San Jose Earthquakes forced Vancouver Whitecaps to a draw at BC Place, according to CBC. The Caps were almost clinching the Western Conference Number 1 spot in their last home match of the regular season but hopes were shattered minutes before stoppage time. It was Yordy Reyna who opened the scoring for the home team in the 29th minute before Valeri Qazaishvili leveled up the scoreline in the 77th minute. However, Vancouver had several opportunities to double the scoreline in the second but their efforts were persistently denied by Earthquakes goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell, and they eventually settled for a stalemate at full-time.

Vancouver Whitecaps lead the West with 52 points, while San Jose Earthquakes is seventh with 43 points. Here's a summary of the match.

Vancouver Whitecaps outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Stefan Marinovic (6.81). Defender - Jakob Nerwinski (7.87), Kendall Waston (6.68), Tim Parker (6.69), Marcel de Jong (6.38). Midfielder - Tony Tchani (seven points), Aly Ghazal (7.13), Cristian Techera (7.15), Yordy Reyna (7.28), Brek Shea (6.41). Forward - Fredy Montero (6.91). Used substitutes - Alphonso Davies (6.20), Erik Hurtado (seven points).

Team's strength and weakness: Carl Robinson's men constantly stole the ball from San Jose players, and they were able to create goal scoring chances through individual efforts, from both flanks and set pieces.

However, they were weak at finishing and gave away free kicks around their half.

Style of play: Vancouver had high shot frequency when in possession of the ball, favored long crosses, attacked through the center midfield and right side.

San Jose Earthquakes outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Andrew Tarbell (7.56).

Defender - Kofi Sarkodie (6.51), Florian Jungwirth (7.32), Víctor Bernárdez (six points), Shea Salinas (seven points). Midfielder - Darwin Cerén (7.40), Aníbal Godoy (seven points), Jahmir Hyka (seven points), Chris Wondolowski (7.15), Valeri Qazaishvili (7.38). Forward - Danny Hoesen (6.48). Used substitutes - Tommy Thompson (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: San Jose also stole possession from Vancouver players, and they went on to create goal chances from through balls, long shots and set pieces. In their weakness, they gave away free kicks within their box.

Style of play: Chris Leitch's side held more possession in Vancouver's half, attacked down the left side, favored short passes, through balls and long shots.

Most performed player in the match

Right-back Jakob Nerwinski played absolutely well for Vancouver Whitecaps. He intercepted several San Jose Earthquakes counter attacks especially in the right flank and had a total of 65 touches.

Upcoming fixture for both club sides

In their final matches of the regular season, Vancouver Whitecaps will face Portland Timbers on the road on Sunday 22 October. The same day, San Jose Earthquakes play host to Minnesota United.