The Whitecaps went into their first match on the road missing some key players and it showed in the final score as the Philadelphia Union defeated Vancouver 1-0. The Whitecaps had four different starters as in their starting eleven as Davide Chiumiento and Jay Nolly were suffering from injuries while Jay DeMerit and Micheal Boxall were off for international duty. In addition to those missing player, Russell Teibert was only going to play 65 minutes due to an agreement with U20 national coach.
Vancouver will now return home to face Sporting Kansas City on April 2nd at Empire Field and will do this without designated player Eric Hassli. The Caps should have DeMerit, Chiumiento and possibly Shea Salinas, who is yet to debut for the Caps, back available for the starting eleven. The former Wizards, who lost to Chicago 3-2, will also be with their DP Omar Bravo who also red carded in the 1st half. The match could also mark the first match in Canada for Teal Bunbury since he chose to play internationally for the United States over Canada.