Preview: 'Caps head East to face Chicago Fire FC at Soldier Field | Watch on MLS Season Pass 

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VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC continue their seven-game road swing this week with a pair of Eastern Conference showdowns, starting with a clash against Chicago Fire FC this Wednesday, August 30 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. PT.

Wednesday's match will mark the 13th all-time regular season meeting between the 'Caps and the Fire.

Chicago Fire FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Soldier Field – Chicago, Illinois
Pre-match show: 5:10 p.m. PT (MLS Season Pass), 4:30 p.m. PT (AM730)


PUT OUT THE FIRE: Coming off a thrilling 3-2 victory against Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers last weekend, Vancouver Whitecaps FC continue their seven-game road stretch against two Eastern Conference opponents this week. First up is a clash against Chicago Fire FC at Soldier Field on Wednesday, August 30. The Fire features former 'Caps forward Kei Kamara and Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri, who scored in the previous meeting between the two teams. The Fire come into the match winless in their last four games across all competitions, while the 'Caps have only one defeat in their last seven. 

PLAY BALL: Following the match against the Fire, the 'Caps will train in Chicago in preparation for their next Eastern Conference showdown against New York City FC on Saturday, September 2 at Yankee Stadium. Saturday's clash will mark the 'Caps third trip to Yankee Stadium, having previously visited in 2016 and 2018. Heading into Matchday 29 action, New York City find themselves sitting in 13th place in the East and have dropped five of their last six fixtures across all competitions.

PLAYOFF HUNTING: Last Saturday's victory over Portland boosted the 'Caps up to seventh in the Western Conference and tied for fourth in points-per-game. The Blue and White, who have a game in hand on most teams sitting in a playoff spot, have posted the second-most goals and the third-best goal differential in the West. With a win on Wednesday in Chicago, the 'Caps could jump to as high as third in the West depending on other mid-week results.

MLS Season Pass
The 2023 season sees the debut of MLS Season Pass, the unprecedented subscription service from Apple and MLS that will have every match of the regular season, Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs, and Leagues Cup – all in one place and with no blackouts. As an exclusive benefit, Whitecaps FC 2023 Season Members will receive a subscription to MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, as well as significant savings over single match tickets.