Two weeks, three must-see matches at BC Place as 'Caps kick season into high gear

After a short break, the ‘Caps are back this weekend as they begin a massive stretch of games, including three big ones coming up at BC Place.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 VS. LA GALAXY

It’s always a big event when LA Galaxy come to town, and this coming Saturday will be no different. A big crowd is expected with capacity expanded to 25,000 for this one.

On the field, expect the Blue and White to come in fired up to get their first win of the MLS season.

This year’s LA team brings a different flavour then past squads. The Galaxy are still star-powered with Mexican national team striker Giovani dos Santos, U.S. national teamer Gyasi Zardes, and French winger Romain Alessandrini. But similarly to the ‘Caps, the Galaxy have also embraced a youth movement under former LA Galaxy II USL head coach Curt Onalfo.

It will be an interesting battle, and a great opportunity for both teams to get their season going.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 VS. TIGRES UANL – CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIFINALS

The ‘Caps have the opportunity to make history when they host the second leg of the Champions League semifinals against Mexican champions Tigres UANL.

Head coach Carl Robinson and his team enter the match with a 2-0 aggregate deficit, so it will take a mighty effort to come back and defeat the best team they will face all year – and likely the best team the club has faced in any competition since joining MLS in 2011.

It’s a huge match, but it’s also the type of scenario that teams and fans live for. Can the ‘Caps find their slingshot and down Goliath to advance to the final?

This is one game that you will not want to miss.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14 VS. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC

The quest to retain the Cascadia Cup begins with this Friday night battle versus Seattle, a great way to kick off the long weekend with friends and family.

There will be extra intensity in this one as Sounders FC come to town as defending MLS Cup champions, a hard pill to swallow for all ‘Caps supporters.

This will also be a special match for new ‘Caps striker Fredy Montero, who faces his former team for the first time. Montero remains Seattle’s all-time leading goalscorer in MLS.

Who will move a step closer to bragging rights in the Pacific Northwest?