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Orlando City at Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, TV Info, Live Stream, Lineups, Open Thread and More

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Can the Lions grab a long-awaited road win? Can they score a goal under Bobby Murphy? Here’s all the match info you need for tonight.

Nick Leyva, The Mane Land

Welcome to your match thread for tonight's match-up between Orlando City (4-5-9, 21 points) and the Vancouver Whitecaps (8-8-4, 28 points). It's the only scheduled meeting of the regular season between the two teams and the first ever at BC Place. The Lions will continue searching for their first win (and first goal, for that matter) in the post-Adrian Heath era.

Orlando lost the only previous meeting, 1-0, at the stadium known then as the Citrus Bowl back on March 21, 2015. You may recall that was City’s first MLS loss as Octavio Rivero scored in the 96th minute -- ironically on a foul just after Vancouver’s Jordan Harvey was booked for time wasting on a throw-in, moments after the fourth official had signaled four minutes of injury time. Instead of wasting precious seconds to get a road draw, the Whitecaps had stolen all three points.

The injuries and suspensions are piling up for Orlando City. Kaká (calf), Harrison Heath (knee), Tommy Redding (hamstring), Rafael Ramos (hamstring) and Pedro Ribeiro (back) are out. Brek Shea picked up his fifth yellow card on Wednesday. Carlos Rivas has visa issues, making things difficult for a game north of the border.

Here's your mandatory content for tonight's match:

Official Lineups:

Orlando City (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Joe Bendik.

Defenders: Luke Boden, Seb Hines, David Mateos, Kevin Alston.

Defensive Midfielders: Servando CarrascoDarwin Ceren.

Attacking Midfielders: Kevin Molino, Julio Baptista, Hadji Barry.

Forward: Cyle Larin.

Bench: Earl Edwards Jr., Conor Donovan, Devron Garcia, Tyler Turner, Cristian Higuita, and Antonio Nocerino.

Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: David Ousted

Defenders: Jordan Harvey, Tim Parker, Kendall Waston, Jordan Smith.

Defensive Midfielders: Andrew Jacobson, Matias Laba,

Attacking Midfielders: Christian Bolanos, Nicolas Mezquida, Pedro Morales.

Forward: Masato Kudo.

Bench: Paolo Tornaghi, Marcel De Jong, Cole Seiler, Cristian Techera, Ben McKendry, Alphonso Davies, Erik Hurtado.

Referees

Ref: Hilario Grajeda.

AR1: Eduardo Mariscal.

AR2: Cameron Blanchard.

4th: Dave Gantar.

How to Watch

Match Time: 10 p.m. (ET).

Venue: BC Place – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

TV: TV27.

Radio: 104.1 FM Real Radio (English), La Grande 1030 (Spanish).

Streaming: MLS Live.

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along at@TheManeLand, as well as Orlando City's official Twitter feed (@OrlandoCitySC).

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