Preview vs. Charlotte FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to continue their four-match unbeaten run on Sunday when they travel south to face MLS expansion side Charlotte FC for the first time. The match will be the first of three in a week-long road trip for the 'Caps, who then head to Calgary for a Canadian Championship quarterfinal against Cavalry FC on Wednesday, and then on to play at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.

Charlotte FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sunday, May 22, 2022 – 2 p.m. PT
Banc of America Stadium – Charlotte, NC
Pre-match show: 1 p.m. PT (AM730)


Caio Alexandre
Tristan Blackmon
Isaac Boehmer
Cody Cropper
Thomas Hasal
Jake Nerwinski
Pedro Vite

KEEP IT ROLLING: A little bit of home cooking did the 'Caps a world of good, as they went unbeaten in all four matches with seven points from their three MLS matches. The results moved the Blue & White up to 11 points, only four back of the playoff line with a game in hand.

WHITE IS THE STRIKER: Brian White got back on the scoresheet Wednesday with a brilliant header goal in the second half. It was the second goal of the season for the American striker who is starting to find the form that propelled him to a career best 12 goals and five assists in 2021. He'll be needed up top for the 'Caps, as Lucas Cavallini serves a one-match suspension from his fifth yellow card of the season.

PLAYING FOR KEEPS: The 'Caps will see a fresh face playing goalkeeper for this match as all three netminders on the first team roster are out. Thomas Hasal remains injured, while Cody Cropper and Isaac Boehmer are out due to health & safety protocols. The club announced on Saturday that Whitecaps FC BMO Academy product Max Anchor has been signed to an MLS short term agreement for the match, in addition to his MLS Homegrown pre-contract for 2023, while the ‘Caps also ladded Nikolaos Giantsopoulos on a short term loan through extreme hardship from York United FC of the CPL