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VANCOUVER, BC – Following their third consecutive away win, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5W-2L-1D) will aim to continue their road form as they visit fellow Supporters' Shield contenders New York Red Bulls (4W-1L-4D) on Saturday, April 27 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. PT.

Saturday will mark the 13th all-time meeting between the 'Caps and the Red Bulls. It is the lone meeting of the season between the two sides and the first time they face each other since a 2-2 draw at Red Bull Arena in May 2019.


ROAD WARRIORS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC sit second in the Western Conference heading into Matchday 11 and they'll look to continue their surge up the standings as they face fellow Supporters' Shield contenders New York Red Bulls this Saturday in a cross-conference clash at Red Bull Arena. The 'Caps, who have put up a perfect 3W-0L-0D record on the road to start the season, hold the best road record in MLS in terms of points percentage since June 24, 2023 (7W-3L-3D, 61.5%). Vancouver is also second with 24 road points in that time span, behind only FC Cincinnati (7W-3L-4D, 25 points). Saturday's match will mark the first meeting between the two sides since May 2019.

WHITE'S HOMECOMING: The universe of the beautiful game has a habit of having everything fall into place at special times. That could be the case for Brian White this weekend. The forward was acquired by the 'Caps via a trade from the Red Bulls in 2021 and will be looking to reach a significant milestone on Saturday against his former club. With his goal against Seattle last weekend, White equaled the Whitecaps FC MLS era goalscoring record with 43 goals across all competitions and is now only one away from breaking the record. White's goal at Seattle also saw him become only the sixth player in MLS history to score 50 regular season goals without attempting a penalty kick.

SOLID AT THE BACK: The Blue and White's win over Seattle saw them secure their third clean sheet of the season, which is tied for the second-most in the league. The team also holds the third-lowest xG conceded in the league with 8.7, with the Red Bulls holding the lowest at 7.8. A big part of the 'Caps defensive prowess has been Yohei Takaoka. The Japanese goalkeeper is tied for the league-lead in clean sheets and wins, and is tied for the fourth-lowest goals conceded per 90 in the league.