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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

  • Minnesota United’s last game was a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles FC at Allianz Field.
  • The draw stretched the Loons’ unbeaten streak against LAFC to five games.
  • The game-tying goal in the 65th minute was scored by Osvaldo Alonso, his first goal since September 25, 2019, when he scored another game-tying goal against Sporting KC in a game the Loons would go on to win 2-1.
  • Chase Gasper earned a yellow card in the 56th minute against LAFC, meaning he will be suspended for the game against Vancouver due to yellow card accumulation.
  • Emanuel Reynoso leads the league in successful dribbles with 95 and is second in key passes behind Carles Gil with 82.
  • MNUFC are 3-2-3 in the all-time series against the Vancouver Whitecaps, but haven’t lost to the Whitecaps since July 28, 2018 when they fell 4-2 at BC Place Stadium.
  • The Caps have outshot the Loons in the all-time series by one — 104 to 103.
  • Minnesota United have taken 453 shots on the year, the fourth most in MLS. Vancouver have taken 330, the third fewest.
  • Vancouver are tied with Real Salt Lake for the fifth-best scoring percentage in MLS at 12.4%. They’ve scored 41 goals on their 330 shots.
  • Wil Trapp is the minutes leader for Minnesota United, having played 2,481 of a possible 2,790 minutes for the club this season. Chase Gasper is not far behind with 2,448 minutes.
  • Vancouver’s Janio Bikel has committed 68 fouls on the season, putting him second in MLS. His teammate Cristian Dajome has suffered 86, the third most in the league. Reynoso is directly behind him, having been fouled 85 times.
  • Vancouver’s Brian White is one of seven players to have scored a hat trick this season. MNUFC faced one of the others — LAFC’s Cristian Arango — in their last game.
  • White is also putting a little over half (53.7%) his shots on goal and has scored on half of his 22 shots on goal so far for a scoring percentage of 26.8%. That’s sixth in the league.
  • Franco Fragapane’s nine assists in 16 games have him second on the assists per game list with a rate of 0.56.
  • Tyler Miller is saving 76.7% of the shots he’s facing, putting him in a tie for second in the league behind Andre Blake for save percentage.
  • If Tyler Miller plays against Vancouver, it will be his 100th MLS appearance, including playoffs.
  • Osvaldo Alonso’s next start will be his 50th for MNUFC in the regular season.

MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS

  • Michael Boxall played the 2011 season with Vancouver Whitecaps FC after being taken by the club in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft.
  • Dayne St. Clair plays on the Canada National Men’s Team alongside several Vancouver Whitecaps players, including goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, defender Cristian Gutierrez and forward Lucas Cavallini.
  • St. Clair and Vancouver’s Ryan Raposo, Lucas Cavallini and Derek Cornelius all hail from the Toronto area. St. Clair and Cornelius are from Pickering and Ajax, respectively, to the east, and Raposo and Cavallini are from Hamilton and Mississauga to the west.
  • Like Emanuel Reynoso and Franco Fragapane, Vancouver’s Erik Godoy hails from Argentina.
  • MNUFC Technical Director Mark Watson played for Whitecaps FC in 2005, when the club competed in USL.
  • Goalkeeping Coach Stewart Kerr joined Minnesota United following two years with Vancouver from 2017–2018.
  • Andrew Rose played with Osvaldo Alonso from 2012 through 2015 on Seattle Sounders FC.
  • Minnesota and Vancouver were league opponents prior to both clubs joining MLS. They last met in the USSF Division 2 Pro League in 2010.