Whitecaps FC stand with Ukraine, fans encouraged to wear blue & yellow in home opener

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VANCOUVER, BC – The Blue & White will be Blue & Yellow on Saturday.

“We encourage everyone coming to our home opener on Saturday to wear blue & yellow as we stand united with all Ukrainians here in Vancouver and around the world," said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC CEO & sporting director. "We have reached out to members from our local Ukrainian communities, and our supporters and players are unified in our message to condemn this war.”

Vancouver Whitecaps FC host their 2022 MLS home opener at BC Place against New York City FC this Saturday, March 5 at 3 p.m. PT. In addition to making the home opener blue & yellow, the ‘Caps will donate to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal on behalf of everyone who attends Saturday’s match.

Whitecaps FC ended the 2021 MLS regular season by securing a spot in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2017. In their nine home matches in Vancouver last season, the 'Caps played to a league best home winning percentage of .830 with a record of 7W-1L-1D.