Vancouver Whitecaps FC are back in Canadian Championship action on Wednesday when they travel to Calgary to take on Canadian Premier League club Cavalry FC at ATCO Field. The winner will advance to host the winner of Pacific FC versus York United in the semifinals in late June.
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Cavalry FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 6 p.m. PT
ATCO Field – Foothills County, AB
TV: Telus channel 980 - ONLINE: OneSoccer
Pre-match show: 5:50 p.m. PT (OneSoccer)
Media availability: Vanni Sartini - May 24, 2022
WE MEET AGAIN: Vancouver Whitecaps FC continue their Canadian Championship journey this Wednesday with a quarter final showdown against Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC at ATCO Field in Foothills County, Alberta. The encounter will be a rematch of the 2019 series between Vancouver and Cavalry FC, when the CPL side surprised Canadian soccer fans with a victory over the ‘Caps, the first for the burgeoning league over an MLS opponent. If the 'Caps advance on Wednesday, they'll face the winner of Pacific FC and York United FC.
MAPLE LEAF STRONG: Throughout the busy month of May, there have been plenty of key contributions from the 'Caps Canadian contingent. Thomas Hasal saved a penalty kick against Toronto FC at the start of the month, while seven of the 'Caps last nine goals across all competitions have been scored by Canadians. Lucas Cavallini, Ryan Raposo and Tosaint Ricketts have each notched two goals, while Russell Teibert scored the other, and Cristian Gutiérrez has contributed with an assist. A total of nine Canadians have either started or appeared in a match in May, so expect to see more Canadian talent on display Wednesday.
HE’S A KEEPER: Sunday’s match at Charlotte FC saw all three 'Caps goalkeepers currently on the MLS roster out due to injury and health & safety protocols. In stepped 17-year-old Whitecaps FC BMO Academy product Max Anchor, signed to the MLS roster for 2023 and a short term MLS agreement for the match. Anchor had four saves in his debut, earning praise from both sides. Should the other keepers not be available, he could be called again, while fellow academy product and Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) goalkeeper Ben Alexander will also be available.