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Game Thread: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Place: BC Place, Vancouver, BC
  • Television: The Comcast Network
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union are 2-3-2 (W-L-D) against the Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Know Thy Enemy: Eighty Six Forever

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Derrick Jones, Haris Medunjanin; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Vancouver Whitecaps: David Ousted; Jordan Harvey, Christian Dean, Tim Parker, Sheanon Williams; Alphonso Davies, Andrew Jacobson, Matias Laba, Cristian Techera; Erik Hurtado, Kekuta Manneh

Bench

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Ken Tribbett, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.J. Sapong
  • Vancouver Whitecaps: Paolo Tornaghi, Jakob Nerwinski, Mauro Rosales, Russell Teibert, Fredy Montero, Brek Shea, Nicolas Mezquida

Injuries

Philadelphia Union

  • Josh Yaro is out recovering from shoulder surgery
  • Maurice Edu is still rehabbing from a broken fibula suffered last October.

Vancouver Whitecaps

  • Christian Bolanos is out with right knee patellar tendonitis
  • Brett Levis is out with an ACL tear
  • Yordy Reyna is out while recovering from foot surgery
  • David Edgar is out with a tear in his PCL and MCL
  • Nicolas Mezquida is available to play despite a hip injury

Officials

Referee: Sorin Stoica

Assistant: Adam Wienckowski

Assistant: Jason White

Fourth: Dave Gantar