Going into Sunday afternoon’s game at BC Place, the Vancouver Whitecaps had the chance to finish first in the Western Conference for the first time in the club’s history. A win would also give the ‘caps their biggest ever points total for a season, most home MLS wins, and tie the most wins overall in a season. In short it was an important afternoon.
The San Jose Earthquakes on the other hand were fighting for a spot in the playoffs, and would be no push over in this regard.
The ‘Whitecaps are coming of a 1-2 road trip following a string of 7 undefeated games, so the fans were certainly hoping for a return the form that has seen the team undefeated at home since a 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on July 23rd.
In the end both teams came away with a point, as the afternoon ended in a 1-1 tie. The point gives San Jose the opportunity to clinch a playoff spot if they will their final game of the season, Vancouver must wait until the last game of the season to see if they can close out the season as Western Conference Champions.
Goals came from Yordy Reyna in the 29th minute, with Valeri Qazaishvili tying the game in the 77th minute.