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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:30pm PDT
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The Vancouver Whitecaps FC will play host to Toronto FC this Saturday for their Major League Soccer home opener at Empire Field. This marks the third chapter in Vancouver soccer history.

Vancouver Soccer Logos

Starting in 1974, the Vancouver Whitecaps were a part of the North American Soccer League but the team (along with others in the league) folded in 1984. The team came back to life in 1986 as the Vancouver 86ers, playing in the Canadian Soccer League. For the next decade they would play with various leagues until becoming a part of the USL in 1997. The team changed their name back to the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2001 and in 2011, they’ll be playing in the MLS as Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Being a part of the MLS means the team has attracted even more international players and will be squaring off against the Chicago Fire, DC United, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, and the Los Angeles Galaxy (just to name a few clubs in the West).

Photo credit: Peyvand Padidar Photography

The Whitecaps have a very dedicated fan base that can often get more riled up (and chant more unique tunes) than you’ll see in the stands at a hockey game. If you would like to be a part of their next chapter, here’s how you can enter to win a pair of tickest to the Whitecaps’ MLS home opener on Saturday, March 19th.

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  • I entered to win @WhitecapsFC #MLS home opener tickets from @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at 9:00am this Friday, March 18th, 2011.

    Update The winner is Garret. See you at Empire to pick up your tickets!

    Current contests on


    1. Grant says:

      As Keeper is my favourite position I will go with Jay Nolly

    2. Mark says:

      Joe Cannon, goalkeeper…hope he’s lucky!
      Thanks 604!

    3. DShan says:

      You wanna know what’s crazy? I’ve been living with Jay Demerit for the last few months in Gastown and in the rush to secure his parents and out of town friends some tickets for Saturday, we forgot to get one for me. So…yeah…I wanna go.

    4. Stacy P says:

      player name = Jay Demerit! thx

    5. Rachael says:

      Goalie Joe Cannon

    6. Tim C says:

      Captain Jay DeMerit! Defence wins championships.

    7. Ruhee D says:

      Jay DeMerit!!

    8. Mark C says:

      Terry Dunfield

    9. Alicia says:

      Jay nolly goalie

    10. Soo Wei Tan says:

      Jay DeMerit!

    11. Andre says:

      Blake Wagner

    12. Jeremy V says:

      Eric Hassli!! Hope I win

    13. Kirby says:

      Local boy, Terry Dunfield!

    14. Rikushix says:

      Shea Salinas! Midfield ๐Ÿ˜€

    15. Rob says:

      Gotta go with the man, Jay DeMerit.

    16. tania says:

      Wes Knight

    17. rino says:

      joe cannon

    18. Jeff says:

      Long Tan!

    19. Karen says:

      Jay Demerit FTW!

    20. Pierre says:

      Wanna say Carl Valentine and Bobby Lenarduzzi but I’m guessing current roster. Gotta love a name like Long Tan. Plus it’s the shortest. Unlike my comment.

    21. jeanie says:

      would like to see Jay DeMerit play =)

    22. Graeme says:

      Team Captain Jay DeMerit!

    23. Parker says:

      Jay D.M.!

    24. Erin says:

      Jeb Brovsky

    25. Alison says:

      Jay DeMerit – should be an awesome game!

    26. Jen says:

      Jay DeMerit!

    27. ruby says:

      Greg Janicki

    28. Vanessa says:

      Lucky number 29 Eric Hassli

    29. Jaclyn says:

      Joe Cannon, a nod to the oldest player on the team, also the keep!

    30. Danielle Scott says:

      Philippe Davies

    31. Michael Saavedra says:

      Jay DeMerit obvs.

    32. Richard says:

      Jay DeMerit!!!!!!! Saturday will be a huge day for the City of Vancouver!!! MLS here we come!

    33. Heather says:

      25 Jonathan Leathers! (I’m supposed to let you know my daughter chose the player ;))lol

    34. Loris says:

      Jay DeMerit for sure!

    35. Chad says:

      Joe Cannon

    36. Nicole says:

      Jay DeMerit.

    37. Christine D says:

      My favourite player is Atiba Harris, thank you.

    38. Tracy says:

      Jonathan Leathers!

    39. Greg L. says:

      Terry Dunfield

    40. Meghan says:

      Jay Nolly

    41. Millie B says:

      Jay DeMerit

    42. Natalie says:

      Jay DeMerit
      So good looking!! HAHA

    43. Maria says:

      *Baci* Davide Chiumiento *Baci*

    44. au says:

      Jay DeMerit, u can make it & seem ur sooooooo hot!

    45. Judy says:

      Jay DeMerit.

    46. Garret says:


    47. Katie says:

      Joe Cannon

    48. Jeff V says:

      Brian Sylvestre – third choice keeper!

    49. Marline says:

      Lucky #8 – Wes Knight!

    50. natalie chan says:

      Jay Demerit

    51. Ed says:

      Jay DeMerit

    52. Cathy says:

      Wes Knight

    53. Shidan Bartlett says:

      Davide Chiumiento!

    54. Alakitten says:

      Nolly Nolly Nolly!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    55. Christine says:

      Joe Cannon ๐Ÿ™‚

    56. Damien says:

      Wes Knight def!!

    57. stephanie says:

      Jay DeMerit

    58. Alyson says:

      Jay DeMerit ๐Ÿ™‚

    59. Brady Valentino says:

      Joe Cannon!

    60. Iain McHugh says:

      Joe Cannon!


    61. Kristine says:

      Jay DeMerit of course!

    62. Linda says:

      Jay DeMerit FTW!

    63. Samir says:

      Jay DeMerit

    64. John says:

      Jay Demerit !!!

    65. Raff says:

      Omar Salgado!! Mexican future start and countrymen !!! Vamos Caps Vamos Omar!!!
      C’mon Vancouver!! Cmon Tickets!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    66. Celina says:

      Omar Salgado!

    67. Michelle Williamson says:

      Wes Knight!

    68. Ryan Bains says:

      Captain Jay DeMerit

    69. Jennifer says:

      Jay DeMerit

    70. Iain says:

      Joe Cannon

    71. Richard says:

      Jay DeMerit

    72. Erica says:

      Joe Cannon

    73. Abigail says:

      Long Tan – the guys comment about it being short made me laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

    74. Jewels says:

      Joe Cannon

    75. don says:

      Jay Nolly!

    76. cameron says:

      Atiba Harris, formerly of FC Dallas

    77. Danny says:

      Long Tan

    78. Stephen says:

      Jay DeMerit

    79. Craig says:

      Jay Nolly, as keeper!!

    80. nocal says:

      I Love Soccer.

    81. nocal says:

      Joe Cannon

    82. nocal says:

      Joe Cannon

    83. Phy says:

      Joe Cannon

    84. Tdot.. says:

      OMG, Omar Salgado!!! I’m in love with this youngster!

    85. Karen says:

      Lucky Number 13!! Michael Nanchoff gets my vote! ๐Ÿ™‚

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