The two best teams in the Western Conference over the past 15 matches take to the pitch on Saturday in Seattle. The 'Caps will be looking to get over the playoff line, carrying the longest current road unbeaten streak in MLS.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 6 p.m. PT
Lumen Field, Seattle, WA
BROADCAST: TSN1/3/4 - RADIO: AM730 - ONLINE: TSN Direct
Pre-match show: 5 p.m. PT (AM730)
IN-FORM CUP CLASH: Saturday's match will mark the 145th meeting between the most-played rivalry in professional soccer history in the USA and Canada. Over the last 15 matches, the two sides have been the best two teams in the Western Conference, both tallying 28 points, behind only New England Revolution in the league. During that span, the 'Caps have won six of their last nine matches in MLS play averaging 2.22 points-per-game, while scoring 15 goals and allowing only six goals. ’Caps striker and reigning MLS Player of the Week, Brian White has led the way offensively with eight goals, while defensively the team has not conceded a goal in the last 332 minutes of play.
PLAYOFF PUSH: This weekend's clash could have major playoff implications in the Western Conference. The 'Caps play their game in hand on Real Salt Lake, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC so a result against Sounders FC would go a long way towards clinching a playoff spot. Currently, the Blue and White sit eighth in the West with 37 points, one point off of seventh place Minnesota United FC, two points off of both sixth place LA Galaxy and fifth place Real Salt Lake.
ROAD WARRIORS: The 'Caps are currently on the longest active road unbeaten run in MLS, picking up points in their last eight away matches (1W-0L-7D) dating back to late June. During the run, the 'Caps have scored 12 goals, which averages to 1.5 goals per game, and have only conceded six. The unbeaten streak initially started back on June 26, when the 'Caps drew 2-2 against Sounders FC at Lumen Field.