Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
7 p.m., Swangard Stadium
Radio: TEAM 1040
The skinny: A win tonight lifts Vancouver into first place and sets the table for a pair of exciting showdowns in Puerto Rico with the current front-runners ... The Caps and Silverbacks have split two meetings by equal 3-2 counts.
Whitecaps (12-6-6, 2nd, 27 GF, 24 GA): With M Justin Moose returning from injury, all but D Geordie Lyall are healthy ... The Caps are 6-2-4 at home.
Silverbacks (8-9-8, 6th, 35 GF, 44 GA): Gone is M Ansu Toure, who scored both goals in their last visit. He was traded to Miami FC for M Sean Cameron ... Top scorer Macoumba Kandji and M Rodrigo Rios are unable to make the trip due to visa issues ... Atlanta is 1-7-3 away.
Notes: The Whitecaps and Umbro have partnered with the Salvation Army to provide soccer equipment for children from low-income families. Donate your gently-worn boots and soccer gear on site.
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