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Columbus Crew SC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | 2016 MLS Match Preview

COLUMBUS CREW SC vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
MAPFRE Stadium | Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, September 10 | Week #27 | MLS Game #274
6 pm ET (
TSN2, MLS LIVE, TWCSC-OH, CW Columbus)

A pair of clubs sitting below the red line in their respective conferences meet in a critical contest when Columbus Crew SC play host to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at Mapfre Stadium. Crew SC sit at the foot of the Eastern Conference, eight points outside of the top six with eight games to play, returning home after a 2-1 loss at the LA Galaxy last weekend. Whitecaps FC had their winless streak extended to eight games in their last match, suffering a third consecutive shutout in a 1-0 home loss to the New York Red Bulls at BC Place, now sitting four points behind sixth place and the final playoff position in the Western Conference.

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  • Crew SC alternated wins and losses for a fourth consecutive match, dropping a late 2-1 decision to the LA Galaxy on Saturday evening at StubHub Center. Adam Jahn scored his second goal in the last three games, his first goals for Crew SC since his arrival via trade from San Jose.
  • Whitecaps FC had their league winless streak extended to eight matches with a fifth defeat in that time, suffering a third consecutive shutout in a 1-0 home loss to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday evening at BC Place.
  • Crew SC have not defeated Whitecaps FC since the 2011 season – Vancouver’s first year in MLS. The teams reached a 2-2 draw April 8, 2015 in the last meeting between the teams, ending a three-game winning streak over three seasons for Whitecaps FC.
  • The ‘Caps have won the last two meetings in Columbus, both by 1-0 scorelines, the last coming in 2014.

REFEREE: Fotis Bazakos. AR1 (bench): Gianni Facchini; AR2 (opposite): Brian Poeschel; 4th: Mark Kadlecik
MLS Career: 57 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 13; pens: 18

SUSPENDED: VAN: Carl Robinson (head coach; through Sept. 11)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: VAN: Kendall Waston
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: VAN: Blas Perez, Fraser Aird, Andrew Jacobson
DISABLED LIST: CLB: Matt Pacifici, Ben Swanson (season-ending injury)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (6 meetings): Crew SC 2 wins, 6 goals …  Whitecaps FC 3 wins, 7 goals … Ties 1
AT COLUMBUS (3 meetings): Crew SC 1 win, 2 goals …  Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 3 goals … Ties 0

LAST YEAR (MLS):
4/8: VAN 2, CLB 2 (Rivero 31; Mattocks 64 – Kamara 24, 50)

  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • Crew SC have not defeated Whitecaps FC since the 2011 season – Vancouver’s first year in MLS. The teams reached a 2-2 draw April 8, 2015 in the last meeting between the teams, ending a three-game winning streak over three seasons for Whitecaps FC.
  • The ‘Caps have won the last two meetings in Columbus, both by 1-0 scorelines, the last coming in 2014.
  • Coaches record: Carl Robinson vs. CLB: P2 W1 L0 T1 … Gregg Berhalter vs. VAN: P2 W0 L1 T1

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Columbus
L
D
W
L
W
L
Vancouver
L
L
L
L
D
L

Season Stats

Columbus Crew SCVancouver Whitecaps FC
26Games Played28
5Wins8
10Losses13
11Draws7
35Goals34
42Goals Conceded44
280Shots281
126Shots on Target140
243Fouls committed394
279Fouls suffered292
73Offside46
152Corners133

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
CLB611522351.3
VAN106921341.2
01234+Avg
CLB172221.8
VAN256101.4
01234+Avg
CLB543000.8
VAN813111

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
CLB66761421.6
VAN671032441.6
01234+Avg
CLB344211.6
VAN454101.1
01234+Avg
CLB323401.7
VAN226222
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