Orange County SC will aim to make the road a home away from home on Sunday afternoon, as they head to Canada to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, still looking to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race.
OC lost 1-0 on Wednesday to San Antonio FC, and they are now two points out of the final playoff spot. That of course means they’ll jump back into the final spot with a win in this game, and their track record against Vancouver is pretty good. But given the peaks and valleys of the season, especially the valleys in recent weeks, a win is not something that can be assumed walking in.
Still, they have played better in recent games, and just need to make sure the whole group is on board and no mistakes are made. This is one of their “easier” games left on the schedule, so a win here is absolutely vital. It would be vital regardless, but given Vancouver’s struggles this season, this should be an eminently winnable game for OC if they’re going to reach the postseason.
Tale of the Tape:
Orange County SC: 33 points (8-9-9), 10th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: -4; Last five games: L-W-D-L-L
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: 23 points (5-14-8), 14th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: -13; Last five games: D-L-W-L-D
How to Watch Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 vs. Orange County SC: The game is scheduled to kick off at 4 pm PT in British Columbia. You can watch the stream below or in USL’s matchcenter.
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