VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to host Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. PT (TSN 1/3 and TSN 1040 radio). Here are some news and notes on Vancouver’s starting lineup.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1.David Ousted; 6.Jordan Smith, 4.Kendall Waston, 26.Tim Parker, 2.Jordan Harvey; 17.Andrew Jacobson, 15.Matías Laba; 7.Christian Bolaños, 11.Nicolás Mezquida, 13.Cristian Techera; 9.Masato Kudo
70.Paolo Tornaghi, 8.Fraser Aird, 14.Cole Seiler, 19.Erik Hurtado, 30.Ben McKendry, 33.Marcel de Jong, 77.Pedro Morales
Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson makes three personnel changes to his starting XI from Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Colorado Rapids as Nicolás Mezquida, Cristian Techera, and Masato Kudo draw in for Pedro Morales and the injured Kekuta Manneh and Blas Pérez.
Kudo returns to the Whitecaps FC starting lineup for the first time since suffering a fractured jaw on May 11 against Chicago Fire. The Japanese striker missed six league matches and all four Amway Canadian Championship matches.
Recently acquired Canadian international defender Marcel de Jong will be available as a substitute, while David Edgar continues to work towards full fitness.
22.Christian Dean - meniscus tear on his right knee suffered during training on May 25,
23.Kekuta Manneh - right foot injury suffered July 9 against Colorado Rapids
29.Blas Pérez - left hamstring strain/tightness suffered July 9 home against Colorado Rapids
31.Russell Teibert - right quad strain suffered June 29 against Toronto FC
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