Know Your Enemy: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Philadelphia Union will return to MLS action Saturday night in a match-up against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Saturday will be the first and only meeting of the 2018 season between the two clubs. Here is everything you need to know about the opponent.

Team: Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Venue:  Talen Energy Stadium
Kick-off: 5 p.m. ET (PHL 17)
2018 Record: 6-5-5; 23 Points; 4th in the Western Conference
Starting XI from Last Match: Brian Rowe, Jake Nerwinski, José Aja, Doneil Henry, Brek Shea, Cristian Techera (Nicolás Mezquida 74'), Aly Ghazal (Jordan Mutch 74'), Felipe, Alphonso Davies, Kei Kamara, Yordy Reyna (Russell Teibert 88')
Leading Scorer: Kei Kamara (6)

Vancouver has several dangerous players, but Kei Kamara tops the list. The MLS veteran has dominated since making his debut in 2006 with Columbus Crew, tallying 22,349 minutes. Kamara became the 12th player in the league to surpass 100 career goals. In 2010, Kamara made his FIFA World Cup debut for Sierra Leone and has played in 25 games with the national team. The forward made another appearance in 2014 at the FIFA World Cup. Kamara was named a finalist for the league’s MVP award in 2015. Philadelphia will need to keep a close eye on Kamara Saturday night.

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