FOX Soccer caught up with Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit ahead of their playoff clash with the LA Galaxy on Thursday night. Vancouver is the first Canadian team to make the MLS playoffs, and they must face the reigning MLS Cup champions in a one-off knockout match away at the Home Depot Center.

"With our backs against the wall as an underdog, you go in there and just fight," DeMerit said.

Check out this video to hear more from DeMerit on what it means for him to have reached this milestone, and his hopes for the future of the club.