Home Openers

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are 5W-2L-1D in MLS season openers. 
 
Date Opponent Result Attend. Vancouver Scorers
2011.03.19* Toronto FC W 4-2 22,592 Hassli (2), Dunfield, Harris
2012.03.10 Montreal Impact W 2-0 21,000 Le Toux, Camilo
2013.03.02 Toronto FC W 1-0 21,000 Koffie
2014.03.08 New York Red Bulls W 4-1 21,000 Miller (2), Fernandez, Morales
2015.03.07 Toronto FC L 1-3 21,000 Rivero
2016.03.06 Montreal Impact L 2-3 22,120 Harvey, Waston
2017.03.05 Philadelphia Union D 0-0 19,083  
2018.03.04 Montreal Impact W 2-1 27,837 Kamara, Davies
*Played at Empire Field
 
NORTH AMERICAN SECOND DIVISION & CANADIAN SOCCER LEAGUE
Vancouver had a 14W-6L-4D record in home openers dating back to 1987. From 2002 to 2010, Whitecaps FC did not lose a home opener, or even conceded a goal. Vancouver played in the CSL from 1987-92, the APSL from 1993-96, and the USL First Division (formerly A-League) from 1997 to 2010.
 
Date Opponent Result Attend. Vancouver Scorers
1987.06.07 Edmonton Brickmen W 4-2 7,646 Valentine (2), Ivor Evans, Mobilio
1988.06.01 Edmonton Brickmen W 2-0 5,182 Catliff, Ion
1989.06.04 Calgary Strikers W 7-3 5,486 Muirhead, Easton, Evans, Saundh, Catliff, Titotto, Sudeyko
1990.06.03 Winnipeg Fury W 4-0 3,692 Catliff (2), Macey, Burns
1991.06.05 Toronto Blizzard D 2-2 4,832 Mobilio, Gregor Young
1992.05.24 Winnipeg Fury W 5-0 4,173 own goal, Catliff (2), Mobilio, Easton
1993.04.30 Toronto Blizzard W 2-1 4,220 Aunger (2)
1994.07.15 Seattle Sounders W 2-1 SO 4,921 Macey
1995.05.05* Atlanta Ruckus L 1-2 SO 6,181 Aunger
1996.05.25** Seattle Sounders L 0-2 2,634  
1997.04.18 Seattle Sounders L 0-1 4,119  
1998.04.24 Seattle Sounders W 2-1 OT 6,039 MacDonald, Chris Clarke
1999.05.01 Seattle Sounders L 1-2 5,144 Sulentic
2000.05.06 Seattle Sounders L 2-4 4,202 Jordan (2)
2001.05.19 Milwaukee Rampage L 1-2 7,059 Kindel
2002.05.03 Minnesota Thunder W 1-0 5,816 Jordan
2003.05.03 Calgary Storm W 6-0 5,075 King, Heald, Jordan, Kindel, Dailly, Veer
2004.04.30 Edmonton Aviators D 0-0 5,722  
2005.04.14 Toronto Lynx D 0-0 5,722  
2006.04.22 Portland Timbers W 1-0 5,722 Gjertsen
2007.04.21 Seattle Sounders W 1-0 4,948 Sebrango
2008.04.12 Montreal Impact W 1-0 5,288 Sebrango
2009.04.11 Charleston Battery D 0-0 5,037  
2010.04.11 NSC Minnesota Stars W 2-0 4,934 Bellisomo, James
* Played at BC Place Stadium
** Played at Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford
 
NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE
The NASL Whitecaps had a 4W-7L home opening record. They played from 1974-83 at Empire Stadium, switching to BC Place Stadium in the middle of the 1983 season.
 
Date Opponent Result Attend. Vancouver Scorers
1974.05.05 San Jose Earthquakes L 1-2 17,343 Neil Ellett
1975.04.18 Chicago Sting W 1-0 10,007 Sergio Zanatta
1976.04.16 Portland Timbers L 2-3 SO 11,352 Gary Thompson, own goal
1977.04.08 Portland Timbers L 0-1 10,519  
1978.04.02 San Diego Sockers L 1-4 11,425 Kevin Hector
1979.03.30 Dallas Tornado L 1-2 SO 24,850 Kevin Hector
1980.03.29 California Surf L 1-2 25,711 Willie Johnston
1981.04.04 Calgary Boomers W 1-0 18,022 Liam Buckley
1982.04.07 Toronto Blizzard L 1-3 16,084 Peter Beardsley
1983.04.24 Ft Lauderdale Strikers W 3-0 16,171 Bob Lenarduzzi, Mark Nickeas, Alan Taylor
1984.05.12 San Diego Sockers W 2-0 15,718 Fran O’Brien, David Cross