VANCOUVER, BC – After a dominant midweek victory over Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps FC return to BC Place on Saturday to host Minnesota United FC in a battle between two teams fighting for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
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Saturday’s match will also mark the club’s annual Pride Night.
The ‘Caps will take to the pitch donning rainbow-crested kits and fans are encouraged are to help turn BC Place into a rainbow using the multi-coloured signs on their seats as part of a pre-match display. Click here to see what else is in store.
Welcome home: Vancouver’s Homegrown Hero Alphonso Davies is expected to be involved after his MLS record-breaking transfer to FC Bayern Munich, whom he will join in 2019.
Playoff push: The ‘Caps trail Minnesota by just two points in the Western Conference standings, with both teams fighting for the final playoff spot in the West.
Containing Quintero: After posting a clean sheet in Wednesday’s Canadian Championship victory over Montreal, Vancouver’s back line will look to shut down Colombian forward Darwin Quintero, who has three goals and four assists in his last three matches.
PREVIOUS MLS RESULTS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders FC
Minnesota United FC: 5-1 win vs. LAFC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Kei Kamara (8 goals)
Minnesota United FC: Darwin Quintero (9 goals)
DID YOU KNOW?
Davies and Quintero are first and second respectively in successful dribbles per game in MLS this season. Opta defines a successful dribble as an instance where a player beats an opponent one-v-one while retaining possession of the ball. These are two of the most electrifying individual talents in the league, and they go head-to-head Saturday night at BC Place.
"It's going to be exciting. It's the first game back from all this excitement, it's in front of our fans, and I'm looking forward to it." - Alphonso Davies