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New York City FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Open Thread + time, TV schedule, and streaming

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It's a beautiful day for a soccer game! But will it end beautifully for the Blues? Join us here as we watch - and live in hope - for a victory.

It's rare for a "must-win" game to happen early in the season, but this afternoon's tilt against the Whitecaps of Vancouver fits the bill. New York City's winless streak stands at seven, after a gut-wrenching draw Wednesday which saw the Blues give up a goal in stoppage time to the Montréal Impact. Frustration reigned on and off the field, as players, coaches, and fans rued missing out on a first home victory.

But it's a new day. Vancouver and New York City are evenly matched on paper. The Blues have scored 10 goals and have conceded 13 goals, while Vancouver has scored 10 goals and conceded 12 goals in the season. The last time they met, NYCFC won 2-1 in dramatic fashion. Will history repeat itself? Well, that's why we play the games.

HOW TO WATCH

New York City FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 | Kick-off: 4:00 p.m. ET | Location: Yankee Stadium
Television: YES Network | Online: MLS Live | FOX Sports Go
English Radio: WFAN | Spanish Radio: WADO / Qué Buena | NYCFC.com/Radio

MATCH THREAD RULES

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  • Absolutely no links to illegal streams. They're bad and they get us in trouble. Raf will be relegated to covering the Cosmos with Mike Petke. Sam will be thrown in a burlap sack and beaten with reeds. But seriously, they're illegal. So don't do it.
  • We have rules against "relentless negativity." Nobody likes a Negative Nancy or Doubtful Darlington, even if the team gets off to an awful start. Don't knee-jerk and post outlandish or hurtful things just because you're frustrated.
  • Along those lines, outright abuse of players or match officials is verboten. It's fine to say "wow, that's a bad call, match official," but it's NOT okay to direct copious amounts of abuse in the direction of said official over a call you did not like.
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