Our prediction for this MLS match:
Thursday’s football game between Vancouver Whitecaps and St Louis City will bring down the curtain on the midweek MLS round. Vancouver are eager to put an end to their four-game winless run and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Western Conference leaders. The Canadians are eager to secure their spot in the playoffs and with all Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes, and FC Dallas breathing down their neck, the midweek clash is of big importance for the home team.
The Western Conference leaders, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Minnesota United and Sporting Kansas City, but seeing that Vancouver want this win more than St Louis City, home win should be considered. Both Miguel Perez and Lucas Bartlett are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the visiting team.
Highlighted Team (Vancouver Whitecaps):
Vancouver Whitecaps are yet another Canadian side that compete in Major League Soccer. Vancouver began play in the USA top flight in 2011 and one year later they became the first Canadian outfit to book their place in the MLS Cup play-offs. However, star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy proved to be a big catch for the Whitecaps in the knockout round. Vancouver, though, did remarkably well to win the Canadian Championship in 2015, with the team beating Montreal Impact in the title game.
In 2016 they made it to the final of the tournament as well, but Toronto FC eventually won the trophy. The Whitecaps are owned by Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett and Steve Steve Nash, the former NBA star, and they play their home matches at BC Place. Speaking of MLS games, the capacity of the venue is 22.120 and you should know that the stadium was opened back in 1983. The Caps wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue.