COMMERCE CITY, CO – After a wild month of May, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4W-5L-5D) visit Colorado Rapids (2W-7L-2D) on Friday in their penultimate match before the World Cup break.
KICKOFF: 6 p.m. PT | TV: TSN 1/3 | RADIO: 1410 AM
Here are the key storylines to watch.
High-flying attack: The ‘Caps have scored nine goals in their last four matches, which were all comeback draws. That includes a hat-trick from Cristian Techera in last weekend’s 3-3 thriller vs. New England.
Without Waston: Vancouver’s back line will have a new look to it on Friday with Kendall Waston having joined Costa Rica ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On the other hand, Canadian centre back Doneil Henry has returned to the team after a brief loan spell with Ottawa Fury FC and could be involved.
Recent success vs. Rapids: In their last four matches against Colorado, the ‘Caps have posted an unbeaten 2W-0L-2D record. That includes a win and a draw in two visits to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park last season.
Alphonso Davies (LW) vs. Deklan Wynne (D): The always electric Alphonso Davies goes up against his former WFC2 teammate Deklan Wynne, who has been playing on the right side of Colorado’s three-man back line.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 2-2 draw vs. New England Revolution
Colorado Rapids: 3-2 loss vs. Portland Timbers
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Cristian Techera (5 goals)
Colorado Rapids: Dominique Badji (5 goals)
“Lots of fun, lots of grey hairs, enjoyment, smiles, disappointment, frustration, a bit of everything really. I don’t think you could have packed too much more into a month. Some really, really good performances, some individual errors you’re probably not likely to see over the course of a season never mind in one month, but lots of goals.” – Carl Robinson on the month of May