Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): Marco Arruda; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal MLS Career: 55 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 15; pens: 16
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: VAN: Sam Adekugbe, Matias Laba, Pa-Modou Kah ... DAL: Kellyn Acosta, Atiba Harris, Ryan Hollingshead
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: VAN: Jordan Harvey, Steven Beitashour, Gershon Koffie, Nicolas Mezquida ... DAL: Matt Hedges, Victor Ulloa, Dan Kennedy
DISABLED LIST: VAN: Andre Lewis
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (11 meetings): Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 10 goals ... FC Dallas 7 wins, 18 goals ... Ties 2
AT VANCOUVER (6 meetings): Whitecaps FC 2 wins, 8 goals ... FC Dallas 2 wins, 8 goals ... Ties 2
RETURN MATCHES: 10/7: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. FC Dallas, 7 p.m. PT; 10/14: FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 8 p.m. CT
Coaches record: Carl Robinson vs. DAL: P3 W1 L1 D1 ... Oscar Pareja vs. VAN: P9 W3 L4 D2
How to watch
Kickoff: 9:00 PM
Venue: BC Blace
TV: TXA 21
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: Oscar Pareja will likely have to make a couple moves with his lineup this weekend as hopefully he brings out Ryan Hollingshead and puts back in Zach Loyd into the defense, with Je-Vaughn Watson going back to the fullback spot. Outside of that, we know Mauro Diaz is not going to be available for this one so we'll likely get another look at Rolando Escobar.
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