The club also announced on Tuesday that fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for the ‘Caps final regular season home match this coming Sunday, October 15 against San Jose Earthquakes. Whitecaps FC would clinch the top spot in the Western Conference, as well as a bye through to the Western Conference Semifinals, with a victory.
“On Sunday we have a massive opportunity in front of us,” said Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi. “Credit goes to Carl Robinson, his staff, and our players for climbing into first place, but also to our supporters and fans for lifting the team each and every home match at BC Place. We’re going to need that to not only continue, but to raise to another level on Sunday and as we enter the playoffs.”
Whitecaps FC are currently in first place in the Western Conference with 51 points and have already clinched a home playoff match. With a win on Sunday, the ‘Caps can set new club records for total points and home wins in an MLS season.
Should the ‘Caps finish in third or fourth place in the Western Conference, they will host a Knockout Round match on either Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26 at BC Place. A victory in the Knockout Round would see a second home match to begin the Conference Semifinals just days later, on either Sunday, October 29 or Tuesday, October 31.
If Whitecaps FC clinch first or second place in the Western Conference, they will receive a bye through the Knockout Round and move immediately to the two-leg Conference Semifinals. As the higher seed, they would host the second leg on Sunday, November 5.
The Western Conference Championship series will also take place over two legs, first on Tuesday, November 21, with the return leg on Thursday, November 30.
MLS Cup will be played on Saturday, December 9 at the home venue of the finalist with the best regular season record.
Season Ticket Members were emailed information on September 29 on securing their seats for the duration of the playoffs, as well as pre-sale information for additional seats and single match tickets. The deadline for Season Ticket Members to forfeit their seats and opt out of taking part in the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs will be Monday, October 16.
Wednesday, October 25
Thursday, October 26
Western Conference Semifinals
First leg – Sunday, October 29 OR Tuesday, October 31
Second leg – Sunday, November 5
Western Conference Championship
First Leg – Tuesday, November 21
Second Leg – Thursday, November 30
Saturday, December 9