Columbus Crew SC is back at home to host the Vancouver Whitecaps for the only regular-season meeting between the two clubs at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday evening. Before the battle between the East and West, here are three things to know about the Vancouver Whitecaps.
A little history
The Whitecaps are 2-1-0 at MAPFRE Stadium when facing the Black & Gold. The last time the two clubs met was more than a year ago on April 8, 2015, when Crew SC traveled north to BC Place and both teams walked away with a point in the 2-2 draw. Both Crew SC and Vancouver find themselves in similar positions in their respective conferences, making Saturday night's game vital in keeping playoff hopes alive.