FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | 2016 MLS Match Preview
FC DALLAS vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
TOYOTA STADIUM | Frisco, Texas
July 31, 2016 | Week 21 | MLS Game #213
6 pm ET (MLS LIVE in the US, TSN in Canada)
A taut match featuring Western Conference foes is in store when FC Dallas entertain Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday evening at Toyota Stadium. FC Dallas return home still holding the best overall record in MLS and the lead of the conference by three points, after their 1-1 draw at the second-place Colorado Rapids last weekend. Whitecaps FC sit right on the red line, in sixth place in the West, reaching a second consecutive draw with a scoreless result at the Houston Dynamo last weekend.
- FC Dallas stayed atop the league's overall standings after picking up a point in a 1-1 road draw vs. the Colorado Rapids thanks to a late goal from Victor Ulloa. FC Dallas are currently 12-6-5 on the year.
- The Vancouver Whitecaps also tied in their last game, playing the Houston Dynamo to a scoreless draw at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Whitecaps are 8-8-6 at this point in the season.
- This meeting will mark the second and final encounter between the two Western Conference sides during the regular season. FC Dallas and the Whitecaps last met on April 23 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Canadian club prevailed via a 3-0 win.
REFEREE: Jair Marrufo. AR1 (bench): Philippe Briere; AR2 (opposite): Kermit Quisenberry; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
MLS Career: 203 games; FC/gm: 23.4; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 38; pens: 57
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DAL: Atiba Harris
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DAL: Walker Zimmerman -- VAN: Pa-Modou Kah, Blas Perez, Matias Laba, Kendall Waston, Andrew Jacobson
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (15 meetings): FC Dallas 8 wins, 20 goals -- Whitecaps FC 4 wins, 14 goals -- Ties 3
AT DALLAS (6 meetings): FC Dallas 6 wins, 12 goals -- Whitecaps FC 0 wins, 2 goals -- Ties 2
- FC Dallas have won all six encounters between the clubs in Frisco, outscoring Vancouver 12-2.
- Whitecaps FC have come away with points in their last six home matches with FC Dallas, with two wins and three draws.
- Coaches record: Oscar Pareja vs. VAN: P13 W4 L6 D3 -- Carl Robinson vs. DAL: P7 W3 L2 D2
LAST MEETING (MLS):
4/23: VAN 3, DAL 0 (own goal 35; Harvey 63; Manneh 77)
- The game's opening goal came in the 35th minute, when FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz punched a cross off teammate Maynor Figueroa and back into the net.
- The 'Caps doubled their lead in the 63rd minute, as a corner kick was cleared only as far as Jordan Harvey at the spot, and he turned home the rebound.
- The match was secured 14 minutes later, when Kekuta Manneh was freed down the left flank and lashed home a low drive from the corner of the area inside the far post.
- VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (4-2-3-1): David Ousted - Fraser Aird, Kendall Waston, Tim Parker, Jordan Harvey - Andrew Jacobson, Matias Laba - Cristian Techera (Christian Bolanos 80), Nicolas Mezquida (Russell Teibert 88), Kekuta Manneh - Octavio Rivero (Blas Perez 77).
- FC DALLAS (4-4-2): Chris Seitz - Atiba Harris, Zach Loyd, Walker Zimmerman, Maynor Figueroa - Michael Barrios (Kellyn Acosta 74), Victor Ulloa (Mauro Diaz 71), Carlos Gruezo, Fabian Castillo - Maximiliano Urruti, Tesho Akindele.