2023 MLS Cup Playoffs

Over 20,000 tickets sold for Whitecaps FC MLS Cup Playoffs home match against LAFC 


VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that over 20,000 tickets have already been sold for the club’s MLS Cup Playoffs home match against Los Angeles FC on Sunday, November 5 at 4:30 p.m. PT.

“Last weekend, in our regular-season finale against LAFC, we had our largest crowd in over four years and there is an incredible buzz around the club as we prepare for the playoffs,” said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC chief executive officer. “Everyone who watched last Saturday’s match knows there is a real rivalry building with LAFC and the support we receive at BC Place matters. We encourage everyone who wants to be at the game to get their tickets as early as possible.”

Round One of the MLS Cup Playoffs will be played in a Best-of-3 Series format:

  • MATCH 1: LAFC v Whitecaps FC at BMO Stadium on Saturday, October 28 at 5 p.m. PT
    - TV/ONLINE: FREE on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV - RADIO: AM 730
  • MATCH 2: Whitecaps FC v LAFC at BC Place on Sunday, November 5 at 4:30 p.m. PT.
    - TV/ONLINE: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, TSN - RADIO: AM 730
  • IF NECESSARY - MATCH 3: LAFC v Whitecaps FC at BMO Stadium on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. PT.
    - TV/ONLINE: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV - RADIO: AM 730

Every Round One game will have a winner; no ties, no aggregate score. If a match is tied at the end of regulation, no extra time will be played. Teams will participate in kicks from the penalty spot to determine the winner. The first team to win two matches will advance.

Whitecaps FC enter the playoffs after finishing in sixth place in the Western Conference with 48 points and a regular season record of 12W-10L-12D, while LAFC finished in third with 52 points and a record of 14W-10L-10D.

The ’Caps have already faced LAFC four times this year, including a 1-1 draw in the final match of the season at BC Place in front of a crowd of 25,146 – the largest attendance since the club’s 2019 MLS season opener, and the ninth largest of the MLS era. With that draw, Vancouver took the regular season series, which included a 3-2 win in Los Angeles on June 24. In Concacaf Champions League play, LAFC advanced past the ‘Caps over two legs in the quarterfinal round.

Vancouver’s all-time record against LAFC includes five wins, six defeats and four draws. This will be the first time that Whitecaps FC and LAFC meet in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

The winner of this series will play the winner of second place Seattle Sounders FC and seventh place FC Dallas in the Western Conference Semifinals, following the FIFA international window, on November 25 or 26. The MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals will take place on December 2 or 3 and MLS Cup on December 9.