Whitecaps FC Pre-Residency to play in annual Portland Timbers Friendship Cup

'Caps kick off Friday against Timbers Alliance

On Saturday, Whitecaps FC play their first Cascadia Cup match of the season when they host Seattle Sounders FC in a sold-out match at BC Place. The following week, the ‘Caps keep the Cascadia rivalry going when they travel to Portland to take on the Timbers.

But on Friday, Whitecaps FC Pre-Residency get the soccer action going in the Pacific Northwest at the annual Portland Timbers Friendship Cup.

Meet Bart Choufour

Last year, the Pre-Residency boys performed very well against their MLS counterparts, and this year they will again proudly represent Whitecaps FC.

 “This tournament gives us a great opportunity to match up against some of our MLS counterparts in Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers,” said Bart Choufour, Whitecaps FC Pre-Residency head coach. “We are looking to be competitive while staying true to our Whitecaps FC playing style that we believe in. We want to be on the ball in the attacking third, play with intelligence, and play at a fast pace with fluid ball movement.”

For the full schedule and further information on the Portland Timbers Friendship Cup, visit www.timbers.com.