Top 5 'Caps goals against NYCFC

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The offseason has officially begun.

On Monday morning, Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced the club's 2022 MLS home opener against New York City FC on Saturday, March 5, with kickoff set for 3 p.m. PT.

The match will mark the sixth time the 'Caps have faced New York City in their MLS history and the first time they host an Eastern Conference side at BC Place in front of fans since September 21, 2019.

To get you prepared for next year's home opener, we look back at our top five goals against New York City FC.

Rivero scores fastest goal in 'Caps MLS history
April 30, 2016 - 3-2 L

In late April 2016, the 'Caps paid their first-ever visit to Yankee Stadium and quickly silenced the home crowd thanks to some smart high pressing.

Nicolas Mezquida made it all happen as he pressured NYCFC goalkeeper Josh Saunders into misplacing the ball, which ended up at the feet of Octavio Rivero to smash in the 'Caps fastest goal in MLS play at 35 seconds.

Reyna hits tremendous half-volley into top corner
August 31, 2019 - 1-3 L

The 'Caps hosted the Pigeons at BC Place in August 2019, falling 3-1 on the night.

However, the home fans got to witness a moment of magic from Yordy Reyna, as the Peruvian international smashed home a tremendous half-volley from a tight angle.

Mezquida's long distance strike at Yankee Stadium
August 4, 2018 - 2-2 D

Next up on our list is Nicolas Mezquida's stunning, low-driven strike from distance at Yankee Stadium in a 2-2 draw in 2018.

The Uruguayan picked up the ball in midfield, drove towards the opposing backline and blasted his effort past NYCFC goalkeeper Brad Stuver to give the 'Caps the lead.

Harvey volleys home left-footed equalizer
July 5, 2017 - 3-2 W

In July 2017, the 'Caps captured their first win to date against NYCFC, winning 3-2 at BC Place in thrilling fashion.

After the Pigeons took a 2-1 lead going into halftime, the 'Caps would come out of the break flying and grabbed their equalizer through a stunning volley at the back post from Jordan Harvey, sitting up an entertaining finish.

Reyna heads in memorable game-winner, first MLS goal
July 5, 2017 - 3-2 W

Following up from above, the 'Caps continued to push and created plenty of chances to take the lead.

They'd finally get the go-ahead goal in the 88th minute, as home debutant Yordy Reyna scored a spectacular diving header to send the home fans into a frenzy.

The goal was Reyna's first in MLS.

Be sure to be there the next time the 'Caps face NYCFC at BC Place on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Whitecaps FC 2022 Season Memberships are on-sale now. Fans can catch all the action, all season long, with up to 39% savings over single match tickets. For more information on tickets, go to whitecapsfc.com/tickets.