Whitecaps are coming - Prince George Citizen

There’s no ocean in site. Not even a lake. But on Saturday, July 19 at Glen Thompson Field, there will be Whitecaps. The Vancouver Whitecaps will visit Prince George to take on the Prince George All-Stars, a team of select players from the North Cariboo Senior Soccer League. The exhibition game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start. The Whitecaps won’t be easy fodder for the local side. They currently sit second in the United Soccer Leagues First Division with a 7-4-2 record. The Whitecaps won the 2006 USL championships and will be bringing at least three veterans from that team, including Jeff Clarke, Steve Kindel and Steve Nash’s less-famous brother Martin. “We’re looking forward to bringing the Whitecaps to Prince George, said Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi, in a prepared release. “Working with our partner, the B.C. Soccer Association, we hope to bring the Whitecaps and professional soccer throughout B.C.” Tickets will range in price from $5-10 and will be available at the gate the day of the match, starting at 11:30 a.m. Children five-and-under will be admitted free. Prior to the game, at 12:15 p.m., boys and girls aged 7-9 are invited to take part in the Wendy’s Whitecaps Soccer Clinic. The free clinic will offer skills instruction from the Whitecaps players and coaches and an autograph session. Register on-line at www.pgysa.ca. Space is limited. For more information call Anita Sexton, 250-613-8929.