Whitecaps FC announce host clubs for 2012 Whitecaps Women's Soccer Series presented by Kia

Season starts May 18, hosted by LUYSA in Langley

VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC are pleased to announce the youth host clubs for each match of this year’s Whitecaps Women’s Soccer Series presented by Kia. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at whitecapsfc.com/wtickets, or by contacting Hugh Hamilton at 778.330.1360 or hhamilton@whitecapsfc.com.

“The Whitecaps Women’s Soccer Series has been a great way to bring elite level soccer to communities throughout the Lower Mainland, and it would not be possible without the support of these host clubs,” said Dan Lenarduzzi, Whitecaps FC director of soccer development. “We look forward to another exciting season and we thank each of the clubs for their fantastic support.”

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The ‘Caps women open their 2012 W-League season on Friday, May 18, at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley. This first match will be hosted by Langley United Youth Soccer Association. The Blue and White then return home for a match on Sunday, May 27, at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam, hosted by Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club. The next month begins with Whitecaps FC playing in Chilliwack, as Chilliwack FC host the Friday, June 1, match at Exhibition Stadium. The ‘Caps then return to Coquitlam on Wednesday, June 13, for a home match again hosted by Coquitlam Metro-Ford. Friday, June 22, sees the team in Surrey, as United Summer Soccer League plays host at Newton Athletic Park. On Sunday, June 24, the ‘Caps play in North Vancouver at Kinsmen Park, hosted by North Shore Girls Soccer Club, and on Sunday, July 8, the season wraps up at Richmond’s Minoru Park, hosted by Richmond Girls Soccer Association.

 Date

 Home

 Away

 Venue

Club Host

 Friday, May 18

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 Colorado Rush

 Langley - McLeod Athletic Park

Langley United Youth Soccer Association

7:30 p.m. PT

 Sunday, May 27

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 Seattle Sounders

 Coquitlam - Percy Perry Stadium

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club

4 p.m. PT

 Friday, June 1

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Colorado Rapids Women

 Chilliwack - Exhibition Stadium

Chilliwack FC

7 p.m. PT

 Wednesday, June 13

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 LA Strikers

 Coquitlam - Percy Perry Stadium

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club

7:30 p.m. PT

 Friday, June 22

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 Santa Clarita Blue Heat

 Surrey - Newton Athletic Park

United Summer Soccer League

7:30 p.m. PT

 Sunday, June 24

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 Pali Blues

 North Vancouver - Kinsmen Stadium

North Shore Girls Socer Club

12 p.m. PT

 Sunday, July 8

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 Victoria Highlanders FC

 Richmond - Minoru Park

Richmond Girls Soccer Association

4 p.m. PT

Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Whitecaps Women’s Soccer Series presented by Kia. To purchase tickets, visit whitecapsfc.com/wtickets or by contacting Hugh Hamilton at 778.330.1360 or hhamilton@whitecapsfc.com.

Whitecaps FC play their first home match against Colorado Rush on May 18 at Langley's McLeod Athletic Park, hosted by Langley United Youth Soccer Association. As in the past two seasons, Whitecaps FC will play their W-League home matches in various communities in British Columbia as part of the Whitecaps Women’s Soccer Series presented by Kia. Find the full Whitecaps FC 2012 W-League schedule HERE.