match preview vs. Austin

Vancouver Whitecaps FC are back on the road this Saturday when they head to Texas to play Austin FC at Q2 Stadium. This will be the third all-time meeting between the teams, with the 'Caps twice earning 2-1 comeback wins over Austin during their inaugural season last year.

Austin FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Saturday, April 23, 2022 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Q2 Stadium – Austin, Texas
Pre-match show: 4:30 p.m. PT (AM730), 5 p.m. PT (TSN)


Caio Alexandre
Déiber Caicedo
Ryan Gauld
Cristian Gutiérrez
Leonard Owusu

SHUTTING DOWN VERDE: This will be the 'Caps fifth road match in their first eight matches of the season. The 'Caps came away with a 2-1 win in their last match in Austin, thanks to goals from Jake Nerwinski and Brian White.

CREATING CHANCES: The Blue and White have showed their ability to create chances in a variety of ways in the early part of the season. In fact, in two of the last three matches, Vancouver has won the expected goals battle against their opponents, tallying 3.75 xG across those three matches.

BERHALTER RETURNS: Saturday's match could see 'Caps midfielder Sebastian Berhalter take to the field against his former team. The 20-year-old spent the 2021 season on loan with Austin FC, starting five matches and making 18 appearances in the club's first season in MLS.