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Whitecaps FC 2 Schedule Announced for 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Season

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March 14, 2023 – MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 News Release

VANCOUVER, BC – MLS NEXT Pro unveiled the 2023 regular season schedule on Tuesday, with Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) set to kick off at home on Sunday, March 26.

Whitecaps FC season ticket members receive free access to all WFC2 home matches as part of their MLS season ticket membership ($140 value).

The majority of regular season matches, plus all Decision Day matches, playoffs matches and MLS NEXT Pro Cup, will be available to watch live and on-demand on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. The remainder will be streamed at mlsnextpro.com.

The 2023 season will feature an expanded playoffs format that includes a pick-your-opponent element in the first two rounds.

Whitecaps FC will once again play their home matches at Swangard Stadium, with the venue for four home matches in July and August to be confirmed. The club also confirmed that the team will continue to play under the Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) name and brand this season.

Whitecaps FC season ticket members receive free access to all WFC2 home matches as part of their MLS season ticket membership ($150 value). Season ticket members can book tickets by signing up for a Universe account and using their access key.

Single match tickets can be purchased for $10 online at whitecapsfc.com/tickets or at the gate. All seats are general admission.

WFC2 will start and end their 2023 season against Cascadia rivals. The ‘Caps open the season at Swangard Stadium against Timbers 2 on Sunday, March 26. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. PT. The regular season will conclude on Decision Day on Sunday, September 24 when they play at Tacoma Defiance at 2 p.m. PT.

Select MLS NEXT Pro matches will be broadcast live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, with the remainder streamed at mlsnextpro.com.

The ‘Caps enter their second MLS NEXT Pro season, and first under head coach Ricardo Clark. In their inaugural season the side finished in third place in the Pacific Division, and seventh in the Western Conference. WFC2 led MLS NEXT Pro in short-term call-ups to MLS in 2022, while goalkeeper Max Anchor, fullback Ali Ahmed, and striker Simon Becher all signed MLS contracts.

WFC2 will play the newly founded MLS NEXT Pro sides for Austin FC and LAFC for the first time in 2023, as well as a reunion against LA Galaxy II, who they last played in 2017. For more information on the team, visit whitecapsfc.com/wfc2.


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