Fresh off a 3-out-of-6 point road trip (respectable), the Caps journey back to BC Place to battle D.C. United. It will no doubt be a difficult match, but one fans will expect to win.
The Whitecaps surprisingly won at Rio TInto stadium for the first time 1-0 thanks to a Darren Mattocks goal. The big question for this weekend is wether or not we will stick with the 4-3-1-2 formation. It was a big success, however much more defensive. Do the Caps stick with last weeks success, or do they return to their previous attacking self?
D.C. are fresh off a home tie to the Houston Dynamo. Despite controlling most of the game, they couldn't prevent a Ricardo Clark equalizer. D.C. have looked relatively good this year, but still not their powerhouse self from last year. Look out for Perry Kitchen to try and control the game in the middle of the pitch. Despite only playing two central midfielders, D.C. is remarkably excellent at holding the middle of the park. Here is my Predicted Starting Line-Up:
Ousted, Beitashour, Waston, Kah, Harvey, Koffie, Laba, Teibert, Morales, Rivero, Mattocks (4-3-1-2)
4-1 Caps (Wooh!)
Mattocks (5), Rivero (14), Koffie (38), Arrieta (66), Rivero (71)
Darren Mattocks starts off this excellent match with a rebound goal off of a Pedro Morales blast. Octavio Rivero gets his first of the night by smashing the ball past Hamid after a well-timed run. Gershon Koffie bags his first of the year with a curling strike from outside the area. D.C. United get one back after Jairo Arrieta connects with a well-placed cross. Octavio Rivero gets his first brace of year after been given too much time and space, which allows him to sweep the ball into the far top-corner.
Good Luck Caps!