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Pablo Mastroeni to miss the Whitecaps match via suspension

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COMMERCE CITY, CO - JULY 3:  Pablo Mastroeni #25 of the Colorado Rapids reacts to a play against the Houston Dynamo at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 3, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado.  (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images)
COMMERCE CITY, CO - JULY 3: Pablo Mastroeni #25 of the Colorado Rapids reacts to a play against the Houston Dynamo at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 3, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images)
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The question of whether or not Pablo Mastroeni would be all right to play against the Vancouver Whitecaps after he went down injured early against Sporting Kansas City lost most of its luster when he was presented a yellow card for the foul that he had been injured as a part of. With five yellow cards to his name on the season, Pablo has accumulated enough cards to earn himself an automatic one game suspension.

It's likely that we will see winger Jamie Smith playing centrally against the Whitecaps in Pablo's usual central midfield position next to Jeff Larentowicz. Jamie played the same position earlier in the season against Real Salt Lake as Pablo went down injured the game before.

Nobody else on the squad has more than three yellow cards, with Conor Casey, Ross LaBauex and Wells Thompson among the holders of the 'two cards until auto-suspension' title at present.