Vancouver Whitecaps FC release 2017 MLS schedule

Jan 13 2017, 4:19 am

The MLS Cup was handed out just over a month ago, but soccer season is just around the corner for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

An already short offseason will be even shorter for the ‘Caps, who will play their first game of consequence on February 22, a CONCACAF Champions League away match versus New York Red Bulls.

The second leg will go at BC Place on March 2, just three days before Vancouver’s MLS season-opener at home against Philadelphia Union.

Just like last season, the Whitecaps will end the regular season against rival Portland Timbers.

Vancouver’s 34-match MLS schedule features Seattle, Portland, and Colorado three times each, with the remaining Western Conference teams just twice. They’ll play Eastern Conference teams just once each.

The Whitecaps have a very difficult start to their schedule, with six of their first 10 games on the road, and home games against MLS Cup finalists Toronto (March 18) and Seattle (April 14). LA Galaxy also pays a visit to BC Place early in the season on April 1.

Other rivalry home games of note include Portland (July 23) and Seattle’s second visit (August 23). Also note July 5 when New York City FC comes to town with their star-studded lineup that features David Villa and Andrea Pirlo.

Here’s the full MLS schedule, with CONCACAF Champions League games in italics.

Date Home Away Venue
Wednesday, Feb 22 New York Red Bulls Whitecaps FC Red Bull Arena
Thursday, Mar 2 Whitecaps FC New York Red Bulls BC Place
Sunday, Mar 5 Whitecaps FC Philadelphia BC Place
Saturday, Mar 11 San Jose Earthquakes Whitecaps FC Avaya Stadium
Saturday, Mar 18 Whitecaps FC Toronto FC BC Place
Saturday, Apr 1 Whitecaps FC LA Galaxy BC Place
Saturday, Apr 8 Real Salt Lake Whitecaps FC Rio Tinto Stadium
Friday, Apr 14 Whitecaps FC Seattle Sounders FC BC Place
Saturday, Apr 22 Portland Timbers Whitecaps FC Providence Park
Saturday, Apr 29 Montreal Impact Whitecaps FC Stade Saputo
Friday, May 5 Colorado Rapids Whitecaps FC Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Friday, May 12 Houston Dynamo Whitecaps FC BBVA Compass Stadium
Saturday, May 20 Whitecaps FC Sporting Kansas City BC Place
Saturday, May 27 Whitecaps FC D.C. United BC Place
Saturday, Jun 3 Whitecaps FC Atlanta United FC BC Place
Saturday, Jun 17 Whitecaps FC FC Dallas BC Place
Saturday, Jun 24 Minnesota United FC Whitecaps FC TCF Bank Stadium
Saturday, Jul 1 Chicago Fire Whitecaps FC Toyota Park
Wednesday, Jul 5 Whitecaps FC New York City FC BC Place
Wednesday, Jul 19 LA Galaxy Whitecaps FC StubHub Center
Sunday, Jul 23 Whitecaps FC Portland Timbers BC Place
Saturday, Jul 29 FC Dallas Whitecaps FC Toyota Stadium
Saturday, Aug 5 Colorado Rapids Whitecaps FC Dick’s Sports Goods Park
Saturday, Aug 12 New England Whitecaps FC Gillette Stadium
Saturday, Aug 19 Whitecaps FC Houston Dynamo BC Place
Wednesday, Aug 23 Whitecaps FC Seattle Sounders FC BC Place
Saturday, Aug 26 Orlando City SC Whitecaps FC Orlando City Stadium
Saturday, Sep 9 Whitecaps FC Real Salt Lake BC Place
Wednesday, Sep 13 Whitecaps FC Minnesota BC Place
Saturday, Sep 16 Whitecaps FC Columbus BC Place
Saturday, Sep 23 Whitecaps FC Colorado BC Place
Wednesday, Sep 27 Seattle Sounders FC Whitecaps FC CenturyLink Field
Saturday, Sep 30 Sporting Kansas City Whitecaps FC Children’s Mercy Park
Saturday, Oct 7 New York Red Bulls Whitecaps FC Red Bull Arena
Sunday, Oct 15 Whitecaps FC San Jose Earthquakes BC Place
Sunday, Oct 22 Portland Timbers Whitecaps FC Providence Park
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