Playoff preview at SKC

It's playoff time! An absolutely epic stretch run pushed Vancouver Whitecaps FC back into the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2017. Coming in as one of the hottest teams in the league, the sixth seeded 'Caps will kick off their playoff run at third seeded Sporting Kansas City on the road at Children's Mercy Park.

Audi MLS Cup Playoffs
Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Saturday, November 20, 2021 – 2 p.m. PT
Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS
BROADCAST: TSN1, pre-match at 1:30 p.m. PT - RADIO: AM730, pre-match at 1 p.m. PT

RUN TO THE PLAYOFFS: After an incredible turnaround from 13th and last in Western Conference on August 12 to sixth following Decision Day, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will open their run in the 2021 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs on Saturday, November 20 at Sporting Kansas City. Over the last 22 MLS matches, the ‘Caps had a record of 10W-2L-10D for a total of 40 points – the best mark in the Western Conference, and second only to Supporters Shield winners New England Revolution. Kickoff at Children's Mercy Park is set for 2 p.m. PT, live on TSN and AM730 radio.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Whitecaps FC and Sporting KC split their two encounters this season. SKC took the first match at Children’s Mercy Park with a 3-0 result on May 16 and Vancouver returned the favour with a 2-1 victory at BC Place on October 17. The 'Caps have an MLS regular season record of 4-11-4 against Kansas City; however, are 2-0-0 in CONCACAF Champions League and played to 0-0 draw before falling 3-1 in a shootout at last year's MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Round.

WINNER MOVES ON: The winner of the match between third ranked Sporting KC versus sixth ranked Whitecaps FC will face the winner of the match between second ranked Seattle Sounders FC and seventh ranked Real Salt Lake. The conference semifinal for this matchup will be played on Sunday, November 28 at either 12 p.m. PT or 2:30 p.m. PT. Conference finals will then be played on December 4 and 5, with MLS Cup scheduled for December 11.