VANCOUVER, BC – It's a new year, the 'Caps are back, and preseason is underway, which means the 2023 season is just around the corner.
It also means the calendar is itching ever so closer to another full season of home matches at BC Place.
This season will see the 'Caps host 17 MLS regular season matches, as well as Concacaf Champions League, Leagues Cup, and Canadian Championship matches throughout the year.
With single match tickets going on sale, we're looking at the top 'Caps home matches in 2023.
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There's no better way to start a season than at home in front of your supporters.
On Saturday, February 25, the 'Caps begin their 2023 campaign against fellow Western Conference side Real Salt Lake at BC Place, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
The match sees the Blue and White once again face their landlords from the 2021 season, when they were temporary tenants in Utah and playing home matches out of Salt Lake's stadium.
It'll also mark the first time the 'Caps start the MLS regular season at BC Place since 2020.
All-time, the 'Caps have posted an 11W-2L-1D record against Salt Lake at BC Place.
Last meeting at BC Place: The last time RSL made the trip to Vancouver saw the 'Caps come away with a 2-1 victory thanks to a late penalty kick from Ryan Gauld.
After capturing a penalty shootout victory against Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship Final last July, the 'Caps secured their spot in Concacaf Champions League, a 16-team, knockout competition to crown the best club in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, similar to the UEFA Champions League in Europe or the Copa Libertadores in South America.
The winner of the tournament qualifies for the annual FIFA Club World Cup, where they’ll face the top teams from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and South America.
This year will mark the third time the 'Caps participate in the tournament, which they'll open up with the first leg of the Round of 16 against Honduran side Real CD España on Wednesday, March 8 at BC Place, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. PT.
The clash will mark the first meeting between the 'Caps and Real CD España, with the second leg set to take place the following week on Wednesday, March 15 at Estadio Francisco Morazán in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
For more information on the Concacaf Champions League, click here.
Everyone loves a rivalry match. They're the epitome of feisty, passionate battles that result in some of the best matches the beautiful game has to offer.
This year will see the 'Caps play plenty of rivalry matches, as they'll face their Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC three times each during the regular season, with Sounders FC visiting BC Place twice.
Vancouver will host the Sounders on Saturday, May 20, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT, and on Saturday, July 8, with kickoff also set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
Last meeting at BC Place: The last time the 'Caps hosted the Sounders produced one of the best goals of the 2022 season, as Julian Gressel hit a first-time volley and the eventual game winner past Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei in a 2-1 victory last October.
Meanwhile, the Timbers are set to make the trek to Vancouver for a clash on Saturday, April 8, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
Last meeting at BC Place: The Timbers prevailed in the last meeting between the two sides at BC Place, one of only four home defeats for the 'Caps in 2022.
Another rival the 'Caps will host at BC Place in 2023 will be CF Montréal, who are set to make their first visit to BC Place since 2020, and the first in front of fans since 2018.
In their MLS era, the Blue and White have tallied a 3W-2L-1D record at BC Place against Montréal.
Last meeting at BC Place: The last time Montréal visited Vancouver in MLS play, Cristian Dájome scored his first BC Place goal for the 'Caps en route to a 3-1 win.
Montréal may not be the only Canadian rival the 'Caps face at BC Place this season, as the team could potentially host Toronto FC or a Canadian Premier League side in the Canadian Championship. Details for this years tournament will be announced at a later date.
There will be a pair of first-time visitors to BC Place in 2023.
On Saturday, June 10, the 'Caps face Eastern Conference side FC Cincinnati in the third MLS meeting between the two teams.
However, the match will mark the first time the sides play each other at BC Place.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
Last meeting: In the last match between the two teams, the 'Caps secured a 2-2 road draw thanks to goals from Ryan Gauld and Cristian Dájome last July.
Another first-time visitor to BC Place this year will be expansion side St. Louis CITY SC, with the match taking place at 7:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, October 4.
The match will mark the second meeting between the two sides, as the 'Caps visit St. Louis on Saturday, May 27 at CITYPARK in St. Louis, Missouri.
Lastly, the 'Caps will host a pair of Hollywood clashes this year, starting with a match against Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, July 15, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
In their last four home matches against the Galaxy, the Blue and White have posted a 3W-1L-0D record, which includes matches in Salt Lake.
Last meeting at BC Place: Last September, the 'Caps claimed a dominant 3-0 win over the Galaxy, with goals coming from Ryan Gauld, Pedro Vite, and Tosaint Ricketts.
Meanwhile, the other Hollywood match-up will see the 'Caps face reigning MLS Cup champions Los Angeles FC on MLS' Decision Day on Saturday, October 21, with kickoff confirmed for 6 p.m. PT.
The 'Caps have won each of the last three meetings at BC Place between the two teams, scoring six goals and keeping two clean sheets in the process.
Last meeting at BC Place: The last match between the two teams saw Andrés Cubas score his first goal for the 'Caps in stunning fashion to claim a late 1-0 victory.
Don't miss out on the 'Caps top home matches this season by purchasing your single match tickets!
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The 2023 season will see the debut of MLS Season Pass, the unprecedented subscription service from Apple and MLS that will have every match of the regular season, Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs, and Leagues Cup – all in one place and with no blackouts. As an exclusive benefit, Whitecaps FC 2023 Season Members will receive a subscription to MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, as well as significant savings over single match tickets.