Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2017 Kickoff Giveaway

Comments 108 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Soccer season is almost here! Grab your scarf, practice your supporter chants, and prepare to head to the pitch at BC Place to cheer on Vancouver Whitecaps FC this spring, summer, and fall.

CONCACAF Champions League

The first home match of the year will be on Thursday, March 2nd as Whitecaps FC face New York Red Bulls in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. This series is the North American equivalent of the same popular tournament in Europe, the UEFA Champions League, won last year by Real Madrid.

This is the first time in club history that the Whitecaps have made the quarterfinals. The winner will advance to the semifinals to take on one of the best teams from Mexico, either Tigres or Pumas. This will also be our first chance to check out the team’s new striker, Fredy Montero.

MLS Home Opener

Vancouver Whitecaps FC take on Philadelphia Union in their season opener at home on Sunday, March 5th. Three former Philly players play for the Whitecaps: Jordan Harvey, Sheanon Williams, and Andrew Jacobson. The Union made the playoffs last year, finishing sixth in the Eastern Conference before losing to Toronto FC.

This kicks off the team’s 7th year in Major League Soccer (and the 6th year John and I have season tickets). I think it’s safe to say that we are die hard fans. The atmosphere, the action, the sport, the supporter culture, all of it is so amazing to experience in Vancouver.

Read more about 40+ years of Whitecaps history here »
Read more about the fan experience at Whitecaps matches »

Kickoff Giveaway

To celebrate the start of the season, and our time in the Champions League, I have three prizes up for grabs! You could win:

  • Tickets to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League in Vancouver
  • or tickets to the MLS season opener against Philadelphia
  • or the new Rain Jersey

Here’s how you can enter to win one of these prizes:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Click below to post an entry on Twitter

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I will draw three winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Follow Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information about the season.

Update The winners are …. Val (CONCACAF), Carole (jersey), Frank (MLS opener)!

108 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. leanneWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 10:49am PST

    I would love to take my sons to a game. They would be thrilled.

  2. LisaWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 10:52am PST

    I’d love to win this! 🙂

  3. leanneWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 10:52am PST

  4. TramWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 10:59am PST

    This would be great to win and take my soccer fanatic son to see his favourite team!

  5. Marisa PoropatWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 11:20am PST

    Oh yes! Please! Awesome prize!
    @rachetgrrl on Twitter.

  6. SeanWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 11:24am PST


  7. Christie MWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 11:27am PST

    I love going to a Whitecaps game!

  8. LukeWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 12:27pm PST

    Can’t wait for this season to start! Go Caps!!

  9. LaelWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 12:33pm PST

    We went to our first game last season and loved it. Can’t wait to go again!

  10. Emily HarrisonWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 12:47pm PST

    I’d love to win. Thanks for the chance!

  11. JessicaWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 1:08pm PST

    What a brilliant prize this would be for my huge soccer fan boyfriend. ⚽️?

  12. Bonnie RWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 1:16pm PST


  13. Angela GriffinWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 1:18pm PST

    I love the Whitecaps!

  14. Mike GismondiWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 1:19pm PST

    This is a great prize… thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Barb WWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 1:45pm PST

    This would be a great prize to win!

  16. KathleenWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 2:02pm PST

    This would be great to win!

  17. JackieWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 2:15pm PST

    Go ‘Caps!!

  18. StephanieWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 2:36pm PST


  19. ChristinaWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 2:43pm PST

    We love our Whitecaps! Thank you for the chance of winning!

  20. Mark SweeneyWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 2:50pm PST

    I Move to Vancouver on the 1st and I think it would be a great way to start support what will be my new local team!

  21. GordWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 2:58pm PST

    Go caps!

  22. BennyWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 3:18pm PST

    Lets go Whitecaps!

  23. Donna SWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 3:38pm PST

    Go Caps Go!!

  24. RebeccaWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 3:42pm PST

    Never been, would love to go!

  25. Jason BWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 4:56pm PST

    My first home Whitecaps game would be great…

  26. Mousemouse604Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 6:00pm PST

    Go Whitecaps!!!

  27. Maria SmirnovWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 6:21pm PST

    Would love to win this and take my dude

  28. AprilWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 7:20pm PST

    It would be amazing to win this!

  29. A LWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 9:16pm PST

    I haven’t seen a Caps game in 3 years! I hope I win!

  30. JeffWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 9:24pm PST

    Great contest!

  31. LloydWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 9:41pm PST

    I’d rather watch the Whitecaps instead of the Canucks.

  32. Tracy MewWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 9:53pm PST

    Would love to win any of these great prizes!

  33. brandonWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 10:25pm PST

    I would love to go to the home opener

  34. sandraWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 10:29pm PST

    Looking forward to a winning season… Go Whitecaps!

  35. RachelWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 — 11:32pm PST

    Whitecaps FC, you’re the one for me…

  36. donitaThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 12:18am PST

    go whitecaps!

  37. ChantelleThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 6:07am PST

    Would love to win this !

  38. Ruby GalanidaThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 6:44am PST

    I would love to take my dad to the home opener!

  39. FrankThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 8:24am PST

    I would love to take my son to a game, not something we are normally able to do.

  40. HansonThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 9:07am PST

    Can’t wait to see the new rain jerseys in action!

  41. RobertaThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 9:14am PST

    My husband and I would love to go!

  42. Ariel CThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 9:16am PST


  43. adamThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 9:30am PST

    would love to win

  44. JocelynThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 10:54am PST

    Our family tries to go to at least one game a season. Thanks for the contest.

  45. Mark N.Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 11:12am PST

    Wow.. #whitecaps

  46. Miriam EdwardsThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 11:19am PST

    Love the Whitecaps, enjoy the game, would be great to be able to go!

  47. CarlieThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 11:46am PST

    My 7 year old would love ALL of this!

  48. Myles DelangeThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 12:01pm PST

    Love the Whitecaps!

  49. Andy C.Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 12:15pm PST

    Great prize

  50. AlexThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 1:38pm PST

    Very cool! I’m liking the new jersey design

  51. ShirleyThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 2:23pm PST

    I’ve attended a game before and it was amazing.

  52. DorisThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 2:50pm PST

    Would love to surprise my husband with ticket’s

  53. KarmThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 5:12pm PST

    This is such a great prize! Would love to win 🙂

  54. mariaThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 6:30pm PST

    Awesome prize!

  55. TammyThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 8:22pm PST

    This rocks!

  56. Marlene F.Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 8:38pm PST

    Seeing the Whitecaps play would be so nice. Thanks for the chance to win.

  57. SusanThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 9:01pm PST

    So fun!!

  58. Howie soThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 9:59pm PST


  59. SpindoctorThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 10:51pm PST

    Show me the prize! Go Caps!

  60. LucasThursday, February 23rd, 2017 — 11:08pm PST

    I could use a new jersey!

  61. Rob HeinrichsFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 6:38am PST

    Love to take my boys to the game. Let’s help the Caps make to the next round of the CCL. Jersey would be pretty sweet too.

  62. TaniaFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 11:25am PST

    I love going to a Whitecaps game!

  63. RinoFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 11:26am PST

    Would love to win this !

  64. WallyFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 12:21pm PST

    I would love to go. Please pick me.

  65. BethFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 12:34pm PST


  66. GurvinderFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 1:58pm PST

    Love the whitecaps!

  67. valerieFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 3:49pm PST

    Would love those quarterfinal tix! 🙂

  68. BrittanyFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 4:28pm PST

    I would love to win!! Go Caps!

  69. Sunshine HFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 8:33pm PST

    great prizes, thank you for the chance!

  70. ChrisFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 9:34pm PST

    Me please!

  71. AngelaFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 9:54pm PST

    Oh, I so would love to win this!

  72. ScottFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 11:09pm PST

    Looking forward to the new season!

  73. NormFriday, February 24th, 2017 — 11:40pm PST

    Whitecaps are awesome.

  74. KDSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 7:45am PST

    This would be awesome.

  75. VeroniqueSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 9:22am PST

    We would love to go

  76. Scott JacksonSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 9:55am PST

    Go Caps Go!!!!

  77. DonSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 10:30am PST

    Yes please!

  78. RichardSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 12:27pm PST

    Want to win the tickets

  79. JPSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 12:33pm PST

    Great prizes!

  80. BrentSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 12:34pm PST

    White! Caps!

  81. Fred QuanSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 12:42pm PST

    I haven’t been to a game in a few years. I’d love to win and go to a game.

  82. JennySaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 4:23pm PST

    I’ve never been! Would love to go 🙂

  83. Sonja SSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 6:09pm PST

    I would love to take my husband and stepson to a game! I’ve never been and neither has my stepson!

  84. colleenSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 8:22pm PST

    love to watch the team our son interned for since we’re in from Ont !

  85. TiffanySaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 8:41pm PST

    i would love to take my father and sister to a game!!!

  86. Chris SteedmanSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 10:01pm PST

    MLS action is good but I’m really into the CONCACAF action. I love to see the Whitecaps flex their muscles against some of the continents best and most storied clubs.

    I hope our new additions Montero and Shea will be ready!

  87. EileenSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 10:33pm PST

    Go Whitecaps! The jersey looks great!

  88. JasonSaturday, February 25th, 2017 — 11:05pm PST

    Would love any of them, they are all great!

  89. Greg L.Sunday, February 26th, 2017 — 2:55am PST

    I wouild like to attend the game on thursday

  90. Lewis MorrisonSunday, February 26th, 2017 — 7:07pm PST

    Would love to win. Let’s go Whitecaps!

  91. Sandy HuangSunday, February 26th, 2017 — 11:06pm PST

    My boyfriend and I love the Whitecaps. It would be absolutely amazing to win! Go WHITECAPS!

  92. KatelynnMonday, February 27th, 2017 — 9:53am PST

    Would love to go to a white caps game go caps go!

  93. Faris KhanMonday, February 27th, 2017 — 11:03am PST

    I love going to the caps games! Go Whitecaps!!

  94. Lisa WalkerMonday, February 27th, 2017 — 12:23pm PST

    Love the Caps!

  95. SmashMonday, February 27th, 2017 — 4:37pm PST


  96. HadleyMonday, February 27th, 2017 — 4:39pm PST

    Pick moi!

  97. JKMonday, February 27th, 2017 — 7:50pm PST

    It would be a privilege to go to a champions league game if I win tickets.

  98. LisaMonday, February 27th, 2017 — 8:39pm PST

    I would love to win 🙂

  99. deniseTuesday, February 28th, 2017 — 12:41am PST

    Thanks for the chance!!

  100. tannisTuesday, February 28th, 2017 — 8:50am PST

    i want to go please!

  101. Carole JorgensenTuesday, February 28th, 2017 — 10:30am PST

    Would love love love to go to the home opener! A jersey for my son would also be fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity.

  102. DerekTuesday, February 28th, 2017 — 11:12am PST

    It’s going to be a great year for the Caps! Can’t wait!

  103. Marina McNeilTuesday, February 28th, 2017 — 11:16am PST

    I’d love to take my partner to this we both love the Whitecaps!Or a nice gift for him since he’s eyeing that new jersey.

  104. Cheuk LauTuesday, February 28th, 2017 — 11:33am PST

    go Whitecaps go

  105. DaneTuesday, February 28th, 2017 — 11:41am PST

    Love to go!

  106. TrevorTuesday, February 28th, 2017 — 1:24pm PST

    Go Caps Go!

  107. Shelley ButcherTuesday, February 28th, 2017 — 11:42pm PST

    My granddaughter plays soccer.I’d love to take her to a game.

  108. LivWednesday, March 1st, 2017 — 11:55am PST

    I’ve never been to a game!! Hope I can go

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