San Jose go with almost the same XI from the last game, with Tommy Thompson replacing Marcos Lopez, who is on international duty.
Vancouver go with a pretty strong group, although Lucas Cavallini is suspended and unavailable.
Believe it or not, but the Quakes are just a point out of the final playoff spot, and with two wins in the last two games, there’s some potential yet in a season that seemed to have been close to written off just a few weeks ago. There’s still plenty of work to do in a tightly packed Western Conference, but San Jose have hope they can get above the playoff line, and they’ll be encountering a team they memorably beat earlier this season in the Whitecaps.
Vancouver are in second-to-last place in the West right now, but they’re only two points behind the Quakes, so again, the West is as tight as can be. Having said that, the Whitecaps have lost their last three games, including a 3-1 loss over the weekend against Seattle, who are admittedly the class of the conference so far this season, but things haven’t clicked much again this season for Marc Dos Santos’ team.
And this is the matchup that produced the memorable 4-3 win for the Earthquakes over the Whitecaps at the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando this summer. That game was a microcosm of sorts of the teams’ season, but San Jose will hope they have Vancouver’s number again. Vancouver will look for a measure of revenge for that result. We’ll see what happens in what should be another good game.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Wednesday morning, San Jose are (-200) while Vancouver are (+510). The odds of a draw are (+330), so the bookmaker is making the Quakes huge favorites. Wow, let’s see it happen.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between the Quakes and Whitecaps will be televised locally on NBC Sports California, and in the rest of the United States on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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