In fact, the last time NYCFC won consecutive league games in the league was way back in April this year, as they come into the tie placed 13th in the Eastern Conference standings after a 2-0 win against Montreal.
On the other hand, Vancouver are fifth in the Western Conference following consecutive away league wins against Portland Timbers (3-2) and Chicago Fire (1-0).
Here GOAL brings you everything you need to know about how to watch, including TV channel, streaming details and more.
NYCFC vs Whitecaps kick-off time & stadium
|Date:||September 2, 2023|
|Kick-off time:||3:30pm ET|
The MLS match between New York City FC and Vancouver Whitecaps will be played at the Yankee Stadium in New York City, New York, USA.
It will kick off at 3:30pm ET on September 2 in the United States (US).
How to watch NYCFC vs Whitecaps online - TV channels & live streams
Highlights of the game will be uploaded to the official MLS and Inter Miami YouTube channels, while the live updates can be followed on GOAL.
Team news & squads
NYCFC team news
Center-back James Sands is out with a leg injury, while Richy Ledezma remains a doubt for the hosts.
Andres Jasson marked his return with a goal in the Montreal win and should keep his place in the XI, with Matt Freese also expected to start again after replacing Luis Barraza in between the sticks.
NYCFC possible XI: Freese; Gray, Martins, Risa, Cufre; Parks, Morales; Jasson, Moralez, Fernandez; Bakrar
|Goalkeepers:||Barraza, Freese, Mizell|
|Defenders:||Martins, Risa, Chanot, Alfaro, Owusu, Benalcazar, Amundsen, Cufre, McFarlane, Gray, Ilenic, Turnbull|
|Midfielders:||Parks, Perea, Haak, Morales, Rodriguez, Ledezma, Moralez, Magno, Jasson, Pereira, Denis|
|Forwards:||Bakrar, Segal, Fernandez, Martinez, O'Toole, Pellegrini|
Whitecaps team news
Goalkeeper Thomas Hasal and left-back Luis Martins are ruled out with knee and calf injuries respectively, whereas Andres Cubas returns after a suspension.
Brian White is somewhat in the MLS Golden Boot race following his strike against Chicago, and Yohei Takaoka recorded his first clean sheet in the league since May 20. They both should start against NYCFC.
Sergio Cordova, who came off the bench after missing the Portland Timbers game, may be happy with a substitute role.
Whitecaps possible XI: Takaoka; Adekugbe, Veselinovic, Blackmon; Cubas; Laryea, Schopf, Berhalter, Vite; White, Gauld
|Defenders:||Blackmon, Veselinovic, Brown, Laborda, Campagna, Yao, Laryea|
|Midfielders:||Cubas, Teibert, Ngando, Berhalter, Fry, Aguilar, Gressel, Raposo, Ahmed, Gauld, Vite, Schopf, Dajome, Habibullah|
|Forwards:||White, Cordova, Becher, Johnson|
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|Aug 4, 2018||New York City 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps||MLS|
|Jul 5, 2017||Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 New York City||MLS|
|Apr 30, 2016||New York City 3-2 Vancouver Whitecaps||MLS|