D.C. United had a lead! Then they lost it. With that, they missed their chance to finally get that elusive first victory. They remain one of two teams, Columbus being the other, without a victory in 2016. Their minus six goal differential is worst in the league. They have led twice this season, each for approximately 50 minutes, but that’s nothing to brag about through five games.

Vancouver on the other hand, has a three-game unbeaten streak going and will look to continue that this week. Luckily for them, it’s an away match so they should have no problems doing so. Pedro Morales is leading the league in goal scoring to date, although he will be out for this week’s match. Other notables out this week are forward Kekuta Manneh and midfielder Kianz Froese.

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United is of course without keepers Bill Hamid and Andrew Dykstra as well as defender Chris Korb and midfielders Markus Halsti and Collin Martin.

Previous Meeting

D.C. won! The lone meeting last year was a 2-1 victory for United away at BC Place. No wonder they won.

Prediction

Three goals in five matches aren’t going to win you very many games. I believe Vancouver wins this one, 2-0.

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