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Five Things: What to know ahead of Saturday's match between Sporting and Vancouver | Feb. 29, 2020

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British Columbia will provide the picturesque setting for Saturday's MLS regular season opener between Sporting Kansas City and Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place. The Western Conference clash is slated for 9:30 p.m. CT with live coverage on FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest Plus, FOX Sports GO, Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish).

Following a long offseason that saw Sporting and Vancouver make ambitious roster moves after missing the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2019, supporters will finally be treated to a full-blooded Week 1 showdown that just might set the tone for the early stages of a new and highly anticipated campaign.