Inter Miami predicted lineup vs Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS

Inter Miami return to action this weekend for their first-ever contest against Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino’s side are fresh off a 1-0 triumph over D.C. United last weekend thanks to Leo Campana’s stoppage-time effort to seal the late victory for the Herons. The win saw Miami extend their unbeaten run to seven consecutive matches, with six victories and one draw during the team’s solid run of form.

With the Herons getting a full week of rest like the rest of MLS, Martino could look to make a change at center-back due to a recent injury within the squad.

Here’s how the Herons could lineup Saturday evening.

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Serhiy Kryvtsov returns to the XI / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

GK: Drake Callender – The USMNT goalkeeper starts in between the sticks for Miami after keeping a rare clean sheet.

RB: Marcelo Weigandt – Weigandt starts in defense once more as he’s the only true right-back in the squad.

CB: Tomas Aviles – After a tough encounter vs Christian Benteke, Aviles could have his hands full in a different kind of matchup vs Ryan Gauld and Brian White.

Serhiy Kryvtsov – Kryvtsov slots into the XI after Nicolas Freire’s recent knee injury and could see a hefty does of minutes in the upcoming matches.

LB: Jordi Alba – The veteran full-back is all set to make his second consecutive start since returning from a hamstring injury.

CM: Julian Gressel – Despite the last few lackluster showings from Gressel, the ex-Columbus Crew player gets another chance in the middle of the park.

CM: Sergio Busquets – Busquets is the glue in the midfield that allows Gressel and Cremaschi to get involved with the frontline in search of goals.

CM: Benjamin Cremaschi – The 18-year-old will look to get into the final third and contribute in the attack while Busquets stays back to protect the defense.

RW: Lionel Messi – No questions here. The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner captains the south Florida side and will be eager to find the back of the net for the first time in a couple of weeks.

ST: Luis Suarez – Even though Leo Campana came on completely changed the game vs DC, Suarez gets the starting nod up front and center alongside Messi.

LW: Matias Rojas – The Paraguay international will hope to be among the goals again after blanking his last two matches.

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