22 Facts About Vancouver Whitecaps


Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Vancouver.

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have won two Canadian Championships, in 2015 and 2022.

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An ownership group in Vancouver Whitecaps were granted the seventeenth Major League Soccer franchise on March 18,2009, by MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

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Vancouver Whitecaps was relieved of his duties on May 30,2011, after the Whitecaps won just one of their first twelve matches.

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The Vancouver Whitecaps finished the regular season with 11 wins, 3 losses, and 10 ties positioning the club, fifth in the Western Conference and 11th on the league overall table.

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On October 21,2012, the Vancouver Whitecaps became the first Canadian team to earn a spot in the MLS playoffs.

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The Mexican club believed that he was no longer under contract, while the Whitecaps reported that he was still on a contract with Vancouver.

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Vancouver Whitecaps has played at BC Place since the final month of the 2011 MLS season, having spent the majority of that year at Empire Field.

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The Vancouver Whitecaps reduce the stadium's capacity to 22,120 for matches by using white sails to close off the upper bowl.

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The group began in 1999 when fans of the Vancouver Whitecaps 86ers began congregating in the pitch-level beer garden behind the goal at the south end of Swangard Stadium.

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Vancouver Whitecaps believes there is no reason why the Southsiders cannot outdo the Seattle Sounders' Emerald City Supporters.

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Rain City Brigade was established in 2010 when a group of friends, who all followed the Vancouver Whitecaps, decided to get together and create a group to formally support the team in a way that was true to them.

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Many Vancouver Whitecaps supporters have friendly relationships with the Timbers Army away from the game, but a fierce rivalry at match time.

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Vancouver Whitecaps have longstanding rivalries with both the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC.

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Vancouver Whitecaps have rivalries with Toronto FC and the CF Montreal.

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In January 2014, TSN announced that it would take over broadcast rights to these "regional" Vancouver Whitecaps games beginning in the 2014 Major League Soccer season.

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On radio, Vancouver Whitecaps games are primarily broadcast on AM 730 with Asa Rehman and Colin Miller.

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC is owned by a group of four investors; Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett, and Steve Nash.

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Vancouver Whitecaps was previously the chairman and chief executive officer of Crystal Decisions.

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Vancouver Whitecaps played for the British Columbia under-16 provincial team and was on the University of Victoria Vikes squad that lost in the final of the 1982 CIS Men's Soccer Championship.

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Vancouver Whitecaps spent one year with the San Francisco State University Gators men's soccer team before an injury left him unable to continue playing competitive soccer.

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On November 27,2017, the Vancouver Whitecaps dissolved their reserve side in favour of affiliating with 2018 expansion club Fresno FC.

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