Either MLS figures that the Vancouver Whitecaps won’t be significantly affected by Canadian World Cup-qualifying call-ups, or the ‘Caps are simply a victim of coincidence.
Because, on first glance, it looks like MLS has done what it can to insulate Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact from the World Cup qualifying cycle, but the Whitecaps don’t get any byes on the weeks that Canada is going to play World Cup qualifiers.
The MLS schedule was released Thursday.
In the next WC qualifying window, Canada plays Mexico at BC Place on March 25, then travels to Mexico on March 29.
The Whitecaps are scheduled to play away to the Houston Dynamo on March 26.
But Toronto FC has a bye that weekend. So does the Impact.
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