Whitecaps set to face-off with Minnesota United

Freddy Montero and the White Caps will hope to defeat Minnesota tonight and move into first in the conference. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are set to face off with the Minnesota United tonight at BC Place in what will surely be one of their biggest games of the regular season.  If the Whitecaps win, they will go first in the Western Conference.

The Whitecaps are coming off the back of a narrow 3-2 victory over Real Salt Lake last weekend, putting them at third in their conference, whereas Minnesota United, who’s record leaves a lot to be desired, are sitting at 10th in the Conference with a record of 1-8-2 in away games.

Carl Robinson, the team’s head coach says they wont be taking this match lightly though.

“It is a very difficult game and if we play below our standards, we’re in for a very tough game.  We have to play 100% or we’re not going to win…”

Jake Nerwinski, star right back for the ‘Caps says that the team have gotten into a rhythm as of late.

Head Coach Carl Robinson is only focussing on the next three points (BCIT News)

“We’re just being more consistent now, we’re buckling down and we know the players that we have and we’re starting to click…”

Still, Nerwinski and the rest of the Whitecaps are aware of what that they have to gain – or potentially lose.

“We all know the standings, we all know whats at stake, it is one game at a time, sixth place is still not that far out, we’re kind of in the middle”

With only eight more games in the season and a game in hand, a win tonight will likely cement a playoff position for the Vancouver Whitecaps.