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Whitecaps Host New England Revolution: Match Preview

The Vancouver Whitecaps host the New England Revolution Sunday night as they return to MLS action. Vancouver is coming off a big 2-1 victory in the Canadian Championship 2-1 against York United. The mid-week victory comes off an even more impressive 2-0 victory over FC Dallas who was 2nd in the Western Conference standings going into the match.

Vancouver was able to punch their ticket to the Canadian Championship final after two 2nd half goals from Brian White in the 2nd half. The Whitecaps were able to control the majority of the 1st half but weren’t able to beat the York United keeper, Niko Giantsopoulos. It was no surprise for the 9 stripes Keeper who had previously helped out the Caps on an emergency basis and looked very good.

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Brian White Scored A Brace For The Whitecaps Against York United FC

Brian White and Ryan Gauld were able to break the draw in the 53rd minute to give the Caps the 1-0 lead. More pressure from the home side and White was able to score his second his the 74th minute before being subbed off. Isiah Johnston was able to get one back late for York but it wasn’t enough for the Canadian Premier League squad.

With the victory, the Whitecaps can put the CCL on hold while they await Toronto FC in late July and focus on moving up in the Western Conference. The New England Revolution also come into Sunday in good form picking up points in all of their last 8 matches going 4-4-0.

Most recently the Revolution is coming off a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United FC. Dylan Borrero and Gustavo Bou in the second half and New England was able to hold on for the entire 3 points.

Projected Lineups, News, And Notes As The Whitecaps Host New England Revolution

It was a strong lineup for the Vancouver Whitecaps against York United with 3 Designated Players in the starting 11. Andres Cubas has now appeared in 3 matches for Vancouver while starting the past 2 matches. He looked great once again and has done an amazing job in solidifying the defensive midfield while adding a touch of offensive prowess, as he isn’t afraid to jump up into the play or fire a shot from outside the box.

Jake Nerwinski is dealing with an eye issue while both Erik Godoy and Cristian Gutierrez are dealing with calf issues and are questionable for Sunday’s match. Simon Berhalter remains out with a stress fracture in the midfield.

Good news for the Whitecaps as it looks like Thomas Hasal is back from injury and will be an option in net for Vanni Sartini. Expect Cody “The Stopper” Cropper to get the start in the net after his recent success.

Sports Talk Line And The Vancouver Whitecaps

With a victory on Sunday evening over the New England Revolution, the Whitecaps will keep pace with the playoff field in the MLS Western Conference Standings. Make sure to check out the match recap from the Sports Talk Line Network after the final whistle.

I will be over in Vancouver for the match so follow me on Twitter @JoshuaGriffith0 for all the latest news, updates, and videos from the stadium as I bring you all your coverage. Then make sure to stick around after the match for post-game interviews from Vanni Sartini and the players and instant reaction about what went down in the 90 minutes!

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