After hosting the Seattle Sounders, the Caps drive right through last week's competition to face Portland Timbers this Sunday. Despite the MLS forgetting to give us a ref last week, Vancouver will look to steal a point from their rivals to help their conquest for both the Cascadia and MLS Cup. Both teams look to field their starters, after the Timbers midweek game was fielded by mainly reserves and substitutes. Portland, however, still got three points in Los Angeles (the worse side), to complement another road win last Saturday in New York. Now, my Predicted Starting Lineup:
Ousted, Reo-C, O'Brien, Demerit, Harvey, Laba, Koffie, Manneh, Morales, Hurtado, Mattocks
Johnson PK (8), Manneh (39), Alhassan (70), Salgado (74)
Will Johnson finishes from the spot after Ousted drags down Maximiliano Urruti in the box, forcing the ref to yellow card the Dane. Kekuta Manneh gives the Caps something to cheer about after a flat first half by our standards, powering a distant shot into the bottom corner. Portland regains the lead when Kalif Alhassan curls a shot past the Caps from inside the box. However, substitute Omar Salgado directs a powerful header into the net after a Pedro Morales free kick.
Good Luck Caps