Whitecaps MLS Home Opener, Win Tickets

Comments 92 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 http://ow.ly/4fWyh

    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!

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    1. GrantWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:35pm PDT

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

    2. MarkWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

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

    3. DShanWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

      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 PWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

      player name = Jay Demerit! thx

    5. TracyWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:39pm PDT

      Joe Cannon

    6. RachaelWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

      Goalie Joe Cannon

    7. Tim CWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:43pm PDT

      Captain Jay DeMerit! Defence wins championships.

    8. Matt GWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:44pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    9. Ruhee DWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:49pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit!!

    10. Mark CWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:49pm PDT

      Terry Dunfield

    11. AliciaWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:52pm PDT

      Jay nolly goalie

    12. darcyWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT

      Jay Nolly

    13. Soo Wei TanWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit!

    14. AndreWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT

      Blake Wagner

    15. Jeremy VWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT

      Eric Hassli!! Hope I win

    16. KirbyWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

      Local boy, Terry Dunfield!

    17. RikushixWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 1:59pm PDT

      Shea Salinas! Midfield 😀

    18. RobWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:00pm PDT

      Gotta go with the man, Jay DeMerit.

    19. taniaWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:04pm PDT

      Wes Knight

    20. rinoWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:05pm PDT

      joe cannon

    21. LoriWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:08pm PDT

      Wes Knight

    22. JeffWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:15pm PDT

      Long Tan!

    23. KarenWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

      Jay Demerit FTW!

    24. SeanWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:21pm PDT

      Joe Cannon

    25. PierreWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:23pm PDT

      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.

    26. jeanieWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:31pm PDT

      would like to see Jay DeMerit play =)

    27. GraemeWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:47pm PDT

      Team Captain Jay DeMerit!

    28. ParkerWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 2:52pm PDT

      Jay D.M.!

    29. ErinWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 3:00pm PDT

      Jeb Brovsky

    30. AlisonWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 3:06pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit – should be an awesome game!

    31. JenWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 3:44pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit!

    32. rubyWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 3:47pm PDT

      Greg Janicki

    33. VanessaWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 3:49pm PDT

      Lucky number 29 Eric Hassli

    34. JaclynWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 3:57pm PDT

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

    35. Danielle ScottWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 4:02pm PDT

      Philippe Davies

    36. Michael SaavedraWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 4:03pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit obvs.

    37. RichardWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 4:04pm PDT

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

    38. HeatherWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 4:24pm PDT

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

    39. LorisWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 5:06pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit for sure!

    40. ChadWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 5:08pm PDT

      Joe Cannon

    41. NicoleWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 5:10pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit.

    42. Christine DWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 5:10pm PDT

      My favourite player is Atiba Harris, thank you.

    43. TracyWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 5:59pm PDT

      Jonathan Leathers!

    44. Greg L.Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 6:59pm PDT

      Terry Dunfield

    45. MeghanWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 8:12pm PDT

      Jay Nolly

    46. Millie BWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 8:15pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    47. NatalieWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 8:58pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit
      So good looking!! HAHA

    48. MariaWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 9:11pm PDT

      *Baci* Davide Chiumiento *Baci*

    49. auWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 9:14pm PDT

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

    50. JudyWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 9:19pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit.

    51. GarretWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 9:29pm PDT


    52. KatieWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 9:46pm PDT

      Joe Cannon

    53. Jeff VWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 9:46pm PDT

      Brian Sylvestre – third choice keeper!

    54. MarlineWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 10:05pm PDT

      Lucky #8 – Wes Knight!

    55. natalie chanWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 10:59pm PDT

      Jay Demerit

    56. EdWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 11:34pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    57. CathyWednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 11:55pm PDT

      Wes Knight

    58. Shidan BartlettThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 1:56am PDT

      Davide Chiumiento!

    59. AlakittenThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 8:58am PDT

      Nolly Nolly Nolly!! 🙂

    60. ChristineThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 9:07am PDT

      Joe Cannon 🙂

    61. DamienThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 9:11am PDT

      Wes Knight def!!

    62. stephanieThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 11:06am PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    63. AlysonThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 11:21am PDT

      Jay DeMerit 🙂

    64. Brady ValentinoThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 11:22am PDT

      Joe Cannon!

    65. Iain McHughThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

      Joe Cannon!


    66. KristineThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

      Jay DeMerit of course!

    67. LindaThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

      Jay DeMerit FTW!

    68. SamirThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 12:06pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    69. JohnThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 12:36pm PDT

      Jay Demerit !!!

    70. RaffThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 1:12pm PDT

      Omar Salgado!! Mexican future start and countrymen !!! Vamos Caps Vamos Omar!!!
      C’mon Vancouver!! Cmon Tickets!! 🙂

    71. CelinaThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 1:23pm PDT

      Omar Salgado!

    72. Michelle WilliamsonThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 2:26pm PDT

      Wes Knight!

    73. Ryan BainsThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 3:13pm PDT

      Captain Jay DeMerit

    74. JenniferThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 7:58pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    75. IainThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 8:21pm PDT

      Joe Cannon

    76. RichardThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 9:03pm PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    77. EricaThursday, March 17th, 2011 — 10:48pm PDT

      Joe Cannon

    78. AbigailFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 12:42am PDT

      Long Tan – the guys comment about it being short made me laugh. 🙂

    79. JewelsFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 8:08am PDT

      Joe Cannon

    80. donFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 8:48am PDT

      Jay Nolly!

    81. cameronFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 8:51am PDT

      Atiba Harris, formerly of FC Dallas

    82. MapsRusFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 8:54am PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    83. EffEcksFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 8:55am PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    84. DannyFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 8:56am PDT

      Long Tan

    85. StephenFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 8:57am PDT

      Jay DeMerit

    86. CraigFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 9:03am PDT

      Jay Nolly, as keeper!!

    87. nocalFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 9:08am PDT

      I Love Soccer.

    88. nocalFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 9:09am PDT

      Joe Cannon

    89. nocalFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 9:09am PDT

      Joe Cannon

    90. PhyFriday, March 18th, 2011 — 11:17am PDT

      Joe Cannon

    91. Tdot..Friday, March 18th, 2011 — 5:47pm PDT

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

    92. KarenMonday, March 21st, 2011 — 3:46pm PDT

      Lucky Number 13!! Michael Nanchoff gets my vote! 🙂

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