Chicago Fire vs Vancouver Whitecaps Major League Soccer: Welcome to watch Online Game, how to watch Online Live Stream, TV Schedule, Online TV Channel, Odds, Game Time and more info. Chicago Fire vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC match will start at Saturday, June 30 – 7 p.m. ET in Toyota Park – Chicago, you can WATCH from TSN1; MLS LIVE in US.
The victories keep coming for Chicago, and the contributions are from all over the field. Last week was Accam’s chance to play hero – and did he ever, demolishing Orlando City SC in a 4-0 rout. But his international exit means the baton is fresh for the passing, and the offensive spotlight is likely to fall (once again) on MLS Golden Boot leader Nemanja Nikolic, who even managed to sneak one in during Accam’s big day.
Expect Juninho to step in for McCarty, playing alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger as the Fire to look to again assert control of their opponent.
- Suspended: NONE
- Int’l Duty: David Accam (Ghana), Dax McCarty (United States)
- Injury Report: OUT: F – David Arshakyan (right ankle), M – John Goossens (right ankle surgery), GK – Jorge Bava (left elbow tendinitis)
Projected Starting XI (4-3-3) GK: Matt Lampson – Matt Polster, Johan Kappelhof, Joao Meira, Brandon Vincent – Juninho, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Michael de Leeuw – Luis Solignac, Nemanja Nikolic, Daniel Johnson
Notes: Nemanja Nikolic leads the league with 33 shots on target. No other player has more than 30, and only 15 players have more than 20 shots on target this year.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
The ‘Caps are in the midst of a sneaky-good run, making a (very) gradual climb toward the top of the West – robbing themselves of two points last week by allowing Minnesota to equalize from 2-0 down. They could get a boost from the return of forward Yordy Reyna, who’s raring to take the field after missing four months with a foot injury. Head coach Carl Robinson cautioned Reyna isn’t quite fit to start, but could be in line for a sprinkle of playing time toward the end of Saturday’s match.
Overall, Cristian Techera has begun to assert his playmaking skill, and the potential for combination play between him, Reyna, Fredy Montero and Brek Shea in the attacking half has to be encouraging for Vancouver fans, who’ve pinned their hopes on many a supposed savior to develop into some kind of consistent scoring threat. Could be looking at a “sum of all parts” special.
- Suspended: NONE
- Int’l Duty: Sam Adekugbe (Canada), Alphonso Davies (Canada), Marcel de Jong (Canada), Russell Teibert (Canada)
- Injury Report: OUT: D – Brett Levis (ACL tear), D – David Edgar (PCL, MCL tear), D – Kendall Waston (hand surgery); QUESTIONABLE: M – Christian Bolaños (right shoulder sprain), D – Christian Dean (left foot stress fracture), F – Erik Hurtado (left foot fracture), M – Nicolas Mezquida (right high ankle sprain), F – Yordy Reyna (left foot fracture)
Projected Starting XI (4-1-4-1) GK: David Ousted — Jake Nerwinski, Andrew Jacobson, Tim Parker, Jordan Harvey — Matias Laba — Cristian Techera, Tony Tchani, Bernie Ibini, Brek Shea — Fredy Montero
Notes: Vancouver has won three of the last four meetings against Chicago (3-1-1). In their seven all-time meetings, the Whitecaps have only conceded multiple goals to the Fire once.