2020 MLS – Vancouver Whitecaps vs SJ Earthquakes Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Vancouver Whitecaps vs SJ Earthquakes taking place? Thursday 16th July, 2020 – 02:00 (UK)

Where is Vancouver Whitecaps vs SJ Earthquakes taking place? ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Field 17, Orlando

What television channel is Vancouver Whitecaps vs SJ Earthquakes on? Sky Sports, Premier Sports & FreeSports share the rights to MLS matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Vancouver Whitecaps vs SJ Earthquakes in the UK? If televised on Sky Sports, subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go / If televised on Premier Sports or FreeSports, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player

In the US, ESPN+ have the rights to stream some MLS matches. Those in the US can sign up by clicking here

Where can I get tickets for Vancouver Whitecaps vs SJ Earthquakes? This match will be played behind closed doors

THE PREDICTION

After conceding seven goals in their two regular season games prior to lockdown, SJ Earthquakes will have been delighted with having shut out reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders in a goalless draw last weekend and there were plenty of positive signs from that match. Coach Matias Almeyda’s approach demands that his players keep possession of the ball and that is a stategy which suits the stifling conditions in Orlando. They largely dominated the ball against the Sounders and will look to do that once more against the Vancouver Whitecaps here, who will be playing their first game in the tournament. The Canadian side recorded an excellent 0-1 win over LA Galaxy before the enforced break but that was some time ago now and the Earthquakes’ extra match sharpness could be key. They can take a giant step towards progressing from the group with a victory here.

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