At first, you might wonder why this game is so tough, but here’s the deal: This is a very, very special game for the Whitecaps, who haven’t played a competitive game against non-Canadian opposition and in front of fans at BC Place in 539 days. This is their big homecoming, the final team in MLS to finally, finally be home and be playing in front of home fans once again.
So regardless of the teams’ form, we know the Whitecaps will be amped for this one. Throw in their form — the Whitecaps are unbeaten in their last seven games, LAFC are winless in six — and this is a “put up or shut up” kind of game for the black-and-gold. Having said that, we know they have the talent to get a result, they just need to do it.
Eddie Segura (knee), Kwadwo Opoku (knee), Erik Duenas (knee) all remain out, while Mohamed Traore (knee) is also listed out for this game for LAFC. Diego Palacios (knee) is officially questionable. For Vancouver, Caio Alexandre (foot), Lucas Cavallini (knee) and Erik Godoy (calf) are listed out, while Cristian Gutierrez (quad) is doubtful.
So again, the Whitecaps will be fully up for this game and are in good form, but that’s why we play the games, and LAFC have the ability to get a win. Will they? Stay tuned to find out.
According to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday morning, LAFC are (-120), Vancouver are (+310) and a draw is (+285), so the odds are favoring LAFC big time, on the road, in the Whitecaps’ homecoming. We’ll see!
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LAFC and the Vancouver Whitecaps will be televised locally on My13 KCOP and Estrella TV, and streamed on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 pm PT with kickoff to come at 7:11.