preview vs. LAFC

Whitecaps FC will look to book their spot in the 2021 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs on Tuesday with a victory at Western Conference rivals LAFC. The 'Caps go into the match three points ahead of LAFC, sitting above the playoff line in a tightly contested race to the postseason.

Los Angeles FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
BROADCAST: TSN1 - RADIO: AM730 - ONLINE: TSN Direct
Pre-match show: 6:30 p.m. PT (AM730)

INJURY REPORT

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Caio Alexandre
Tosaint Ricketts

WIN & WE'RE IN: After a crucial 2-1 victory over Minnesota United FC at BC Place last week, Whitecaps FC are set to face Western Conference adversaries Los Angeles FC on Tuesday, November 2 at Banc of California in their final away match of the season. With a win, the 'Caps will clinch a spot in this year’s Audi MLS Cup Playoffs and secure the club's first playoff berth since 2017. The Blue and White currently sit in sixth place in the West, three points ahead of ninth place LAFC, as well as one point behind fifth place Minnesota United FC and two points behind fourth place Portland Timbers.

CATCHING FIRE: Since mid-July, the 'Caps have been one of the most in-form teams in the league posting a record of 10W-2L-8D for a total of 38 points, which is second only to the Supporters’ Shield winning New England Revolution over the past 20 matches. The Blue and White have also shown to be one of the toughest teams to beat on the road, tallying a 2W-1L-8D over their last 11 road matches. In addition, striker Brian White has been on fire, scoring 11 goals and adding two assists in his last 14 MLS matches. White was named to the MLS Team of the Week three times in the month of October and collected the MLS Player of the Week award for Week 29 when he scored his first career hat trick on October 2.

DECISION DAY: The 'Caps will play their final match of the 2021 regular season when they host Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC on MLS Decision Day next Sunday, November 7. Since returning to BC Place in August, the 'Caps have won seven of eight in Vancouver. Tickets for the regular season finale are available at whitecapsfc.com/tickets.