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- Vancouver Whitecaps FC match against FC Edmonton in the semi-final stage of the Amway Canadian Championship
- When: Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m.
- Where: BC Place
- Seating: Teal or Yellow sections
- Door time: One hour before game-time
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $75 for two Teal-section tickets, plus one EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 video game for either Xbox 360 or PS3 (a $58.50 value for the game; a $134.50 total value)
$75 for two Yellow-section tickets, plus one EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 video game for either Xbox 360 or PS3 (a $154.50 total value)
The Scouting Report
Underneath the retractable roof at BC Place, Whitecaps FC dribble away from MLS play and into the semi-final stage of the Amway Canadian Championship against regional rival FC Edmonton. After scoring seven goals in his debut campaign with the 'Caps in 2012, forward Darren Mattocks has continued to energize the offense with 16 shots and four shots on goal during MLS play.
Now in its sixth year, the Amway Canadian Championship awards its winner the Voyageur’s Cup and the honour to either fill that Cup with cookies or represent Canada in the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League, and subsequently, the FIFA Club World Cup 2014. BC Place adds to the festive vibes by surrounding visitors with state-of-the-art luxuries, including a retractable roof and four-sided HD video board.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
On September 9, 1979, more than 100,000 Whitecaps fans lined Robson Street to salute their hometown club. That day, the Whitecaps returned home after becoming Vancouver's first professional sports team to win a major North American championship: they had just defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies to claim the North American Soccer League title.
Since that first one, the franchise has won six additional titles–including four in a row from 1988–1991 while playing as the 86ers in the Canadian Soccer League. In fact, the club competed under that 86ers moniker until 2000. That year, spurred by public support and an unexplainable 'Caps logo beamed into the night sky, it re-emerged under its original Whitecaps identity. Today, the 21st-century incarnation of the club continues to battle for its first championship as part of Major League Soccer, where it began play in 2011.