Toronto FC (4-4-2):Bendik; Eckersley, Califf, O'Dea, Hall; Lambe, Dunfield, Osorio, Welshman; Silva, Braun.
DID YOU KNOW?
TFC came out on top in three meetings with Vancouver last year, winning 3-2 in the only league meeting and recording a win and a draw in the Canadian Championship.
Toronto FC set the record for worst start to an MLS season with nine consecutive losses in 2012.
Last year, the Vancouver Whitecaps became the first Canadian club in the MLS playoffs, finishing fifth in the Western Conference.
Toronto rookie Kyle Bekker has already amassed two caps for the Canadian national team despite being yet to play a single professional minute. The Boston College product played against Denmark and the United States in January.
This will be the third straight year the Whitecaps have opened a season at home against a Canadian opponent. In 2011 and 2012, Vancouver hosted Toronto and Montreal, respectively.