VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are back in the MLS Cup Playoffs!
The 'Caps open up their postseason stretch in the Round One Best-of-3 Series against a familiar foe in Los Angeles FC, with the sides playing to a 1-1 draw at BC Place last Saturday. The first match of the series is scheduled to take place this Saturday, October 28 at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California, with kickoff set for 5 p.m. PT. You can catch the match live for FREE on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV or listen on AM730.
The second match of the series will take place at BC Place next Sunday, November 5, with kickoff set for 4:30 p.m. PT. Tickets are going fast, with over 20,000 tickets already sold.
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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Los Angeles FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC2023 MLS Cup Playoffs – Round One Best-of-3 Series, Match One
Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 5 p.m. PT
BMO Stadium – Los Angeles, California
BROADCAST: Watch for FREE on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV - RADIO: AM730
Pre-match show: 4:50 p.m. PT (MLS Season Pass), 4 p.m. PT (AM730)
FAMILIAR FOES: Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to renew acquaintances against familiar foes Los Angeles FC in the 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs Round One Best-of-3 Series, with the Black and Gold hosting the first game this Saturday, October 28 at BMO Stadium. The match will mark the fifth meeting of the year between the two sides, having met as recently as last Saturday in an entertaining 1-1 draw at BC Place in front of over 25,000 fans. In their last visit to BMO Stadium, the Blue and White claimed a thrilling 3-2 victory against LAFC in June, with Ryan Gauld, Brian White, and Ranko Veselinović finding the back of the net. The previous two meetings against the side came in April in Concacaf Champions League action.
NEW PLAYOFF FORMAT: This year's playoffs feature the introduction of the Round One Best-of-3 Series. The matches will include a home-away-home format, with LAFC carrying home advantage heading into the series. The 'Caps will host the second match at BC Place on Sunday, November 5, which will be the club's first home playoff match since 2017. Every match will have a winner, meaning if both teams are tied at the end of regulation, the winner of the match will be decided via kicks from the spot. The first team to win two matches in the series will advance to the Western Conference semifinals, awaiting the winner between Seattle Sounders FC and FC Dallas. If necessary, LAFC will host the third and final match of the series at BMO Stadium on Thursday, November 9.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME: The 'Caps have made California their second home in 2023. Along with their preseason trip to Palm Springs, the Blue and White had a total of five matches across the Golden State, playing twice at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson and BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, as well as their lone MLS match at PayPal Park in San Jose earlier this season. The team's last trip to California saw them claim a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles Galaxy in Leagues Cup action, with Brian White notching a late game-winner.
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.