VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) -  The Vancouver Whitecaps will continue their push to the Major League Soccer playoffs and honour Canada’s Olympic women’s soccer medallists tonight at BC Place.

The Whitecaps face FC Dallas for the second time this season. On April 21st, Camilo Sanvezzo’s goal was all Vancouver needed in a 1-0 win over Dallas at BC Place. The Whitecaps, currently tied with the Seattle Sounders for third in the Western Division, can break the 40-point mark with a victory.

Vancouver will be shorthanded for this match due to injuries and international call-ups. Both striker Darren Mattocks and winger Dane Richards have been called to duty for Jamaica. Captain Jay DeMerit will not play tonight as he continues to be treated for a concussion suffered in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake.

Visiting Dallas is also missing three players called up by their countries, including recent acquisition Julian De Guzman, who will play for Canada in international friendly play this week.

Whitecaps keeper Joe Cannon will return to the net tonight after serving his one-game suspension for a previous red card.

The Whitecaps will also pay tribute to Canada’s bronze medallists in women’s soccer at the London Summer Olympics. Former women’s Whitecaps players Sophie Schmidt,  Emily Zurrer and Karina LeBlanc of the national team will be signing autographs on Terry Fox Plaza along with the injured Whitecaps captain.

Over 70 of the club’s men’s and women’s alumni will be in attendance.

Following tonight’s game with FC Dallas, Whitecaps make a trip down the I-5 to face Pacific Northwest rivals Seattle on Saturday.

Game time tonight is at 7 p.m.