Rivalry games are the best games to watch, and the Vancouver Whitecaps have two left this season at home. Both of those matches are against the Seattle Sounders, with the two Cascadia Cup clashes coming up on May 20 and July 8. Other games to catch at BC Place Stadium this summer include a June 10 match against high-flying FC Cincinnati of the Eastern Conference and two matches in October against Western Conference challenging St. Lousi City SC and Los Angeles FC on October 4 and October 21, respectively.
Here is the biggest question for Vancouver Whitecaps based on their start to the 2023 season.
Can the Whitecaps keep beating teams wide?
There are lots of ways to win a soccer match at the MLS level. One way – the way the Whitecaps like to play – is to spread teams out in the attacking third, using their pacy and skillful wingers to drive at defenders one on one and get behind the defense. In a recent game against Portland, this attack was completely nullified. The Timbers were able to make the field higher with the way they played, limiting the Whitecaps’ ability to get quick attacking ball and feed their wingers. This is a solvable problem, but the film of this will dictate how other teams play against Vancouver, especially when the ‘Caps are on the road.