preview vs. portland 2022 100th match

Saturday will be a historic match in the storied rivalry between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Portland Timbers, dating back to the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 1975. The 'Caps will be looking to continue momentum at home after coming away with a 1-0 win over Sporting KC last weekend, while the Timbers are looking to rebound from a 3-1 home loss to LA Galaxy.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers
Saturday, April 2, 2022 – 7 p.m. PT
BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC
Pre-match show: 6 p.m. PT (AM730)


Caio Alexandre
Erik Godoy

Michael Baldisimo
Tristan Blackmon
Leonard Owusu

HISTORIC MATCHUP: Saturday's match is the 100th all-time meeting between the two teams. Dating back to 1975, the 'Caps have tallied a 42W-39L-18D record against the Timbers across NASL, APSL, USL A-League, USL-1, USSF D-2 and MLS play. Saturday's match will also mark the club's first Vaisakhi Night at BC Place, with pre-match activities and in-stadium entertainment set to take place.

HOME SWEET HOME: Through two matches at BC Place this season, the Blue and White have prevented visiting opponents from finding the back of the net, with both of the team's clean sheets coming on home soil. In fact, across their last 11 matches at BC Place, the 'Caps have tallied a 8W-1L-2D record at BC Place, scoring 18 goals and keeping four clean sheets in the process.

DEEP DEPTH: Excluding players out on loan, 20 of the 25 available players for the 'Caps have seen playing time across the first five matches this season and all except for one have started a match. Dating back to last season, head coach Vanni Sartini has named 20 different starting lineups in 20 matches across all competitions, posting a record of 8W-6L-6D.