1. For the first time in franchise history the Vancouver Whitecaps will make the trip to New York City to play at Yankee Stadium.
2. The last time these two teams played, NYCFC won 2-1 in dramatic fashion.
3. David Villa has scored 11 goals against Canadian teams, including one goal in his lone meeting last season against Vancouver
4. Whitecaps midfielder Pedro Morales is off to a fast start, he has scored four goals in five matches this season.
5. Both teams are evenly matched, NYCFC has scored 10 goals and have conceded 13 goals, while Vancouver has scored 10 goals and conceded 12 goals in 2016.