Lineup vs. SKC - April 27

Lineup vs. Sporting Kansas City: Morales makes his return from injury

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to host Sporting Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. PT (TSN1 and TSN 1040). Here’s a look at Vancouver’s starting lineup:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1.David Ousted; 8.Fraser Aird, 4.Kendall Waston, 26.Tim Parker, 2.Jordan Harvey; 15.Matías Laba, 31.Russell Teibert; 7.Christian Bolaños, 77.Pedro Morales, 13.Cristian Techera; 9.Masato Kudo

70.Paolo Tornaghi, 11.Nicolás Mezquida, 17.Andrew Jacobson, 23.Kekuta Manneh, 27.Blas Pérez, 29.Octavio Rivero, 44.Pa-Modou Kah

- Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson keeps the same back five for the fifth consecutive match but makes four changes to the front six. Russell Teibert replaces Andrew Jacobson, Christian Bolaños is in for Kekuta Manneh, Pedro Morales returns from injury and replaces Nicolás Mezquida, and Masato Kudo is in for Octavio Rivero. Matías Laba and Cristian Techera both started against FC Dallas last Saturday.

-  Morales returns to the starting XI after missing three matches with a left hip flexor. Prior to the injury, Morales had started the first five matches, scored four penalty kicks, and added one assist.

- Harvey and Ousted are the only two Whitecaps FC players who have started every match this season.

- In total, eight different birth countries are represented in the starters: Argentina, Canada (x2), Chile, Costa Rica (x2), Denmark, Japan, United States (x2), Uruguay.

Injury Update

Christian Dean - left foot fracture suffered during training on March 1, surgery on March 9

Deybi Flores - right adductor strain suffered in the first half of the April 22 USL away match against LA Galaxy II

WFC2 Loans

The following four players were loaned to WFC2 for Wednesday’s match vs. Swope Park Rangers – Sporting KC's United Soccer League side:

Cole Seiler

Marco Carducci

Ben McKendry

Marco Bustos

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