Four Whitecaps matches on FSWC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, in conjunction with the United Soccer Leagues (USL), announced today the USL on Fox Sports World Canada (Fox Soccer Channel in the USA) schedule for the 2008 season. The schedule is comprised of 28 games in all and features 22 USL First Division (USL-1) regular season matches, including four Whitecaps games and three USL-1 postseason fixtures.

The Fox Sports World Canada (FSWC) schedule opens with the Montreal Impact visiting the Atlanta Silverbacks on Friday, April 25, followed by a finals rematch between the Silverbacks and the USL-1 champions Seattle Sounders on Friday, May 2, in Atlanta.

The Whitecaps first match on FSWC will see I-5 rival Seattle Sounders visit Swangard Stadium on Friday, May 23, at 8:00 p.m. (PDT). The Whitecaps return to FSWC on Friday, June 13, for a rematch of the 2006 USL-1 Championship, as the Rochester Raging Rhinos host the Whitecaps at 5:00 p.m. (PDT) at PAETEC Park. Vancouver’s other two matches on FSWC include an away fixture at WakeMed Soccer Park against the Carolina RailHawks on Friday, August 1, at 5:00 p.m. (PDT) and a home tilt with the Portland Timbers on Friday, August 22, at 8:00 p.m. (PDT).

Fox Sports World Canada’s three USL-1 postseason matches include a quarterfinal, second leg match on Sunday, September 28. A semifinal, second leg affair will be featured the following week on Sunday, October 5, with the USL-1 Championship wrapping up the schedule on Saturday, October 11.

In addition to the USL-1 matches, FSWC will also air the W-League Championship on Sunday, August 3. The Premier Development League (PDL) Championship will be broadcast the following weekend on Saturday, August 9, and the USL Second Division (USL-2) title will be up for grabs on Saturday, August 23 on FSWC.

The complete Fox Sports World Canada schedule can be found below or at USLsoccer.com. The full USL-1, USL-2, W-League and PDL regular season schedules will be announced soon.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2008 season tickets are on sale now. Prices start at $199, and all season tickets include a bonus ticket to next year’s international friendly match. For more information, click here or call the Whitecaps office at 604.669.WAVE (9283).

USL on FSWC 2008 Schedule






































































































































































































































Day


Date


Away team



Home team


Time (PT)


Friday


April 25


Montreal


@


Atlanta


5:00 pm


Friday


May 2


Seattle


@


Atlanta


5:00 pm


Friday


May 9


Miami


@


Charleston


5:00 pm


Friday


May 16


Minnesota


@


Atlanta


5:00 pm


Friday


May 23


Seattle


@


Vancouver


8:00 pm


Friday


May 30


Portland


@


Montreal


5:00 pm


Friday


June 6


Puerto Rico


@


Atlanta


5:00 pm


Friday


June 13


Vancouver


@


Rochester


5:00 pm


Friday


June 20


Minnesota


@


Charleston


5:00 pm


Friday


June 27


Portland


@


Carolina


5:00 pm


Friday


July 4


Puerto Rico


@


Miami


5:00 pm


Friday


July 11


Seattle


@


Rochester


5:00 pm


Friday


July 18


Miami


@


Montreal


5:00 pm


Friday


July 25


Montreal


@


Rochester


5:00 pm


Friday


August 1


Vancouver


@


Carolina


5:00 pm


Sunday


August 3


W-League Championship


TBD


Thursday


August 7


Seattle


@


Portland


8:00 pm


Saturday


August 9


PDL Championship


TBD


Friday


August 15


Miami


@


Carolina


5:00 pm


Friday


August 22


Portland


@


Vancouver


8:00 pm


Saturday


August 23


USL Second Division Championship


TBD


Friday


August 29


Puerto Rico


@


Charleston


5:00 pm


Friday


September 5


Minnesota


@


Montreal


5:00 pm


Friday


September 12


Puerto Rico


@


Rochester


5:00 pm


Friday


September 19


Carolina


@


Charleston


5:00 pm


Sunday


September 28


USL-1 Quarterfinals - Second leg


TBD


Sunday


October 5


USL-1 Semifinals - Second leg


TBD


Saturday


October 11


USL First Division Championship


TBD


Schedule subject to change