Preview: 'Caps host Seattle in pivotal playoff push

Preview - Youth Soccer Appreciation

Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to take another massive step towards the playoff line when they host Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC at BC Place on Saturday during Youth Soccer Appreciation Night presented by Bell.

Seattle are currently two points ahead of Whitecaps FC, with one game in hand which they will play over the international break against FC Cincinnati. With a win on Saturday, the 'Caps would leap Seattle and give themselves a chance to earn a second straight trip to the playoffs with two matches remaining.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 7 p.m. PT
BC Place – Vancouver, BC
Pre-match show: 6 p.m. PT (CKNW), 6:30 p.m. PT (TSN4)

KEEPING MOMENTUM: Whitecaps FC will look to build off of Wednesday's performance when they beat LA Galaxy 3-0 at BC Place, their largest margin of victory this season, and their eighth clean sheet. They will need to be at their best on Saturday to take down a Seattle team also fighting for their playoff lives, and one they haven't beaten in their past 15 encounters.

NOT DONE YET: The 'Caps have come back from the brink to keep their playoff hopes alive, and now sit just six points out with three matches remaining, and a chance to inch closer on Saturday. Mathematically they can still catch every team above them from 10th place Colorado all the way up to 4th place Nashville.