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Road trip! Whitecaps FC will travel more than any other team in 2018

VANCOUVER, BC – Time to rack up those air miles!

MLSsoccer.com has calculated each team’s total travel distance in 2018 and – surprise, surprise – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are at the top of the list. According to MLSsoccer.com, the ‘Caps will travel a total of 51,178 miles (or 82,363 kilometres) for their 17 away matches this season.

Full disclosure: this wasn’t a scientific calculation. For any given road trip, MLSsoccer.com simply took the distance between each team’s stadium “as the crow files” and multiplied it by two to make it a round trip (not taking into account connecting flights and such), but you get the point.  

According to these calculations, Vancouver’s longest trip of the year is their visit to Yankee Stadium on August 4 against New York City FC (3,907 kilometres from stadium to stadium), followed by their trip to Philadelphia on June 23 (3,859 kilometres from stadium to stadium).

At the other end of the spectrum, defending MLS Cup champions Toronto FC will travel the least in 2018 (25,891 miles or 41,667 kilometres).

See below for a complete breakdown of Vancouver’s away matches in 2018, ranked by distance.

OPPONENT

DATE

DISTANCE (ONE WAY)

New York City FC

August 4

3,907 kilometres

Philadelphia Union

June 23

3,859 kilometres

DC United

July 14

3,798 kilometres

Atlanta United

March 17

3,606 kilometres

Toronto FC

October 6

3,360 kilometres

Columbus Crew SC

March 31

3,296 kilometres

Houston Dynamo

March 10

3,193 kilometres

FC Dallas

May 19

2,815 kilometres

Sporting Kansas City

April 20

2,504 kilometres

Minnesota United FC

May 5

2,297 kilometres

Colorado Rapids

June 1

1,781 kilometres

LA Galaxy

September 29

1,761 kilometres

Los Angeles Football Club

October 21

1,745 kilometres

San Jose Earthquakes

August 25

1,330 kilometres

Real Salt Lake

April 7

1,308 kilometres

Portland Timbers

August 11

419 kilometres

Seattle Sounders FC

July 21

195 kilometres

Whitecaps FC open their 2018 season against Montreal Impact on March 4 at BC Place. Tickets for the season opener are now available as part of the 2018 Home Opener Pack, which includes two tickets and a scarf for only $70. Season ticket memberships are also available, starting at only $44 per month. Single match tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 9 at whitecapsfc.com/tickets