Today marks only one week until Vancouver Whitecaps FC kick off the 2013 MLS season. With back-to-back home matches, Vancouver will open the season on March 2 against rivals Toronto FC, followed by Columbus Crew on March 9. Leading up to these matches 'Caps players will be participating in a number of events around Vancouver to get fans hyped up and excited about the upcoming season.
Monday through Thursday next week, between 7 to 9 a.m. PT, 'Caps players will be serving coffee and mingling with guests at Tim Hortons locations around Vancouver. Catch midfielder Bryce Alderson on Monday, February 25 at the Granville and Nelson Street Tim Hortons, or swing by the corner of Pender and Abbott Streets on Tuesday to meet striker Omar Salgado. On Wednesday share a coffee with defender Jordan Harvey at Royal Centre on Burrard Street, or on Thursday with goalkeeper Brad Knighton at the Tim Hortons near the West Georgia Skytrain Station.
You will also have the chance to meet Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi, who will join players at Tim Hortons on Monday and Wednesday, and club ambassador Carl Valentine who will be on-site Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
On February 27, Whitecaps FC will be supporting National Pink Shirt Day. 'Caps staff and special guests will be sporting pink shirts around the streets of Vancouver to support and raise awareness for anti-bullying across the country.
On Wednesday, February 27, Whitecaps FC will also unveil the club's new primary kit. Fans can tune-in and watch the unveiling live on Wednesday by visiting whitecapsfc.com starting at 6 p.m. PT.
If we haven't already convinced you to join us for the first two home matches, here are 10 other reasons to attend...
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have won each of their home opening matches since the club joined Major League Soccer in 2011
Whitecaps FC have, so far, won five out of six preseason matches
Whitecaps FC have recently signed English Premier League veteran Nigel Reo-Coker
Returning ‘Caps striker Darren Mattocks netted an awe-inspiring hat-trick in the first 15 minutes of preseason action against New England Revolution
Newly acquired ‘Caps midfielder Daigo Kobayashi placed an amazing flying volley past the Charleston Battery in the preseason Carolina Challenge Cup
Our All. Our Honour. Whitecaps FC players are dedicating their all, whether on the pitch or in the community, on their honour for the sport, the fans, and the city of Vancouver.
With 21,000 seats, a 47-metre high retractable roof, and the largest centrally hung video board in Canada, you can watch BC Place come to life, rain or shine
The Southsiders, Rain City Brigade, and Curva Collective supporters groups are gearing up with new chants and cheers
Season tickets start at just $349 and student season tickets at only $199 – make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action
- Single Match tickets start at only $20 plus tax per seat and are selling fast!
Book your seats today for the ‘Caps home opener and the match on March 9 by visiting ticketmaster.ca/whitecaps or Charge-by-Phone at 1.855.6.GO-CAPS (1.855.646.2277).
For more information on season tickets, student season tickets, 9 Packs, and group rates please visit www.whitecapsfc.com/tickets.