preview vs. MTL

Whitecaps FC will look to get back in the win column on Saturday when they head east to take on Canadian rivals CF Montréal at Stade Saputo in Montréal, Québec. The match will be aired live across Canada on CTV, with a 12 p.m. PT kickoff.

CF Montreal vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Saturday, April 16, 2022 – 12 p.m. PT
Stade Saputo, Montréal, Québec
BROADCAST: CTV, TSN4/5 - RADIO: AM730 - ONLINE: TSN Direct
Pre-match show: 11 a.m. PT (AM730), 11:30 a.m. PT (CTV, TSN4/5)

INJURY REPORT

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CANADIAN CLASH: Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to hit the road for two consecutive away matches, with the first coming this Saturday, April 16 against Canadian rivals CF Montréal at Stade Saputo in Montréal, Québec, live across Canada on CTV. The match will mark the first time the 'Caps have played a Canadian opponent in Canada since the 2020 Canadian series following the MLS is Back tournament. The last time the Blue and White faced one of their two Canadian rivals came on May 8, 2021 in Sandy, Utah, where they captured a 2-0 victory over Montréal.

GAULDEN SHINE: 'Caps attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 6 on Monday after his performance in the club's last match against Portland Timbers. Along with scoring his first goal of the season, the Scottish playmaker earned a penalty, tallied one key pass, two for two in successful dribbles, and won six of eight ground duels.

GK BATTLE: Saturday's match could see a battle between two of Canada's young goalkeepers in Vancouver's Thomas Hasal and Montréal's Sebastian Breza. Both shot-stoppers have played every minute for their team to start the season, with Hasal recording 20 saves and two clean sheets and Breza tallying 15 saves.