CF Vs VAN Dream 11 Prediction: Bottom of the league encounter in Group B offers Chicago Fire and Whitecaps a chance to redeem themselves.
For Vancouver Whitecaps, the newly formulated MLS Is Back tournament has been a horrid outing out in the middle. Not only has the side gone onto lose both of its matches in Group B but has been played around with to see the sides chances of making it into the playoffs come to an abrupt end.
And the side has no one to blame for their impasse but themselves. Defence has been a massive cause of concern for the club to leave the side clutching at straws, a monkey they just haven’t been able to get off their backs since the restart of Major League Soccer.
While the competition is done for them after being trounced and schooled by Seattle Sounders in a 3-0 defeat, the club will still head out looking to scrounge its way to an elusive win in the group. With points from this tournament carrying forward into the main league of the MLS, a win today could go a long way in the side’s revival in the coming months.
For third placed Chicago Fire, today’s encounter meanwhile comes bearing with it colossal ramifications. The side is still very much in the clamour of moving into second place after having won its opening fixture 2-1 with a win today assuring them of moving directly into the quarter-finals.
And we envision that propelling on the club today with the side coming hot out of the blocks to pile on the goals against one of the worst defensive units in the competition.
Probable Playing 11
- The usual names will miss out once again for Fire with Azira, Johan and Jeremiah all suffering injuries at the moment.
- Erik and Bikel have sustained injuries, ones which see the duo be out of action for Vancouver Whitecaps.
Kenneth Kronholm, Mauricio Pineda, Wyatt Omsberg, Álvaro Medrán, Luka Stojanovic, Fabian Herbers, Fabian Herbers, Miguel Navarro, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Robert Beric, Elliot Collier
Bryan Meredith, Maxime Crépeau, Thomas Hasal, Cristián Gutiérrez, Ranko Veselinovic, Jasser Khmiri, Erik Godoy, Jakob Nerwinski, Gianfranco Facchineri, Hwang In-Beom
Match: Fire Vs Vancouver Whitecaps Group B
Date And Time: 23rd July, Thursday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: Wide World of Sports Complex, Bay Lake
Top Goal Scorer
- Beric: 1 Goal
- Dajome: 1 Goal
Fire Vs Earthquakes: 0-2
Sounders Vs Vancouver Whitecaps: 3-0
Despite Vancouver Whitecaps seeing their defensive gameplan vanish up in smoke in the last two matches with the side being ticked off for 7 goals, Thomas Hasal has stood firm and resolute for the club. The goal-keeper has shown resilience in the face of adversity, a name who has waged a lone battle in a bid to help his side wrench out of its atrocious anguish.
For Chicago Fire, their all important 2-1 win against Seattle Sounders was given birth to by CB Mauricio Pineda. The defender showed why he’s such a revered name, a player who came up with a goal and assist in the win to assert his attacking attributes early on in the tournament.
Wingback Miguel Navarro has an akin penchant to marauding up the park and offering unbridled support to the side’s wide attacks to make him a must have pick from the side as well with Francisco Calvo completing the trivalent of picks from the side for the day.
With a goal in the tournament, the electric Gaston Gimenez was always going to make an advent into our Dream 11 framework for the day. He’s paired alongside the robust and vibrant wingback Frankowski, a player whose willingness to make his presence felt in both the dockets has seen him pull off some gripping displays.
Vancouver Whitecaps will on the other hand be represented by a parentship, one which has been responsible for the attacking threat the side has managed to traverse its way to up till now. Both David Milinkovic and Hwang In-Beom have registered the one assist apiece, ones which see the enigmatic duo be imbibed in our side.
Up against a defence which has been clobbered, a backline which can be toyed without any qualms by absolutely anyone, Chicago Fire’s Robert Beric is going to love his time in the middle today. The player has the one goal in the competition, one he’s set to add to, to make him the first pick from the side.
Counterpart CJ Sapong will be linking up with him for the impending encounter, two players who are set to make a mockery a defence constituted of tired legs. Elsewhere, the opposition will see their top scorer with the one goal, Cristian Dajome wrap up our set of picks for the upcoming outing.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With the one goal, Beric will captain our side while Gimenez is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Hasal, Pineda, Calvo, Miguel, Hwang, David, Gimenez, Medran, Dajome, Beric, Sapong
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.