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GAME THREAD: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union

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A top tier Western Conference team is probably not what the Union need right now. But that's exactly what the Union are getting.

Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports
UNION GAME #11
VS
BC Place, Vancouver, BC
May 9, 2015
7:00 PM ET
TCN - Jonathan Yardley and Peter Pappas
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Eighty Six Forever
Starting XI
Octavio Rivero Forward Fernando Aristeguieta

Kekuta Manneh, Pedro Morales, Mauro Rosales

Russell Teibert, Matias Laba

Midfield

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Eric Ayuk

Maurice Edu, Zach Pfeffer

Jordan Harvey, Pa Modou Kah, Kendall Waston, Tim Parker Defense Sheanon Williams, Richie Marquez, Ethan White, Ray Gaddis
David Ousted Goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre
Paolo Tornaghi, Sam Adekugbe, Gershon Koffie, Cristian Techera, Robert Earnshaw, Nicolas Mezquida, Darren Mattocks Bench Trey Mitchell, Fabinho, Brian Carroll, Fred, Vincent Nogueira, Conor Casey, Sebastien Le Toux
Numbers of Note
1.7 - Vancouver Whitecaps' points per game, 3rd best in MLS
0.6 - Philadelphia Union's points per game, 2nd worst in MLS
0 - combined MLS minutes of the two goalkeepers on the Union's 18-man roster
Game Officials
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant: Paul Scott
Assistant: Eduardo Mariscal
Fourth: Juan Guzman