Charlotte FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups, kickoff time and ones to watch

Charlotte FC hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps at Bank of America Stadium.

The expansion franchise has won all four of their matches at home, but are coming off of a shutout loss to Montreal last week, the sixth time they have been held without a goal this season.

Vancouver defeated FC Dallas 2-1 in the final moments to cap off an unbeaten four-match homestand, but they are winless on the road this year in five tries.

Team news

Charlotte FC

Chris Hegardt (knee) and Vinicus Mello (foot) both returned to training, but are still sidelined.

Backup goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega (concussion), defender Adam Armour (foot) and former Whitecap Yordy Reyna (thigh) are also unavailable.

Former Leicester defender Christian Fuchs is questionable to feature, but if he does, he could make his first start since May 7th.

Vancouver Whitecaps

The visitors have a mess in goal as both Cody Cropper and Isaac Boehmer were placed in the league's health and safety protocol program. Thomas Hasal is also out injured.

Ben Alexander and Max Anchor, were both in training after being called up from the reserve team.

The Whitecaps also secured a weekend-long loan of Niko Giantsopoulos from York United of the Canadian Premier League.

Midfielder Pedro Vite and defender Jake Nerwinski join Cropper and Boehmer in health and safety protocol.

Caio Alexandre (hand) and Tristan Blackmon (foot) are sidelined while Lucas Cavallini is suspended for yellow card accumulation.

Predicted lineups

Charlotte FC: Kahlina; Mora, Makoun, Corujo, Lindsey; Bronico, Franco, Bender; Ruiz; Shinyashiki, Swiderski

Vancouver Whitecaps: Anchor; Martins, Jungwirth, Veselinovic; Gutiérrez, Baldisimo, Teibert, Raposo; Gauld, Dájome, White

Ones to watch

Kristjian Kahlina (Charlotte FC)

Having started all 12 games in net, he's third in MLS with 44 saves and sixth with a save percentage of 78.6. He's only allowed 15 goals and three of those were penalty kicks, making him difficult to beat from open play.

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Cristian Dajome (Vancouver Whitecaps)

He scored ten goals and assisted on five others last season and is part of a dangerous Vancouver attack. A versatile player, the Frenchman is very direct and always a threat in behind any defense.

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Previous meetings

This is the first-ever matchup between Charlotte and Vancouver.

How to watch

The match will be streamed nationally on ESPN+. In Charlotte, WAXN will have English-language coverage while Telemundo will handle Spanish-language duties.

In Vancouver, TSN1 has all of the action with kickoff set for 5pm Eastern time.

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