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Viewing Guide & Highlights: Colorado Rapids vs. Whitecaps FC

Whitecaps need a victory in the penultimate match of the year to stay in the playoff race

Can Kekuta Manneh (R) find the net against the Rapids this Saturday?
Can Kekuta Manneh (R) find the net against the Rapids this Saturday?
Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Spor

After 32 weeks of the ups-and-downs that has been the Whitecaps' season the team heads to Denver for the first match in a home-and-away series with the Colorado Rapids.

The past week for Whitecaps fans has been, much like the season in general, a roller coaster ride. We thought we saw our chances in the Cascadia Cup evaporate before our eyes in a 2-2 draw at home with Portland, but after a historic win in Seattle and some help from the Timbers we're celebrating our first Cascadia Cup since 2008. There is no time to sit back and bask in the glory because there is still work to do - we still need as many points as possible from the final two games of the season to make the post season.

The last time these two teams met back on August 17th the Rapids defeated the Whitecaps 2-0. This time there is an entire season on the line, so sit back, buckle in and get ready for the ride. You won't want to miss a minute of the action!

Standings:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 45 Points (7th in Conference): W12-L11-D9 (previous five-match record: D-W-L-D-W)

Colorado Rapids: 48 Points (5th in Conference): W13-L10-D9 (previous five-match record: W-W-L-W-L)

Kick-off:

Saturday, October 19th 3:00PM PDT – Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Media:

Television: Sportsnet One

Radio: Team 1410 AM

Online: www.teamradio.ca - MLS Live*

*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.

Viewing Parties:

If you'd rather get out and cheer on the Caps with your fellow fans, here is a list of viewing parties:

The Whitecaps' official viewing party will be held at TC Lions Pub at 888 West Cordova Street starting at 2:30PM.

The SouthIslanders in Victoria gather at Yates Street Taphouse & Grill for all home and away matches. For more information click here.

The Georgia Strait Supporters are hosting a viewing party at Fibber Magees in Nanaimo on Saturday starting at 2:30PM. For more information click here.

Highlights: Colorado Rapids 2 - 0 Whitecaps FC (17 August, 2013):

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