BC Place, and a 4-3 victory Aug. 15 at Sporting Park.
  • SKC have never lost to Whitecaps FC at home, winning all three meetings there lifetime. The lone Whitecaps FC victory in seven meetings all-time came in 2014, a 2-0 win at BC Place.
  • Coaches record: Peter Vermes vs. VAN: P7 W4 L1 D2 … Carl Robinson vs. KC: P3 W1 L2 D0

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Current Form

Sporting KC
W
L
L
W
D
W
Vancouver
D
L
W
D
L
L

Season Goal Leaders

Sporting Kansas CityVancouver Whitecaps FC
Nuno Coelho1Jordan Harvey1
Kendall Waston1

Season Stats

Sporting Kansas CityVancouver Whitecaps FC
1Games Played1
1Wins0
0Losses1
0Draws0
1Goals2
0Goals Conceded3
8Shots16
4Shots on Target10
19Fouls committed12
9Fouls suffered9
1Offside0
6Corners10

Goals Scored

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SKC0100011
VAN0010022
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VAN001002
01234+Avg
SKC010001
VAN000000

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
SKC1000000
VAN0001033
01234+Avg
SKC000000
VAN000103
01234+Avg
SKC100000
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