Whitecaps FC play their final match prior to their return to Canada. Saturday is Day 113 since the club left Vancouver on April 2. The team flies back to Utah following the match versus LAFC, then make the move back to home soil on Sunday. The ‘Caps resume training on their home grounds at the NSDC in UBC to finish the month of July, and fly in for a ‘home’ match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah on July 31.
STEADY BUILD: The ‘Caps look to add points to their tally in LA, continuing their steady growth over the past month. In the last four weeks, they’ve collected points in four of five fixtures. They face perennial Western Conference contenders LAFC, who are looking to bounce back after seeing their three-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday as their Young DP Brian Rodriguez made his season debut. The potential matchup along the wing against left back Cristian Gutierrez is one to watch out for.
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ON BOTH ENDS: Head coach Marc Dos Santos reinserted Andy Rose and Jake Nerwinski to the backline on Tuesday, as the ‘Caps defence held strong versus Houston Dynamo FC. Expect the ‘Caps to plan around their dynamic wing play once again for a strong showing on the attack, similar to their weekend win over LA Galaxy. Whitecaps FC hope to put together a strong 90-minute effort with contributions on both ends of the pitch to completed a three-match, eight-day stretch undefeated.
Los Angeles Football Club vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Regular Season Week 14 - VWFC Match 15
Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 7:38 p.m. PT
Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
TV: TSN1/4 - RADIO: AM730
Pre-match show: 7 p.m. PT (TSN1/4) – 6:30 p.m. PT (AM730)