Whitecaps FC and KPMG join forces

New Founding Associate Partner

VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC today announced KPMG - the leading professional services firm in British Columbia - as the newest Whitecaps FC partner.

“KPMG brings a strong roster of experts and wealth of experience to our club and we are thrilled to have them become a Founding Associate,” said Whitecaps FC chief executive officer Paul Barber.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms that provide audit, tax, and advisory services. The multi-year partnership will see KPMG as the financial and tax advisory services partner of Whitecaps FC.

“Whitecaps FC and KPMG are leaders in our respective industries and fundamentally share strong values,” said Mike Kennedy, Audit Engagement Partner for KPMG. “Our commitment to being responsible to our community, our people and our partners is built into our respective business models. We are looking forward to the opportunity to assist the Whitecaps with this leap to Major League Soccer and to help them achieve their goal of becoming a world-class football club.”

About KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax, and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member firms' clients include business corporations, governments, public sector agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight, and local knowledge. KPMG member firms can be found in over 146 countries. Collectively they employ more than 140,000 people across a range of disciplines. Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG’s primary objective. Wherever we operate, we want our firms to be no less than the professional employers of choice. Our people embrace KPMG’s values . These values determine how we interact with clients, with each other, and with the world around us. They define what we stand for and how we do things. We contribute to the effective functioning of international capital markets. We support reforms that strengthen the markets’ credibility and their social responsibility. We believe that similar reform must extend to the professional realm. At KPMG, we try to create sustainable, long-term economic growth, not just for our member firms and their clients, but for the broader society, too. We seek to be a good corporate citizen , making a real difference to the communities in which we operate.

About Vancouver Whitecaps FC
In 1974, Vancouver Whitecaps FC played their inaugural season in the North American Soccer League, and in 1979, the club won the NASL Soccer Bowl championship. From 1987 to 1992, as a member of the Canadian Soccer League, Vancouver won four straight CSL titles. In 2002, Whitecaps FC created a full club model that encompasses professional teams for men and women, extensive youth development and grassroots participation programs, facility development, and the Whitecaps Foundation to support specific initiatives related to health and wellness through soccer. Since 2004, Whitecaps FC have won two United Soccer Leagues First Division championships and two USL W-League championships. This year, Whitecaps FC will begin their inaugural season in Major League Soccer at Empire Field before moving into the new BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver at the start of October.