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Whitecaps FC Announce Additional Regular Season Schedule Through September

September 11, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC News Release

VANCOUVER, BC - Major League Soccer announced the 2020 regular season schedule through September on Friday, including a road trip for Vancouver Whitecaps FC that will see the 'Caps facing Real Salt Lake, Los Angeles Football Club, and Portland Timbers in a span of nine days. All 'Caps matches will be broadcast live on TSN and TSN 1040 Radio.

The 'Caps are set to finish out the Canadian phase of their regular season slate with a pair of matches against Montreal Impact at BC Place this Sunday, September 13, and on Wednesday, September 16.

Following that, the 'Caps visit Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Utah on Saturday, September 19, and then LAFC at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, September 23.

As the league and Canadian MLS clubs continue to finalize travel protocols, Whitecaps FC also confirmed that the club will host one home match against Portland Timbers at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, September 27.

The remainder of the regular season schedule will be announced pending further developments regarding travel protocols. In August, MLS announced a revised 2020 regular season featuring a 23-match schedule for each club. After September, the 'Caps will have nine more matches to play in the regular season, which culminates with Decision Day on Sunday, November 8.

Upcoming Whitecaps FC regular season schedule

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact - Sunday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. PT - BC Place

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact - Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. PT - BC Place

Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Saturday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. PT - Rio Tinto Stadium

Los Angeles Football Club vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Wednesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. PT - Banc of California Stadium

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers - Sunday, September 27 at 7 p.m. PT - Providence Park In addition to announcing regular season match details through September, MLS also today confirmed qualification details and the competition format for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Audi MLS Cup Playoffs will again consist of single-elimination matches hosted by the higher-seeded team and follow a straight bracket format through MLS Cup on December 12.

As previously announced, in an expansion of the postseason for 2020, 18 clubs will compete in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Eight teams from the 12-team Western Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. The top six seeds from the 14-team Eastern Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. Eastern Conference seeds 7-10 will each compete in a play-in match (No. 7 vs. No. 10, and No. 8 vs. No. 9) to determine the two additional Eastern Conference teams that will qualify for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Round 1.

The lower-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in Round 1, while the higher-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed.

The Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule and broadcast details will be announced at a later date.


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