Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Colorado Rapids
MLS Regular Season Week 3
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 4:08 p.m. PT
BC Place, Vancouver, BC
TV: TSN1 - RADIO: TSN Radio 1040
BACK AT BC PLACE: The 'Caps are back home after a thrilling road victory at LA Galaxy and now look to implement the same principles of play against Colorado Rapids. The Rapids roll into Vancouver with a 2W-0L-0D record, winning both of their matches at the death. Winger Younes Namli, who was teammates with Janio Bikel at Dutch club Heerenveen, leads the Rapids attack, along with former ‘Caps striker Kei Kamara.
TEIBERT AT 200: Russell Teibert's next appearance will be his 200th in his professional career across all competitions. The Homegrown midfielder is the longest tenured player on the 'Caps roster, originally joining the club's Academy system in 2008 and signing an MLS contract in 2011.
IMPRESSIVE DEBUTS: Janio Bikel, Ryan Raposo, and Leonard Owusu are available to make their first appearance in front of their home supporters after impressing in their MLS debuts last week. Bikel was instrumental in keeping Cristian Pavón off the score sheet for the first time in 10 league matches dating back to last season. Raposo came off the bench to provide a spark and help set up the game-winning goal, while Owusu pitched in defensively to seal the clean sheet for the 'Caps.
TRAINING UPDATE: Ranko Veselinovic arrived in Vancouver last Saturday and is participating with the team's training sessions this week. Yordy Reyna, who missed Saturday's match with a common cold, is also back in training.