VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to host San Jose Earthquakes in their final home match of the regular season (4:30 p.m. PT on TSN1 and TSN 1040 radio).
Here’s a look at Vancouver’s starting lineup.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
24.Stefan Marinović; 28.Jake Nerwinski, 4.Kendall Waston ©, 26.Tim Parker, 17.Marcel de Jong; 66.Aly Ghazal, 16.Tony Tchani; 13.Cristian Techera, 29.Yordy Reyna, 20.Brek Shea; 12.Fredy Montero
1.David Ousted, 2.Jordan Harvey, 8.Andrew Jacobson, 11.Nicolás Mezquida, 19.Erik Hurtado, 23.Bernie Ibini, 67.Alphonso Davies
- Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson makes five changes to his starting lineup from last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at New York Red Bulls. Stefan Marinović, Kendall Waston, Cristian Techera, Yordy Reyna, and Brek Shea replace David Ousted, Aaron Maund, Jordan Harvey, Alphonso Davies, and Erik Hurtado.
- Seven of Vancouver’s starters are in their first year with the club.
- Marinović makes his first start at BC Place – has posted a 2W-1L-0D record away from home saving 13 of 15 shots on target with a 0.67 GAA.
- Marinović, along with Waston, Reyna, and Christian Bolaños (suspended this match), were away last week on international duty.
- De Jong celebrates his 31st birthday today.
- Aly Ghazal has now started six of the last eight matches, Whitecaps FC are 3W-1L-1D when he plays.
- Midfielder Cristian Techera returns to the lineup for the first time since his wife Claudia gave birth to their first son Bastian. Bastian has two older sisters in Aldana and Camila. Whitecaps FC are 18W-0L-7D when Techera record a goal or assist.
David Edgar: PCL and MCL tear, as well as a meniscus tear, in his right knee suffered on December 15, surgery on January 4. Out for the 2017 MLS season
Matías Laba: ACL tear in his right knee suffered in the first half at New England on August 12, surgery on August 25. Out for the rest of 201
Suspended: Christian Bolaños (red card vs. Sporting KC)
Caution accumulation warning: Tony Tchani (four games away from Good Behavior Incentive)