Four Whitecaps matches on FSWC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, in conjunction with the United Soccer Leagues (USL), announced today the USL on Fox Sports World Canada (Fox Soccer Channel in the USA) schedule for the 2008 season. The schedule is comprised of 28 games in all and features 22 USL First Division (USL-1) regular season matches, including four Whitecaps games and three USL-1 postseason fixtures. The Fox Sports World Canada (FSWC) schedule opens with the Montreal Impact visiting the Atlanta Silverbacks on Friday, April 25, followed by a finals rematch between the Silverbacks and the USL-1 champions Seattle Sounders on Friday, May 2, in Atlanta. The Whitecaps first match on FSWC will see I-5 rival Seattle Sounders visit Swangard Stadium on Friday, May 23, at 8:00 p.m. (PDT). The Whitecaps return to FSWC on Friday, June 13, for a rematch of the 2006 USL-1 Championship, as the Rochester Raging Rhinos host the Whitecaps at 5:00 p.m. (PDT) at PAETEC Park. Vancouver’s other two matches on FSWC include an away fixture at WakeMed Soccer Park against the Carolina RailHawks on Friday, August 1, at 5:00 p.m. (PDT) and a home tilt with the Portland Timbers on Friday, August 22, at 8:00 p.m. (PDT). Fox Sports World Canada’s three USL-1 postseason matches include a quarterfinal, second leg match on Sunday, September 28. A semifinal, second leg affair will be featured the following week on Sunday, October 5, with the USL-1 Championship wrapping up the schedule on Saturday, October 11. In addition to the USL-1 matches, FSWC will also air the W-League Championship on Sunday, August 3. The Premier Development League (PDL) Championship will be broadcast the following weekend on Saturday, August 9, and the USL Second Division (USL-2) title will be up for grabs on Saturday, August 23 on FSWC. The complete Fox Sports World Canada schedule can be found below or at USLsoccer.com. The full USL-1, USL-2, W-League and PDL regular season schedules will be announced soon. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2008 season tickets are on sale now. Prices start at $199, and all season tickets include a bonus ticket to next year’s international friendly match. For more information, click here or call the Whitecaps office at 604.669.WAVE (9283).

USL on FSWC 2008 Schedule

Day
Date
Away team
Home team
Time (PT)
Friday
April 25
Montreal
@
Atlanta
5:00 pm
Friday
May 2
Seattle
@
Atlanta
5:00 pm
Friday
May 9
Miami
@
Charleston
5:00 pm
Friday
May 16
Minnesota
@
Atlanta
5:00 pm
Friday
May 23
Seattle
@
Vancouver
8:00 pm
Friday
May 30
Portland
@
Montreal
5:00 pm
Friday
June 6
Puerto Rico
@
Atlanta
5:00 pm
Friday
June 13
Vancouver
@
Rochester
5:00 pm
Friday
June 20
Minnesota
@
Charleston
5:00 pm
Friday
June 27
Portland
@
Carolina
5:00 pm
Friday
July 4
Puerto Rico
@
Miami
5:00 pm
Friday
July 11
Seattle
@
Rochester
5:00 pm
Friday
July 18
Miami
@
Montreal
5:00 pm
Friday
July 25
Montreal
@
Rochester
5:00 pm
Friday
August 1
Vancouver
@
Carolina
5:00 pm
Sunday
August 3
W-League Championship
TBD
Thursday
August 7
Seattle
@
Portland
8:00 pm
Saturday
August 9
PDL Championship
TBD
Friday
August 15
Miami
@
Carolina
5:00 pm
Friday
August 22
Portland
@
Vancouver
8:00 pm
Saturday
August 23
USL Second Division Championship
TBD
Friday
August 29
Puerto Rico
@
Charleston
5:00 pm
Friday
September 5
Minnesota
@
Montreal
5:00 pm
Friday
September 12
Puerto Rico
@
Rochester
5:00 pm
Friday
September 19
Carolina
@
Charleston
5:00 pm
Sunday
September 28
USL-1 Quarterfinals - Second leg
TBD
Sunday
October 5
USL-1 Semifinals - Second leg
TBD
Saturday
October 11
USL First Division Championship
TBD
Schedule subject to change