Can Vancouver Whitecaps get back on track, needing wins to sneak into the play-offs for the first time since 2017?
Last weekend, the Canadian Championship winners were hammered 3-0 by Nashville at BC Place.
Lucas Cavallini’s red card in the second half capping a miserable night for the home fans in British Columbia.
So, Vanni Sartini’s team have only won two of their last ten MLS outings, with their last victory on the road coming in Dallas in mid-June.
This statistic will need to change if the Caps are to gatecrash the top seven.
San Jose Earthquakes meantime kick off seven points and four places worse off than their visitors.
Alex Covelo’s team saw their faint play-off dreams suffer another set back last Saturday as they were beaten 1-0 at Children’s Mercy Park by fellow strugglers Sporting Kansas City.
So, having won just one of their last eight, the Quakes are ten points adrift of the play-off spots with only seven games remaining.
Thus, a victory for both at PayPal Park is of paramount importance.