VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Friday the club's 2020 preseason plans with camps in San Diego, California and Portland, Oregon.
Players will kick off preseason in Vancouver at the Whitecaps FC National Soccer Development Centre on January 20 before making their first of two trips south.
The 'Caps will play three games over 11 days in Southern California, spending most of the camp in San Diego with closed-door games on January 28, opponent will be named in the coming weeks, and FC Dallas on February 1 at the University of California San Diego. Vancouver will wrap up this trip with a closed-door match against LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 4.
Following 10 days back in Vancouver, the team will then head to lower Cascadia to once again participate in the Portland Tournament. The 'Caps previously played in the Portland preseason tournament for four consecutive years, 2014 to 2017, before Providence Park, home of the Timbers, underwent two years of offseason renovations. Whitecaps FC will play host Timbers on February 16, New England Revolution on February 19, and Minnesota United FC on February 22. Individual tickets, which allow entry to both matches each day, start at $15 and full tournament ticket packages, starting at $30, are available for purchase online.
Following one week back in Vancouver, Whitecaps FC will open the 2020 MLS season against Western Conference rivals Sporting Kansas City on February 29 at BC Place.
2020 Season Ticket Memberships are available starting at just $44 per month. For more information on tickets, visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.
Important Dates (all times are listed in Pacifica Time):
January 9: MLS SuperDraft at 9 a.m.
January 20 to 23: Training in Vancouver, BC - WFC National Soccer Development Centre
January 24: Depart to San Diego, California
January 28: Closed-door preseason game vs. TBA at 1 p.m. - University of California San Diego
February 1: Closed-door preseason game vs. FC Dallas at 11 a.m. - University of California San Diego
February 4: Closed-door preseason game vs. LA Galaxy at 12:30 p.am. - Dignity Health Sports Park, return to Vancouver, BC
February 6 to 14: Training in Vancouver, BC - WFC National Soccer Development Centre
February 16: Preseason game vs. Portland Timbers at 5 p.m. - Providence Park
February 19: Preseason game vs. New England Revolution at 5 p.m. - Providence Park
February 22: Preseason game vs. Minnesota United FC at 2:30 p.m. - Providence Park
February 23: Return to Vancouver, BC
February 25 to 28: Training in Vancouver, BC - WFC National Soccer Development Centre
February 29: MLS season opener against Sporting Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. - BC Place