'Caps players share their March Madness predictions

VANCOUVER, BC – Did you fill out an NCAA March Madness bracket?

Well, so did a number of Vancouver Whitecaps FC players. And we asked some of them to share their predictions.

As you can see, the Florida Gators were a popular choice, but they weren’t the only one.  

How does your bracket compare?

Steven Beitashour

Championship Game: Florida over Michigan
Final Four: Florida, Michigan State, San Diego State, Michigan
Interesting Fact: Beitashour has his former school, San Diego State, making the Final Four by defeating number one-seed Arizona in the Sweet Sixteen.

Marco Carducci

Championship Game: Florida over Wichita State
Final Four: Florida, Michigan State, Arizona, Wichita State
Interesting Fact: Carducci has 11th-seed Nebraska upsetting sixth-seed Baylor in the Round of 64.

Jay DeMerit

Championship Game: Florida over Wisconsin
Final Four: Florida, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Wichita State
Interesting Fact: DeMerit, who was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the only player who had Wisconsin reaching the championship game.

Erik Hurtado

Championship Game: Virginia over Arizona
Final Four: Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Louisville
Interesting Fact: Hurtado, who was born in Fredericksburg, Virgina, is the only player who has Virginia winning the championship.

Nigel Reo-Coker

Championship Game: Florida over Arizona
Final Four: Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Duke
Interesting Fact: Reo-Coker is the only player who has Duke reaching the Final Four.

Omar Salgado

Championship Game: Florida over Michigan
Final Four: Florida, George Washington, Wisconsin, Michigan
Interesting Fact: Salgado is the only player who has ninth-seed George Washington Colonials reaching the Final Four. Off all the players who participated, the Colonials are the lowest predicted seed to qualify for the Final Four. 

Whitecaps FC season tickets start at the prorated price of just $331 and single-match tickets start at $22, subject to applicable fees. The 'Caps also offer a flexible range of ticket products, including half-season tickets ($244), 5-packs ($149), student season tickets ($199), and a youth soccer half-season ticket ($100). For more information on all Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.

Topics: 

MLS LIVE now only $7.99

Decision Day presented by AT&T is Sunday. But, one thing is already decided. MLS LIVE is the best way to watch all the out-of-market action on Decision Day (October 22)*. You can watch multiple games on multiple devices or watch four games on one screen with your laptop. Subscriptions are only $7.99 (or $4.99 if you use our iOS app). *Some blackout rules apply.

MLS Decision Day presented by AT&T

Sunday, October 22 at 4:00pm ET

Decision Day is the only day of the season when every team plays at the exact same time. The result is the most intense and dramatic two hours of the MLS season as teams fight for playoff positions. Watch MLS's thrilling end to the season on TSN & MLS LIVE.

Secure your playoff seats!

Are you ready to rise #ForVancouver? The ’Caps are bringing playoffs back to our city! Be a part of the best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver when the ‘Caps play in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. Get your tickets now.