Vancouver Whitecaps FC kick off a four-match homestand this Sunday when they host Toronto FC in the first of consecutive matches against Canadian foes at BC Place. The 'Caps are 8W-2L-2D in 12 matches since returning to BC Place last year and will look to continue their strong home form both in league and cup play. Following Sunday's match, the 'Caps will be home to Winnipeg's Valour FC on Wednesday, May 11 to open their Canadian Championship campaign.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC
Sunday, May 8, 2022 – 1 p.m. PT
BC Place – Vancouver, BC
BROADCAST: TSN2 - RADIO: AM730 - ONLINE: TSN Direct
Pre-match show: 12 p.m. PT (AM730), 12:30 p.m. PT (TSN)
CANADIAN CLASH: Sunday's match will mark the first time the Blue and White host their Eastern Conference rivals in front of fans at BC Place since May 2019, which ended in a 1-1 draw. The 'Caps did claim victory the last time Toronto made the trek to Vancouver in September 2020, as Lucas Cavallini and Michael Baldisimo scored before Jake Nerwinski netted the winner in a 3-2 victory. Last year the two teams met at Orlando's Exploria Stadium, ending in a 2-2 draw.
WORKING FROM HOME: Over the course of 11 days, the Blue and White will host a total of four home matches at BC Place, starting with this weekend's meeting with Toronto FC. The 'Caps will then host Canadian Premier League side Valour FC in the Canadian Championship on Wednesday, May 11, San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, May 14 and culminate the homestand against FC Dallas on Wednesday, May 18. Dating back to last season and the return to BC Place, Vancouver has tallied an 8W-2L-2D record in their last 12 matches at home. Since 2021, the 'Caps .750 win percentage at their home venue is tied for best in the league with Colorado, New England, and Philadelphia.
MAPLE LEAF STRONG: Through the first few months of the season, a total of 24 Canadian players have seen MLS action between the two teams. Leading the way in minutes played is 'Caps goalkeeper Thomas Hasal with 720, starting all eight of his appearances this season.