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It all comes down to this. After starting the season playing home matches in Utah, the 'Caps can now clinch a playoff spot with a win or draw at home to Cascadia rivals Seattle at BC Place on Sunday. Since returning to Vancouver in August, the 'Caps have had a true fortress, winning seven of eight matches at BC Place.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Sunday, November 7, 2021 – 3 p.m. PT
BC Place, Vancouver, BC
BROADCAST: TSN1
RADIO: AM730
ONLINE: TSN Direct
Pre-match show: 2 p.m. PT (AM730)

PLAYOFF CLINCHING SCENARIOS

Whitecaps FC clinch a playoff spot with a WIN or DRAW vs. Seattle.

Whitecaps FC clinch a playoff spot with a LOSS if two of the following three happen:

  • Los Angeles FC DRAW or LOSE at Colorado
  • Real Salt Lake DRAW or LOSE at Sporting KC
  • LA Galaxy LOSE vs. Minnesota

WIN OR DRAW & IN: After capturing a vital point in a 1-1 road draw at Los Angeles FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set for a Decision Day clash against Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC this Sunday, November 7 at BC Place. With a win or a draw, the 'Caps would clinch their first Audi MLS Cup Playoffs berth since 2017. Tickets for Sunday's match are available at whitecapsfc.com/tickets.

HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN: On Sunday, the 'Caps will be hosting the largest sporting event in British Columbia in two years, as over 21,500 will be attendance for what's sure to be another thrilling home match. In fact, the Blue and White have proven to be one of the toughest teams to beat at home, tallying a 7W-1L-0D record since returning to BC Place at the end of August.

TRIPLE THREAT: The 'Caps attacking trio of Cristian Dájome, Ryan Gauld and Brian White has been on fire as of late. Dájome is enjoying his most productive club season to date, sitting second on the team in goals with 10 and also adding five assists. As for Gauld, the 'Caps attacking midfielder has quickly become one of the best players in his position in MLS, tallying three goals and six assists in 17 appearances, as well as averaging the fifth most key passes per match in the league with 2.5. Finally, White currently sits as the 'Caps leading goalscorer with 12 strikes this season, with 11 of those and three of his four assists coming in the last 15 matches. The trio has either scored or assisted in 19 of the team’s last 25 goals and all three have also combined on the team's last two goals.

HEATING UP: Since mid-July, the 'Caps have been one of the most in-form teams in the league posting a record of 10W-2L-9D for a total of 39 points, which is second only to Supporters’ Shield winning New England Revolution over the past 21 matches.