Fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for Sunday's crucial Cascadia Cup match

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for Sunday’s crucial Cascadia Cup clash against Pacific Northwest rivals Portland Timbers. Kickoff at BC Place is set for 5 p.m. PT – TV: Sportsnet 360, RADIO: TEAM 1410, teamradio.caWEB: live.mlssoccer.com. MOBILE: bell.ca/mobiletv. For Sportsnet 360 channel listings, please visit sportsnet.ca/sportsnet-360.

Whitecaps FC 2014 season tickets are also available and there are only two days remaining to take advantage of the club’s special offer. To thank fans for their unrelenting support – and to continue to build the club’s STRENGTH IN NUMBERS – fans who renew or purchase season tickets up until Sunday, October 6, will receive 12 per cent off of their 2014 season ticket purchase. Whitecaps FC 2014 season tickets are available online at whitecapsfc.com or by phone at 604.669.9283 ext. 2.

Much is on the line for Whitecaps FC this weekend, both in terms of the club’s quest for a second consecutive playoff appearance, as well as the team’s pursuit of hoisting the Cascadia Cup. The Cascadia Cup is a trophy created by the supporters of Vancouver, Portland, and Seattle and awarded to the Pacific Northwest club that has the best head-to-head record in MLS regular season matches between the three clubs. The ‘Caps currently sit in seventh place in the MLS Western Conference with 41 points, three points back of fourth place LA Galaxy and fifth place Colorado Rapids for the final two playoff spots. Vancouver are also second in the Cascadia Cup standings with five points, two points behind Seattle Sounders FC, while Portland are in third place with three points.

Following Sunday’s match, Whitecaps FC play their final Cascadia Cup match of 2013 on Wednesday, October 9, in Seattle. Should the ‘Caps defeat both the Timbers and Sounders FC, they will capture a record fourth Cascadia Cup title.

To end the season, Vancouver play consecutive matches against Colorado Rapids, which may well decide the final playoff entrant. The first match will be on Saturday, October 19, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Colorado before both teams conclude the regular season on Sunday, October 27, during Fan Appreciation Night at BC Place. To purchase tickets for the regular season finale visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this Sunday’s match is being dedicated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) as part of the league-wide “Soccer Kicks Cancer” campaign. To help bring awareness, the outside of BC Place will be lit up in pink, while the pitch will be donned with pink corner flags and pink goal nets. The match will also see limited edition pink soccer balls used, while players will wear adidas breast cancer patches on their jerseys. Pink scarves will be available for sale on the concourse, with a portion of all proceeds being donated to the CBCF. You can also purchase a scarf now at whitecapsfcshop.com.

Fans can help support the CBCF by visiting the silent auction at section 213 on the concourse. Items up for auction include a pink team-signed toaster by KitchenAid, a meet and greet with Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi, and additional Whitecaps FC signed merchandise. All proceeds will support the CBCF. Fans can also support by making an online donation to support Vancouver Whitecaps FC and their Soccer Kicks Cancer Campaign by clicking HERE.

Tickets start at just $20 per seat plus tax and fees, and are available at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centres, online at ticketmaster.ca/whitecaps, or Charge-by-Phone at 1.855.6.GO-CAPS (1.855.646.2277). For more information visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.