Vancouver Whitecaps Schedule in 2014
The Vancouver Whitecaps are ready to hit the soccer field yet again this season
with a championship on their minds as they take on some of the best teams in Major League Soccer. The Whitecaps narrowly missed
out on making the playoffs in 2013, and are hoping to rectify that in 2013. There were, however, some bright spots in the
2013 Whitecaps season. Camilo Sanvezzo led the MLS with 22 goals scored in 2013, up from only 5 in 2012 to win the MLS Golden
Boot Award. Another 2013 highlight was earning Pacific Northwest bragging rights when they took home the Cascadia Cup in 2013.
The Cascadia Cup was created by fans of the three Pacific Northwest teams- the Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders FC and
the Portland Timbers. Soccer is incredibly popular in the Pacific Northwest, and these three fan bases know each other well,
and have long before their time in the MLS. The Cup is given to the team that not only comes away with the best record against
the two other teams, but also wins categories like goal differential, points scored and lack of red and yellow cards. The
Whitecaps have a bevy of eciting games on their home schedule this season, and fans are in for a treat when they head to the
stadium in 2014.
The Whitecaps always look forward to matchups with the Portland Timbers, and any matchups in 2014 should
be especially riveting considering the Timbers finished atop the Western Conference standings in 2013. The Timbers were unable
to reach the MLS Cup last season, but they certainly have the players to make it happen this time around. If the Whitecaps
can cut down the Timbers this season, it will show that they're ready to make a real run at the postseason in 2014.
Sounders FC is another local rival of Vancouver, and games between these two teams are always heated. Seattle was able to
make the postseason in 2013, so Vancouver will be looking to hand them as many losses as possible in 2014.
BC Place in Vancouver is one of the most spectacular stadiums in the MLS and is a centerpiece of the Vancouver
skyline. The world-class facility has been the home of the Vancouver Whitecaps since 1983 and has been recently renovated
to remain one of the best in North America. Fans head to BC Place on game day ready to will their team to a victory with incredible
passion and loyalty. The team rewarded their fans with a great 2013 season and look to get back on track and make the playoffs
in 2014. When it comes to fan experience, the MLS is as any league in creating an atmosphere of team support and fandom. In
Vancouver, the team enjoys incredible support from fan groups such as the Southsiders, who are known as some of the loudest
in the league. The Rain City Brigade is another fantastic support group that represents the eclectic and international fan
community in Vancouver, adding to the incredible fan experience in Vancouver.
Few players could
dream of having the season that Vancouver Whitecaps striker and Brazil native Camilo Sanvezzo enjoyed in 2013. He scored 22
goals and won the MLS Golden Boot award as well as made the MLS All Star Game. Sanvezzo also scored three game-winning goals
for the Whitecaps, providing incredible excitement and earning wins for his squad. 2013 was a breakout year for another Whitecaps
star as well. Journeyman Jordan Harvey has bounced around from Colorado to Seattle to Philadelphia before signing with Vancouver
in 2011 on the strength of his defense. In 2013, Harvey finally found the back of the net with consistency, adding three goals
in four games in the month of June. The captain of the Whitecaps is American soccer star Jay DeMerit, a once-promising prospect
turned improbable English soccer star. His rise from a seventh tier team in England to a spot on a Premier League team is
well documented, and his hard work and passion for the game has earned him a place in Whitecaps lore as well. The roster is
filled with talent, and Whitecaps fans are heading into 2014 with their sites set on the playoffs.
The Vancouver Whitecaps have a few famous owners, from former tech head honchos to sports superstars.
What future Hall of Fame NBA player and proud British Columbia native has ownership stake in the Whitecaps?
is Steve Nash, whose older brother Martin Nash is a former Whitecaps player.
The Vancouver Whitecaps
have some of the most passionate and loyal fans in all of the MLS. The team, in turn, has given them much to cheer about at
the world class BC Place Stadium. Be a part of this incredible fan base when you take in a match at one of the premier venues
in all of the MLS.