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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Orlando City SC | 2016 MLS Match Preview

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. ORLANDO CITY SC
BC PLACE • Vancouver, BC
July 16, 2016 • Week 19 • MLS Game #194
10 pm ET (TSN 1, RDS2 in Canada, MLS LIVE in U.S.)

A critical contest for two teams right on the playoff line is ahead when Vancouver Whitecaps FC play host to Orlando City SC in an interconference match Saturday evening at BC Place. Whitecaps FC sit right on the red line in the Western Conference, concluding their three-game homestand following a 2-0 win against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday evening. Orlando City have fallen out of the playoff positions in the Eastern Conference, now three games without a win following a 2-0 defeat at the New York Red Bulls to start their three-game road swing at midweek.

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  • Orlando City had scored in each of their first 15 league games this season, before being shut out in two in a row after the scoreless draw with Houston at Camping World Stadium. OCSC and the Portland Timbers were the final teams to be shut out offensively this season, both blanked for the first time on the same day (July 4).
  • Kendall Waston scored his second goal of the season, but Whitecaps FC were hauled back into a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday evening at BC Place. It was Waston’s first goal since scoring the ‘Caps first goal of the season, on March 6 – Waston has scored two goals now in each of his three MLS seasons.
  • The teams met once in Orlando City’s inaugural season, Whitecaps FC claiming a 1-0 win March 21 in Orlando.

REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. AR1 (bench): Eduardo Mariscal; AR2 (opposite): Cameron Blanchard; 4th: David Gantar
MLS Career: 131 games; FC/gm: 24.0; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 23; pens: 23

SUSPENDED: ORL: Brek Shea (caution accumulation; through July 17)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: ORL: Cristian Higuita, Carlos Rivas, David Mateos
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: VAN: Pa-Modou Kah, Pedro Morales, Blas Perez, Matias Laba, Kendall Waston
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (1 meeting): Whitecaps FC 1 win, 1 goal -- Orlando City 0 wins, 0 goals -- Ties 0
AT VANCOUVER: First meeting.

LAST YEAR
3/21: ORL 0, VAN 1 (Rivero 96+)

  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • Coaches record: Bobby Murphy vs. VAN: first game -- Carl Robinson vs. ORL: P1 W1 L0 D0

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Vancouver
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Season Stats

Vancouver Whitecaps FCOrlando City SC
20Games Played18
8Wins4
8Losses5
4Draws9
31Goals28
33Goals Conceded31
211Shots157
114Shots on Target71
278Fouls committed258
212Fouls suffered206
36Offside33
92Corners102

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
VAN45821311.6
ORL35811281.6
01234+Avg
VAN145101.5
ORL125111.9
01234+Avg
VAN313111.6
ORL233001.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
VAN46532331.6
ORL241011311.7
01234+Avg
VAN442101
ORL145001.4
01234+Avg
VAN023222.4
ORL105112.1
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