Well there's no point beating around the bush this week - a win keeps our slim playoff hopes stay alive for another week and a loss will effectively puts the Whitecaps out of touch with the teams vying for the five Western Conference playoff berths. There's good news and bad news about this game. First the bad news: the Quakes have won six straight at home and Vancouver has only won twice on the road all season. Now for the good news: the last time the Whitecaps won a game way back on August 10th they beat San Jose 2-0 at BC Place. The Caps have it all to do now and the margin of error has now become razor thin. It's very simple: get busy winning or start planning for next season.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 37 Points: W10-L10-D7 (previous 5 match record: W-L-L-D-L)
San Jose Earthquakes: 37 Points: W10-L11-D7 (previous 5 match record: L-W-D-L-W)
Saturday September 14th @ 7:30 PDT – Buck Shaw Stadium, San Jose, CA
Television: Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet West
Radio: Team 1410 AM
*MLS Live is a subscription service, but they usually feature one free game per week. Check MLSSoccer.com for more details on which match may be streamed free of charge.
Post Game Live Chat @ 9:45PM PDT:
Once again the 86 Forever team will be hosting a post game live chat at 9:45PM PDT here on the site. The event is powered by CoverItLive.com, so after the match is done head on over to www.eightysixforever.com and follow the links in the Live Chat article. No additional software is required, so come and join us to talk about the game!
If you'd rather get out and cheer on the Caps with your fellow fans here is a list of viewing parties:
The legendary Carl Valentine will be hosting the Whitecaps' official viewing party at the Library Square Public House at 300 West Georgia St. in Vancouver from 7pm.
HIGHLIGHTS: San Jose 1 - 1 WFC (6 April, 2013):
HIGHLIGHTS: WFC 2 - 0 San Jose Earthquakes (10 August, 2013):
Enjoy the game and don't forget to check back afterwards for all the post-game news and analysis.
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