Alphonso Davies is slowly settling into the Bundesliga, but how are the Whitecaps, the club that Bayern signed him from, faring currently in the MLS? Davies was the club’s player of the season last year.
The Vancouver outfit have had a horror start to the 2019 Major League Soccer season and currently sit second from bottom in the overall table. They struggled in pre-season as well, failing to win any of their games, and that form, it seems, has extended into their regular MLS campaign.
Whitecaps MLS season so far
Vancouver Whitecaps 2-3 Minnesota United
Real Salt Lake 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps
Houston Dynamo 3-2 Vancouver Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps 0-0 Seattle Sounders
Vancouver Whitecaps 0-2 LA Galaxy
That’s four defeats and one goalless stalemate for one point from 5 games (0-1-4 record).
The Whitecaps’ last game saw them lose 2-0 to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired Galaxy side. Things could’ve been very different had Ali Adnan not missed a 2nd minute penalty for the home side. The defender, for reasons best known to him, went for an audacious panenka and saw his effort saved by Galaxy keeper David Bingham. Ibrahimovic first set up Daniel Steres for the game’s opener on 63 minutes and finished it off as a contest with his own strike eight minutes later.
Marc dos Santos’ men take on Chicago Fire, who like the Galaxy, also possess a marquee superstar in the form of Bastian Schweinsteiger, in their next game.
Chicago (1-2-2) aren’t doing that much better either, but they, unlike the Whitecaps, do have a win to their name, having beaten New York Red Bulls a fortnight ago.
Vancouver have scored only one goal from open play so far and have won only one of their last four trips to Bridgeview.
Whitecaps v Chicago at Bridgeview (H2H)
Chicago Fire 4-0 Whitecaps
Chicago Fire 0-1 Whitecaps
Chicago Fire 0-0 Whitecaps
Chicago Fire 1-0 Whitecaps
Chicago Fire 0-0 Whitecaps
If you fancy the Whitecaps to register their first win of the season this weekend, don’t forget to read this guide on how to bet on soccer.
Chicago Fire results this season
LA Galaxy 2-1 Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire 1-1 Orlando City
Chicago Fire 2-4 Seattle Sounders
Chicago Fire 1-0 New York Red Bulls
Toronto FC 2-2 Chicago Fire
Unlike the Whitecaps, who’ve failed to find the back of the net in three of their five games so far, Chicago have managed to score in every game. Charles Sapong has been in fine form for Chicago- with three goals and an assist, he’s effectively been involved in more than half their goals this season.
Chicago goalkeeper David Ousted used to play for the Whitecaps and will be keen to get one over his former teammates.
Fire v Whitecaps kicks off at 5.30pm at the Seatgeek Stadium, Bridgeview