Van trumps TO in MLS season ticket drive - 24 Hours

By BOB MACKIN Major League Soccer is already a hit. When Vancouver was awarded the 17th franchise last Wednesday, the Vancouver Whitecaps announced 5,000 season ticket deposits at $50 each would go on sale Saturday morning. Before noon Sunday, 4,500 were purchased. Vancouverites are showing why this is Canada's soccer city. Toronto FC was announced May 11, 2006. By Aug. 25 that year there were only 3,000 deposits. It took until the start of 2007 to reach 7,000. MLS comes to B.C. Place Stadium in 2011.