VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to open the 2023 preseason camp this weekend at the Whitecaps FC National Soccer Development Centre. First team players will report to Vancouver by Friday, January 6, undergo medicals and testing over the weekend, and an on-field training session on Monday, January 9.

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The team will then travel to Marbella, Spain on Tuesday, January 10 for a 12-day trip, which will include a preseason friendly against German 2. Bundesliga side Hamburger SV on Wednesday, January 18. Kickoff at the Marbella Football Center is set for 6 a.m. PT / 3 p.m. local.


Following the overseas camp, the ‘Caps will train in Vancouver from January 25 to 28 before departing for the second phase of their preseason in Southern California. Vancouver is set to play five preseason matches over three weeks against MLS opposition at the 2023 Coachella Valley Invitational.

Whitecaps FC will kick off the 2023 MLS regular season in front of their home fans at BC Place, hosting fellow Western Conference side Real Salt Lake on Saturday, February 25.

The 2023 season will see the debut of MLS Season Pass, the unprecedented subscription service from Apple and MLS that will have every match of the regular season, Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs, and Leagues Cup – all in one place and with no blackouts. As an exclusive benefit, Whitecaps FC 2023 Season Members will receive a subscription to MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, as well as significant savings over single match tickets.

Important Dates:
January 6: Report to Vancouver, BC
January 7-8: MLS Medicals & Testing
January 9: Train in Vancouver, BC
January 10: Depart for Marbella, Spain
January 18: Preseason match vs. Hamburger SV - Marbella Football Center at 6 a.m. PT
January 22: Return to Vancouver, BC
January 25-28: Train in Vancouver, BC
January 30: Depart for Palm Springs, California
February 1: Preseason match vs. D.C. United - Empire Polo Club at 1 p.m. PT
February 4: Preseason match vs. Charlotte FC - Empire Polo Club at 11 a.m. PT
February 8: Preseason match vs. Toronto FC - Empire Polo Club at 1 p.m. PT
February 12: Preseason match vs. St. Louis CITY SC - Empire Polo Club at 12:30 p.m. PT
February 18: Preseason match vs. Minnesota United FC - Empire Polo Club at 10 a.m. PT, return to Vancouver, BC
February 25: MLS regular season opener vs. Real Salt Lake - BC Place at 7:30 p.m. PT
March 8: Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 Leg 1 vs. Real CD España - BC Place at 7 p.m. PT