Saturday’s match is the third encounter between the Crew and Vancouver. The Crew holds a 2-0-0 record the Whitecaps FC.
The Crew has dominated all Canadian teams since Toronto FC joined the league in 2007. It has only lost once to TFC in 2011.
Saturday’s match will the 499th in Crew history. The all-time record for the Crew is 208-196-94 with a 51% win percentage.
The Crew ranks fifth in the league in shots per game with 13.7. The team with the best and the worst record in the league so far, Sporting KC and Toronto FC, share the lead with 15.9 shots per game.
Milovan Mirosevic is ranked third in fouls suffered with 16 behind Montreal’s Davy Arnaud and Sporting KC’s Kei Kamara who are tied for first with 17.
Two more Crew players earned the first MLS starts last weekend against Houston. Defenders Josh Williams and Nemanja Vukovic were both in the starting lineup last Saturday, April 21.
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Two players recorded their first MLS points on Saturday. Vukovic and Aaron Schoenfeld both were awarded an assist on Eddie Gaven’s second goal of the night.
Gaven’s two goals against Houston were his 43rd and 44th career tallies. On average he has scored one goal every 5.45 games he has played.