Yet to win a playoff game since joining Major League Soccer in 2011, the Vancouver Whitecaps will get another crack at post-season glory when they host the San Jose Earthquakes in the single-elimination knockout round.
Fredy Montero, one of the catalysts for the resurgent Vancouver Whitecaps, will be making his return to Seattle to take on the rival Sounders -- the club that gave him his start in Major League Soccer.
The Whitecaps announced the signing of 25-year-old Egyptian Aly Ghazal last Thursday, making Vancouver his third stop since January after transferring from C.D. Nacional in Portugal to China's Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng FC.
Forward Yordy Reyna scored on a pretty header in the 88th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps defeated New York City FC 3-2 in a Major League Soccer match Wednesday night that saw several momentum swings.