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Pre-match measurement of Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Tale of the Tape: D.C. United vs. Vancouver

In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.

United In Form

In its last five matches across all competitions, D.C. United has a record of 3-1-1, including two wins in the U.S. Open Cup.

Forwards Finding Their Form

In D.C. United’s last four games in all competitions, forwards Dwayne De Rosario and Chris Pontius have scored seven goals between them. The pair have scored a penalty apiece in the Black-and-Red’s last two MLS games, with Lionard Pajoy also scoring from the spot in the 3-1 Open Cup win against New England on 6/26. De Rosario also scored a hat-trick against the Philadelphia Union in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, while both scored against New England in the quarterfinal on 6/26.

Vulnerable Interval

Throughout the 2013 MLS season, Vancouver has allowed 24 goals, eight of which have come in the 46th – 60th minutes of the match, the most of any team in MLS during that time frame.

Whitecaps On The Road

Whitecaps FC holds a 4-27-10 all-time road record over three MLS seasons (2011-13).

Vancouver, Beware

United midfielder/forward Chris Pontius has faced Whitecaps FC twice during his tenure with the Black-and-Red, tallying twice against Vancouver on 8/13/11 en route to a 4-0 thrashing at RFK Stadium.