On Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps host Real Salt Lake in a MLS Western Conference fixture. Vancouver is 10th in the conference table at 5-8-7 on 23 points with a goal difference of -7. Vancouver defeated LAFC 2-1 last Saturday in its most recent MLS fixture. Brian White scored an equalizer in the 60th minute for Vancouver and Ryan Gauld scored the winner in the 89th minute for the Whitecaps.
Vancouver is unbeaten in eight consecutive matches with three victories and five draws following its last two victories over Austin and LAFC. The leading goal scorer for Vancouver is Cristian Dajome with eight, while three others have scored three goals each. Deiber Caicedo, Cristian Gutierrez and Dajome each have three assists to lead Vancouver.
Real Salt Lake sits sixth in the conference table at 7-6-7 on 27 points with a goal difference of +7. Real Salt Lake was defeated by the Colorado Rapids 2-1 last Saturday. Albert Rusnak scored in the 51st minute to put Real Salt Lake ahead but the RSL back line and goalkeeper gave up two goals late in the second half to lose.
Real Salt Lake has lost three consecutive matches and four of the last five played away with only one draw amongst four losses. RSL has only won once in the last eight away matches, which was a 4-0 victory over Vancouver. Rubio Rubin and Albert Rusnak each have five goals to lead Real Salt Lake and Aaron Herrera has posted six assists to lead the club.