VANCOUVER, BC – This Sunday, November 5, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to host an MLS Cup Playoffs match at BC Place for the first time since 2017. The 'Caps will look to even up their Round One Best-of-3 Series against defending MLS Cup champions Los Angeles FC after dropping the first game at BMO Stadium last Saturday. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. PT. You can catch the match live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, TSN1, or listen on AM730.
The 'Caps will be making some history on Sunday, with the upper bowl of BC Place set to be open for the first time in the club's MLS history. More than 26,000 tickets have already been sold as the club record nears for attendance at an MLS match.
The 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs are coming to BC Place!
We'll be taking on LAFC in Round 1 Match 2 of the 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs.
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Los Angeles FC
2023 MLS Cup Playoffs – Round One Best-of-3 Series, Match Two
Sunday, November 5, 2023 – 4:30 p.m. PT
BC Place Stadium – Vancouver, BC
BROADCAST: Watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, TSN1 - RADIO: AM730
Pre-match show: 4:20 p.m. PT (MLS Season Pass), 3:30 p.m. PT (AM730)
DO OR DIE: Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to tie up their MLS Cup Playoffs Round One Best-of-3 Series on Sunday as they host Los Angeles FC at BC Place in the second match. Despite dropping the first game at BMO Stadium last Saturday, the 'Caps showed promising signs in the first half as they recorded two big chances, eight shots, and 22 successful duels, while Brian White and Sam Adekugbe found the net. With a win on Sunday, Vancouver will force a third and final match in the series, which would take place next Thursday, November 9 in Los Angeles.
MAKING HOME COUNT: The 'Caps have been one of the most dominant home sides in the league over the past three seasons. Since returning to BC Place in August 2021, the Blue and White are tied for the third-most MLS regular season home wins with 25, only two behind Philadelphia Union and LAFC for the league-lead. Brian White has scored a team-high 21 goals across all competitions in home matches since then, while Ryan Gauld sits closely behind him with 18. This season, the 'Caps have posted a 10W-4L-8D record across all competitions at BC Place, scoring 45 goals.
CANADIAN 'CAPS: The 'Caps newest Canadian trio of Sam Adekugbe, Junior Hoilett, and Richie Laryea have been key pieces for head coach Vanni Sartini since arriving in Vancouver this summer. Adekugbe is fresh off of scoring his first 'Caps goal, Hoilett has appeared in every match since making his debut for the club on September 20, while Laryea has made 13 consecutive starts since joining the club, scoring a goal and adding three assists.
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.