With the arrival of Major League Soccer (MLS) to Vancouver in 2011, the city has re-emerged as a soccer hotbed – and excitement is reaching fever pitch now that Whitecaps FC are sitting in a playoff position. As captain Jay Demerit leads the team toward a strong second half against some tough Western Conference opponents, world-class players like Young-Pyo Lee, accomplished midfielders like Barry Robson and talented young strikers like Darren Mattocks are helping to push the “Blue and White” towards their first MLS Cup playoff berth. Watching a ‘Caps game is like experiencing authentic European football in downtown Vancouver – and it presents the perfect excuse to engage in rousing post-match festivities at one of the team’s pub partners.
Single tickets start at $20, but Vancouver Whitecaps FC is inviting organizations, staff, family and friends to gather a group of 20+, choose a match and save up to $11 or $39 per ticket (depending on seat location) – and you’ll walk away with a scarf and complimentary tickets, too.
Convinced? Join the Whitecaps FC faithful at one of the upcoming matches below and cheer on your home team. For booking inquires, contact Jamieson Brooks (778-330-1376 ; email@example.com)
Saturday, August 11 vs Real Salt Lake @ BC Place – 4:00pm
Currently sitting in second place in the MLS Western Conference table, Real Salt Lake are a premier force in both MLS and CONCACAF Champion League play. Featuring MLS stars like midfielder Kyle Beckerman and goalkeeper Nick Rimando, RSL is consistent, crafty and experienced – and with Vancouver fighting to gain points against what’s arguably the league’s best squad, a memorable match is all but guaranteed.
Wednesday, August 15 vs FC Dallas @ BC Place – 7:00pm
FC Dallas returns to Vancouver after falling to the ‘Caps on April 21 – but this time, the Texas-based outfit is bringing one of North America’s top young talents, Brek Shea. Currently on the outside of the MLS Cup Playoff picture, FC Dallas are looking to find their stride and climb up the Western Conference standings. The weeknight match presents a great opportunity to break up the mid-week doldrums by heading down to BC Place.