After last weekend's convincing (and unexpected) road win in Montréal the Whitecaps are back in town to face a slumping Real Salt Lake team this Saturday afternoon. The Whitecaps currently are sitting on 41 points and are four points behind the Colorado Rapids for the fifth and final MLS Western Conference playoff spot. If the Caps can find a way to keep winning over the course of the next few weeks it could set up an epic home-and-away series with the Rapids to finish off the season. First of all the Caps will have to overcome an RSL team that will be motivated to get back on track and stay in the hunt for the Supporter's Shield. The Whitecaps are only two points behind their season total from last year, but they will have earn another nine points from the remaining matches to make it into the playoffs for a second straight year. Was last weekend's performance a sign of a team starting to get 'hot' at the right time of the season? Tune in on Saturday and find out!
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 41 Points: W11-L10-D8 (previous 5 match record: L-D-L-D-W)
Real Salt Lake: 48 Points W14-L10-D6 (previous 5 match record: D-W-W-L-L)
Saturday September 28th @ 4:00PM PDT – BC Place Stadium, Vancouver. For tickets click here.
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 @ 6:15PM PDT:
Once again the 86 Forever team will be hosting a post game live chat at 6:15PM 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:
Highlights: Whitecaps FC 1 - 1 Real Salt Lake (13 April, 2013)
Highlights: Real Salt Lake 2 - 0 Whitecaps FC (4 May, 2013)
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