Soccer, or football, puts its emphasis on the human foot, largely to keep it safe now that delinquent hands are using real rocks, paper, and scissors in their games. Watch feet avoid falling in with a bad crowd with this GrouponLive deal to see a Vancouver Whitecaps FC soccer match against FC Edmonton at BC Place on Wednesday, May 9, at 8 p.m. For $65, you get a package for two (a $137.99 total value, including all ticketing fees), which includes:
- Two tickets for aqua-section seating (a $39 value each, including all ticketing fees)
- One EA Sports FIFA Soccer 12 videogame. Choose between either Xbox 360 or PS3 (a $59.99 value)<p>
Underneath the retractable roof at BC Place, the Whitecaps FC dribble away from MLS play and into the second leg of the semi-finals of the Amway Canadian Championship against FC Edmonton. After leading the club in goals during his debut season in 2011, striker Camilo Sanvezzo continues to spearhead the ‘Caps offense alongside newcomer Sebastien Le Toux, who has scored at least 11 goals in each of the last two seasons. Grass stains and capsized opponents pile up on the field as ‘Caps fans scout the fleet-footed action from aqua-section seats, which, from their location behind the nets, enable spectators to watch keepers re-direct shots with quick reflexes or by peppering the pitch in detour signs.
Now in its fifth 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 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League. 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.