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Whitecaps FC announce 2016 MLS schedule

VANCOUVER, BC – In conjunction with Major League Soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps FC released their complete 2016 MLS regular season schedule on Thursday – two months ahead of the club’s season opener against Montreal Impact on Sunday, March 6 at BC Place. Home kickoff times and broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.

Schedule highlights

  • Playoff rematch against defending MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers twice in May. At home on Saturday, May 7, and in Portland on Sunday, May 22 as part of MLS Rivalry Week
  • Inaugural home match against Orlando City SC and 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year Kaka at BC Place on Saturday, July 16
  • First ever Friday home match on August 12 against San Jose Earthquakes
  • Three of the final five matches against Cascadia rivals, including the Decision Day finale at home against Portland on Sunday, October 23

BC Place saw a record 12 Whitecaps FC home matches sell-out in 2015. The only way to secure your seats to every home match this year is to become a ‘Caps Club Season Ticket Member.

In addition to Season Tickets, Whitecaps FC offer a flexible range of products, including Premium Suites, Half-Season Packs, 5-Packs, Youth Soccer Full Season and Half-Season Tickets. For more information on season ticket memberships, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.

Single match tickets will go on sale on Thursday, February 18 at 10 a.m. PT.

Head coach Carl Robinson’s side will play a total of 34 regular season matches. The ‘Caps will face Western Conference teams Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders FC, LA Galaxy, Sporting Kansas City, Colorado Rapids, and Houston Dynamo three times each, and FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake, and San Jose Earthquakes twice each. Vancouver will again play the 10 Eastern Conference clubs once apiece, either home or away and in reverse of the 2015 fixture.

OTHER SCHEDULE NOTABLES:

  • The ‘Caps host Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane, and LA Galaxy on Saturday, April 2
  • Seattle Sounders FC make their lone visit to BC Place on Sunday, October 2
  • Whitecaps FC will play at Yankee Stadium for the first time on Saturday, April 30 against New York City FC
  • The longest home stand will be three matches in the span of a week: Colorado (July 9), Real Salt Lake (July 13), and Orlando (July 16)
  • Following that home stand, the ‘Caps will enter their longest run of road matches with three in a row: Houston (July 23), Dallas (July 31), and Colorado (August 6)
  • Whitecaps FC will play their first ever MLS Monday match on July 4 at LA Galaxy
  • Three matches will be nationally televised in the United States. Sunday, May 22 at Portland (ESPN), Friday, August 12 at home to San Jose (UniMas), and Sunday, October 2 against Seattle at BC Place (FS1)
  • MLS will take a break from June 3 to 14 for the Copa America Centenario.
  • Excluding the Copa America Centenario break, Whitecaps FC will play every weekend until October 2
  • In total, Whitecaps FC will play on 23 Saturdays, six Sundays, three Wednesdays, one Friday, and one Monday
  • At home, Vancouver will play their season opener and final two matches on a Sunday. The remaining matches at BC Place will be played on 10 Saturdays, three Wednesdays, and one Friday
  • The 2016 Amway Canadian Championship schedule will be announced at a later date. The ‘Caps will defend their Voyageurs Cup title as the top seed in the tournament
  • The schedule for the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League will be released following the group stage draw

Breakdown of home and away matches is as follows:

Twice at BC Place:

  • Portland Timbers (Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, October 23)
  • Houston Dynamo (Saturday, March 26 and Saturday, May 28)
  • Colorado Rapids (Saturday, July 9 and Saturday, September 24)

Once at BC Place:

  • Seattle Sounders FC (Sunday, October 2)
  • LA Galaxy (Saturday, April 2)
  • Orlando City SC (Saturday, July 16)
  • FC Dallas (Saturday, April 23)
  • New York Red Bulls (Saturday, September 3)
  • Montreal Impact (Sunday, March 6)
  • Real Salt Lake (Wednesday, July 13)
  • San Jose Earthquakes (Friday, August 12)
  • Sporting Kansas City (Wednesday, April 27)
  • New England Revolution (Saturday, June 18)
  • Chicago Fire (Wednesday, May 11)

Twice on the road:

  • Seattle Sounders FC (Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, September 17)
  • LA Galaxy (Monday, July 4 and Saturday, August 27)
  • Sporting Kansas City (Saturday, March 12 and Saturday, August 20)

Once on the road:

  • Portland Timbers (Sunday, May 22)
  • New York City FC (Saturday, April 30)
  • Toronto FC (Saturday, May 14)
  • FC Dallas (Saturday, July 31)
  • Real Salt Lake (Saturday, April 16)
  • San Jose Earthquakes (Sunday, October 16)
  • Houston Dynamo (Saturday, July 23)
  • Colorado Rapids (Saturday, August 6)
  • Columbus Crew SC (Saturday, September 10)
  • Philadelphia Union (Saturday, June 25)
  • D.C. United (Saturday, April 9)
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