#FIFTYTGTHR: 'Caps return to New Jersey where the 1979 Soccer Bowl was won

Whitecaps Soccer Bowl

This Saturday, Vancouver Whitecaps FC head on the road to face New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey - only 15 minutes away from the site of the club's most famous victory.

As Whitecaps FC celebrate their 50th anniversary, we direct you to the BC Sports Hall of Fame where Jason Beck details the journey of the victorious 'Caps.

After defeating the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 in the North American Soccer League’s Soccer Bowl at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, the underdog 1979 Whitecaps and their rolling wave of supporters were the best on the continent and the most popular sports team in the province. To this day, the 1979 Soccer Bowl remains arguably the most significant North American professional championship ever won by a BC team in any sport.

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