Whitecaps FC set to kick off 2014 training camp

Seven 'Caps matches confirmed for 2014 preseason

Preseason pushups - Manneh, Hurtado, Fisk

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Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to kick off their 2014 training camp on Saturday, January 25 when players report for medicals, before on-field training begins on Monday, January 27 at UBC.

Over the course of the preseason, Whitecaps FC will play exhibition matches against North American Soccer League side Indy 11 and Cascadia rival Seattle Sounders FC on two separate occasions.

The ‘Caps will also participate in the 2014 Rose City Invitational tournament in Portland, Oregon, where they will meet Jamaican side Portmore United, Western Conference rival San Jose Earthquakes, and the host Portland Timbers. All matches in Portland will be held at JELD-WEN Field.

Following the Rose City Invitational, Whitecaps FC will return to Vancouver at the beginning of March before they kick off their 40th anniversary season on March 8 against defending Supporters Shield winners New York Red Bulls at BC Place.

2014 PRESEASON ROSTER
The club’s 2014 preseason roster will be confirmed on Friday, January 24 on the roster page found under the "TEAM" dropdown menu. The roster will be updated with any movement throughout the preseason.

2014 PRESEASON TRAINING SCHEDULE
January 27-31 – Training at UBC, Vancouver, BC
February 3-12 – Training at Grande Sports Complex in Casa Grande, Arizona
February 13-20 – Training at UBC, Vancouver, BC
February 22-Mar. 1 – Rose City Invitational Tournament in Portland, Oregon

2014 PRESEASON MATCH SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location Time
Wednesday, February 5 Indy 11 Grande Sports Complex 3 p.m. PT
Thursday, February 6 Seattle Sounders FC Grande Sports Complex 10:30 a.m. PT
Sunday, February 9 Seattle Sounders FC Tucson Stadium 10:30 a.m. PT
Sunday, February 16 UVic Vikes Centennial Stadium 2 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 23 Portmore United FC* JELD-WEN Field 2:30 p.m. PT
Wednesday, February 26 San Jose Earthquakes* JELD-WEN Field 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 1 Portland Timbers* JELD-WEN Field 5 p.m. PT

*2014 Rose City Invitational

Whitecaps FC begin their 2014 MLS season on March 8 versus New York Red Bulls at BC Place. Season tickets start at just $349, subject to applicable fees. The 'Caps also offer a flexible range of ticket products, including half-season tickets ($244), 5-packs ($149), student season tickets ($199), and a youth soccer half-season ticket ($100). For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.