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Charlotte FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, kick-off time, odds, player props, head-to-head stats and team news

After getting the week off in what was the season-opening weekend for the rest of MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps kick off the 2024 campaign by hosting Charlotte FC.

Vancouver finished sixth in the Western Conference last season and lost in the first round of the playoffs, while Charlotte finished ninth in the Eastern Conference and lost to the New York Red Bulls in the Wild Card round.

How to watch Charlotte FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, TV channel and streaming

Charlotte FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps is streaming exclusively on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, but the game is free to watch. That means fans do not have to buy the Season Pass streaming package to watch Vancouver's season-opening match.

Charlotte FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps kick-off time, date and venue

Charlotte FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps takes place on Saturday, March 2 at BC Place in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada. The game kicks off at 7:30 PM ET and 4:30 PM PT.

Charlotte FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps stats and head-to-head record

  • This match will be the second time these teams have met since Charlotte FC joined MLS in the 2022 season, and Charlotte won the first meeting 2-1.
  • Both of Vancouver's double-digit goalscorers from last season, Ryan Gauld and Brian White, return for 2024.
  • Charlotte FC won its first game of 2024 by a 1-0 score over New York City FC thanks to a goal from defender Adilson Malanda.
  • Charlotte had just 38 percent of possession against NYCFC, but New York only created 0.5 expected goals on 12 shots.
  • Iuri Tavares, a 22-year-old winger for Charlotte, made four tackles against NYCFC, indicating that he can be dangerous when pressing high up the pitch.
  • Last season, the Whitecaps' +11.5 expected goals differential was the league's fifth-best, but their actual goal differential was +7, good for the joint-11th-best in MLS.

Charlotte FC

1 win


0 ties

Vancouver Whitecaps

0 wins

Charlotte FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps odds

Charlotte FC

+260 ML


+275 ML

Vancouver Whitecaps

-110 ML

Charlotte FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Brian White


Damir Kreilach


Ryan Gauld


Fabrice Picault


Enzo Copetti


Charlotte FC team news

Ben Bender, Brandt Bronico, Brandon Cambridge, and Tyger Smalls are all likely to miss the match due to injuries. New singing Djibril Diani is likely to miss out due to not yet obtaining his visa, and Patrick Agyemang and Bill Tuiloma are questionable with injuries.

Vancouver Whitecaps team news

Head coach Vanni Sartini and defender Matias Laborda are suspended for the match due to their actions in Vancouver's season-ending loss against Los Angeles FC in November 2023. Laborda will only miss this game, while Sartini will miss six. Midfielder Ali Ahmed will miss the game as he recovers from hernia surgery.

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Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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