Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. New England Revolution | MLS Match Preview
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
BC PLACE, Vancouver, British Columbia
June 18, 2016 (Week 15, MLS Game #141)
7 pm ET (TSN, MLS LIVE, CSN-NE)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the New England Revolution meet for the only time this season when the clubs face off on Saturday afternoon at BC Place. Whitecaps FC return to league play after reaching a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo at home in their last league game, now sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference. The Revs hit the road after a second win in three games in their last MLS contest, a 2-1 win against Seattle Sounders FC at Gillette Stadium, now in a four-way logjam for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
- Whitecaps FC extended their home undefeated run to seven games (4-0-3) in league play in their last MLS match, playing to a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo on May 28 at BC Place.
- The Revolution concluded a three-game home stand with a second win in that time last time out, getting a late goal from Femi Hollinger-Janzen for a 2-1 win against Seattle Sounders FC on May 28 at Gillette Stadium. Lee Nguyen scored a goal and added an assist – his third consecutive game with a goal and an assist.
- Whitecaps FC won the only meeting between the teams a year ago, a 2-1 win June 27 at Gillette Stadium, the only victory by the visiting team in the all-time series. The Revolution had won the first two meetings ever in Foxborough, before a draw there in 2014.
- Whitecaps FC won the last meeting in Vancouver, a 4-3 triumph in 2013 at BC Place, their first meeting there ever. In the only other match-up in British Columbia, the teams played to a 1-1 draw in the first encounter ever, at Empire Field in 2011.
REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Jeff Hosking; 4th: David Gantar
MLS Career: 71 games; FC/gm: 24.6; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 17; pens: 18
SUSPENDED: VAN: Octavio Rivero (through June 19); Pedro Morales (through June 19); Kendall Waston (through June 25)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: VAN: Octavio Rivero, Blas Perez -- NE: Gershon Koffie
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: VAN: Pa-Modou Kah, Pedro Morales -- NE: Diego Fagundez
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (6 meetings): Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 8 goals -- Revolution 2 wins, 10 goals -- Ties 2
AT VANCOUVER (2 meetings): Whitecaps FC 1 win, 5 goals -- Revolution 0 wins, 4 goals -- Ties 1
LAST YEAR (MLS)
6/27: NE 1, VAN 2 (Bunbury 84 -- Techera 18; Rivero 31)
- This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
- Coaches record: Carl Robinson vs. NE: P2 W1 L0 T1 Ö Jay Heaps vs. VAN: P4 W1 L2 T1