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VANCOUVER, BC – Coming off a thrilling Cascadia Cup victory, Vancouver Whitecaps FC continue their four-game homestand this Saturday, April 6 with an all-Canadian clash against Toronto FC in their third annual Vaisakhi Celebration match, presented by MNP. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. PT. The 'Caps are expecting a sixth straight match with over 22,000 fans.

Saturday will mark the 17th MLS meeting between VWFC and Toronto FC. The ’Caps have posted a record of 3W-0L-2D in their last five matches against TFC. Their last encounter came in the 2022 Canadian Championship FInal, as the Blue and White defeated their rivals in a penalty shootout to win their second consecutive Voyageurs Cup.


VAISAKHI CELEBRATION: Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to host their third annual Vaisakhi Celebration this Saturday in an all-Canadian clash against Toronto FC at BC Place. The match comes the weekend before the annual Vaisakhi festivals start in Vancouver and the following Saturday in Surrey – the biggest in the world outside of India. On the pitch, the 'Caps are coming off a thrilling 3-2 victory over Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers and currently sit second in the Western Conference with a game in hand.

FLYING FAFÀ: After returning from international duty with Haiti, forward Fafà Picault continued his fine form against the Timbers by recording his second goal and second assist of the season. It marked the second consecutive appearance for the forward with a goal and an assist in the same match, having accomplished the feat in the 3-1 victory at FC Dallas on March 16. Picault also received league recognition for his performance, as he was named to the MLS Team of the Matchday alongside Ryan Gauld, who grabbed his first goal of the season against Portland.

BC PLACE BUMPING: BC Place has been electric to kickoff 2024 and it'll be bumping once again on Saturday. The match against Toronto FC will mark the sixth straight game with over 22,000 fans, which includes the club's MLS attendance record (30,204) and home opener attendance record (29,624). Dating back to last season, the 'Caps have posted a 9W-3L-7D record in their last 19 MLS regular season home matches at BC Place.