In their final match of a four-game MLS homestand, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to take on rivals Portland Timbers this Friday, September 10 in the first Cascadia Cup battle at BC Place in 854 days.
From incredible goals to thrilling comebacks, the ‘Caps rivalry with the Timbers has produced many memorable moments.
To help get you set for Friday’s enticing tilt, we breakdown the top 10 moments in the ‘Caps MLS history against the Timbers.
There’s been plenty of sensational strikes in the past decade between the ‘Caps and the Timbers, including this outside-the-box stunner from midfielder Matias Laba, the first career 'Caps goal for the Argentine.
In the second Cascadia Cup match of 2019, the ‘Caps hosted the Timbers and claimed all three points thanks to an early finish from Fredy Montero – his sixth career goal against the Timbers.
Japanese striker Masato Kudo notched his first ‘Caps goal and added an assist on Christian Bolaños’ game-winning goal to give the Blue and White the full three points.
One of the ‘Caps most memorable goals against the Timbers came in August 2019, as Homegrown striker Theo Bair scored his first MLS goal in stunning fashion, volleying home a vicious strike outside the box to silence the Timbers’ Army.
Starting off 2021 in style, Cristian Gutierrez whipped in a perfect corner to the back post for Lucas Cavallini to head home the opening goal of the season and the game winner to give the ‘Caps an opening day win for the first time since 2018.
In the second home match of the 2015 season, the ‘Caps grabbed a late winner through striker Robert Earnshaw, who chipped in his first ‘Caps goal on his full debut to give the Blue & White the 2-1 victory.
In the final match of the 2016 season, the ‘Caps erupted for a 4-1 victory over the Timbers to win the club’s sixth Cascadia Cup. Giles Barnes scored twice, while Pedro Morales and Nicolas Mezquida scored goals a minute apart to secure a memorable win.
One of the most thrilling matches between the ‘Caps and the Timbers came in June 2014 at Providence Park, as the Blue & White claimed a 4-3 away win thanks to two goals from Pedro Morales, a tap-in from Erik Hurtado and a left-footed strike from outside the box from defender Jordan Harvey.
In another season finale match-up against the Timbers, the ‘Caps claimed a 2-1 victory thanks to two stunning goals from Alphonso Davies in his final match in a ‘Caps uniform before joining European giants FC Bayern Munich. And the rest is history, folks.
Finishing off our countdown is Camilo’s legendary scissor kick at BC Place in an enthralling 2-2 draw with the Timbers at BC Place. The incredible finish proved to be the MLS Goal of the Year in 2013.
Make sure to be at BC Place this Friday, September 10 as the ‘Caps look to write another memorable chapter against the Timbers. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are still available at whitecapsfc.com/tickets.