If there is one club in MLS that really, really gets under the skin of the Whitecaps Faithful then it's FC Dallas (does anyone else remember that irritating "Vancouvering" thing they did before the last match?). It gets even better though; FC Dallas are tied with the Caps on points as the Western Conference teams slug it out for a spot in the MLS playoffs. This is the third and final meeting between these two teams this year with the Hoops defeating the 'Caps 2-0 back on April 20th and then the teams sharing the points a week later in an exciting 2-2 draw at BC Place. Who will win this week? With the Whitecaps' poor form of late they will have to be at their absolute best to secure a rare win on the road because every single point counts these days. We're starting to run out of games and too many more dropped points will put us out of the running to get into the post season for a second straight year. It's not all doom and gloom (yet) as the Whitecaps still control their own destiny, but with the Western Conference standings so tight don't expect us to back into a playoff spot like we did last year.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 37 Points: W10-L9-D7 (previous 5 match record: D-W-L-L-D)
FC Dallas: 37 Points: W9-L7-D10 (previous 5 match record: L-D-L-W-D)
Saturday September 7th @ 5:30 PDT – FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco, TX
Television: Sportsnet One
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 @ 7:45PM PDT:
Once again the 86 Forever team will be hosting a post game live chat at 7:45PM 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:
HIGHLIGHTS: FC Dallas 2 - 0 WFC (20 April, 2013):
HIGHLIGHTS: WFC 2 - 2 FC Dallas (27 April, 2013):
Enjoy the game and don't forget to check back afterwards for all the post-game news and analysis.
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