Whitecaps FC announce 2014 PDL schedule

WFC U-23's set to play 14 matches in 2014

Juan de Fuca Plate 2013

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Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

VANCOUVER, BC – In conjunction with the United Soccer Leagues (USL), Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the club’s 2014 USL Premier Development League (PDL) regular season schedule.

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Whitecaps FC U-23 will open the 2014 USL PDL season on the road May 4 against British Columbia rival Victoria Highlanders FC, last year’s Western Conference, Northwest Division champions. A few weeks later, the ‘Caps will host the Highlanders on May 23 in their home opener at UBC's Thunderbird Stadium.

The team with the best record in those matches will be awarded the Juan De Fuca Plate, a supporters-driven competition between the British Columbia clubs in the USL PDL. In 2013, the ‘Caps won the competition for the second straight year.  

In total, Whitecaps FC U-23 will play 14 matches this season, including a pair of meetings with Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC U-23 and Portland Timbers U-23.

All home matches are tentatively scheduled to be played at UBC's Thunderbird Stadium.  

Last season, Whitecaps FC U-23 finished third in the USL PDL and qualified for the post-season for the first time since 2008, before falling to the Timbers in penalty kicks in the play-in round. 

2014 WHITECAPS FC U-23 PDL HOME SCHEDULE

Date Time (PT) Opponent
Friday, May 23 7 p.m. Victoria Highlanders FC
Tuesday, May 27 7 p.m. Kitsap Pumas
Friday. June 6 7 p.m. Portland Timbers U-23
Sunday, June 15 2 p.m. Pudget Sound
Friday, June 27 7 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC U-23
Tuesday, July 1 3 p.m. Washington Crossfire
Friday, July 4 7 p.m. Lane United