Vancouver Whitecaps FC will play in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2017. It took a heck of a run to get there, going 10W-2L-10D over their final 22 matches to clinch their spot on the final day.

Here are five big moments that helped them get in:

5
Take me home
August 21 vs. LAFC

539 days. That was how long it was since the 'Caps were able to play in front of their home supporters at BC Place.

Going into the match Whitecaps FC were in 11th place in the Western Conference at 4W-7L-8D. At halftime, the team was down 1-0.

But Brian White would kickstart a great run of form, and Ryan Gauld, making his first MLS start, would score the winner. From there, the 'Caps went 7W-1L-1D at BC Place.

4
ANDIAMO!
August 29 vs. Real Salt Lake

Coming off of a tough loss to Pacific FC in the Canadian Championship, and with coach Marc Dos Santos dismissed, the 'Caps season once again hung in the balance.

Acting head coach Vanni Sartini stepped in with only two days to prepare. The team responded with one of their most emphatic wins of the year, defeating their former landlords, and beginning a run of 7W-2L-5D under Sartini.

3
Stand by me
November 7 vs. Seattle

This day will long live in the memory of 'Caps fans.

Needing a result against the first place team in the Western Conference, 25,117 fans packed into BC Place - the largest sporting event in the city since the pandemic.

An early penalty kick from Fredy Montero put the team down 1-0, but a Gauld header and a resilient performance got the job done.

2
Call it a comeback
October 20 at Portland

This was one for the ages.

Down 2-0 at Providence Park at halftime, and needing every point possible, things weren't looking great.

But cue the cardiac 'Caps, who had more come-from-behind points than any team in MLS. Second half goals from Déiber Caicedo, Brian White, and Cristian Dájome rallied the squad to victory.

1
Crépeau saves the day
September 25 vs. FC Dallas

If you could pinpoint one moment of the season that made people really BELIEVE, this might just be it. Without this moment, it's hard to know if the 'Caps are in the postseason.

The match seemed relatively stress free for the Blue & White. A first half goal from White had the 'Caps in control.

But a last second, stoppage time penalty kick nearly saw the points slip away.

Enter Saint Maxime, stopping Franco Jara and preserving an enormous home victory.