Preview: 'Caps travel to California for key Western Conference clash against LA Galaxy

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race with a key road match against LA Galaxy this Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The 'Caps head into the match only three points back of the playoff line and tied for the same amount of points as the Galaxy with 30. Saturday's clash will mark the first of two meetings between the teams heading into the 'Caps last 10 matches of the regular season.

LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Saturday, August 13, 2022 – 7 p.m. PT
Dignity Health Sports Park – Carson, CA
Pre-match show: 6 p.m. PT (980CKNW), 6:30 p.m. PT (TSN4)


Deiber Caicedo

Brian White

Lucas Cavallini

PLAYOFF PUSH: After capturing a thrilling, come-from-behind win against Houston Dynamo FC last weekend, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to travel to California for a crucial Western Conference playoff race match-up against LA Galaxy this Saturday. The 'Caps have tallied a 2W-1L-1D record in their last four visits to Dignity Health Sports Park. Going into the weekend’s action, Vancouver has claimed points in seven of their last nine MLS matches and sit three points outside the playoff places.

SPOILING THE PARTY: The Blue and White have found form on the road in the last three months, showing their ability to gain points away from home. Vancouver, who have five away matches remaining in the regular season, are undefeated in their last four matches on the road, tallying six goals and one clean sheet in the process.

LATE MAGIC: Throughout the season, the 'Caps have shown their ability to conjure up late moments of magic to gain results. In fact, the team’s 13 points gained on goals scored after the 85th minute are the most in MLS this season. Last weekend, Whitecaps FC 2 forward Simon Becher scored his first MLS goal in the 88th minute to equalize the match against Houston Dynamo FC, while Lucas Cavallini added the game-winner in the second minute of stoppage time to give the 'Caps all three points.