Mike Takla

Whitecaps FC Fantasy Manager winners announced

Each and every participant in the inaugural Whitecaps FC Fantasy Manager competition helped establish the league as a truly fun and competitive group in 2012. There was plenty of jockeying for position between160 competitors, many of which were neck and neck right to the very finish line. When the season finally came to a head with the MLS Cup match between LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo the final tallies had only 23 points between the top three managers, Mike Takla, Derrick Freedman and Scott Cardwell.

In the end it would be Mike Takla who would rise above the rest to claim this year’s championship title. “I think winning the 'Caps fantasy league might make me the club's second most famous Englishman after the great Carl Valentine,” exclaimed Mike to whitecapsfc.com. “Thanks to the club for the great prize and I'm looking forward to defending my title again next year!”

Congratulations to Mike and all of our top-ten competitors!

1st Mike Takla
2nd Derrick Freedman
3rd Scott Cardwell
4th  Jan Scharsig
5th Erik Sichem
6th Braedin Thomson
7th Tim Louman-Gardiner
8th Brad Pearson
9th Jesiah Vansickle
10th Andy Price
As the champion of this season’s fantasy league, Mike Takla receives a suite for himself and 10 friends at a 2013 MLS regular season home match at BC Place. Also of note is that in addition to placing first in the ‘Caps Fantasy Manager competition, Mike also finished fourth overall in the league-wide MLS Fantasy Manager competition, beating out over 16,000 other players worldwide.

Those placing second through sixth in the Whitecaps FC Fantasy Manager competition will be pleased to receive a soccer ball autographed by a member of Whitecaps FC. Proving once again that ‘Caps fans know their stuff, Derrick Freedman, Scott Cardwell, Jan Scharsig and Erik Sichem all managed to place in the top 100 out of 16,000+ in the MLS Fantasy Manager competition.

For managing their way into the seventh through tenth position, the remaining finalists have earned a signed hardcover edition of the book Bob Lenarduzzi: A Canadian Soccer Story, a must have in every Whitecaps fan’s library.

We would like to thank all of the Whitecaps fans that participated in this season’s fantasy league and want to encourage everyone to keep on the look out for the next exciting edition of the Whitecaps FC Fantasy Manager competition in 2013!

Please note: Whitecaps FC Fantasy Manager prizes are only offered to contestants who are residents of British Columbia, Canada.