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VANCOUVER, BC – After back-to-back convincing wins on the road, Vancouver Whitecaps FC have earned their best start to an MLS regular season campaign since 2012. The Blue and White will be looking to continue their fine form as they return home this week to begin a four-game homestand at BC Place. First up is a clash against Western Conference side Real Salt Lake this Saturday, March 23, with kickoff set for 4:30 p.m. PT.

The match will mark the 32nd meeting between VWFC and RSL. It is also the first of two meetings this season between the two clubs.

Saturday will also be the first of back-to-back doubleheaders at BC Place, with Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) set to host Real Monarchs in their home opener. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. PT.

WEEKLY STORYLINES

BACK AT BC PLACE: Coming off back-to-back road wins, Vancouver Whitecaps FC return home this Saturday for a clash against Real Salt Lake in the first match of a four-game homestand at BC Place. The 'Caps, who are unbeaten through three matches and sit second in the Western Conference with a game in hand, have gotten off to their best regular season start since 2012. With a win on Saturday, the 'Caps will set their best start to a season in their MLS era. The match will also see forward Damir Kreilach take on his former team for the first time since joining the 'Caps last December.

CLINICAL 'CAPS: A big part of the 'Caps promising start to the season has been their decisiveness at both ends of the pitch. On the defensive side of the ball, the Blue and White's two goals conceded are the fewest through the first three matches of a season since 2014. Meanwhile on the attack, Vancouver leads the league in accurate shooting percentage at 54.2%, with six different goalscorers getting on the board. 

INTERNATIONAL 'CAPS: The Blue and White will be missing a pair of faces on Saturday due to international duty. Midfielder Andrés Cubas is away with Paraguay as they play Russia on March 25, while forward Fafà Picault has joined up with Haiti for a friendly against French Guiana on March 23. Cubas and Picault will return to Vancouver ahead of the 'Caps next home match against Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers on March 30.