Thursday, February 10, 2011

Whitecaps FC 2011 MLS Schedule

VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC, in conjunction with Major League Soccer, announced today details for the 2011 regular season. Whitecaps FC's inaugural season in MLS will see the 37-year-old club play a 34-match regular season schedule.

Whitecaps FC kickoff their first season in MLS at Empire Field when they host Canadian rivals Toronto FC on Saturday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. PT. Whitecaps FC's final match at Empire Field will be a Cascadia Cup tilt versus Seattle Sounders FC at 4:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, September 24. The Blue and White will then open the new BC Place Stadium against their Interstate 5 rivals in Portland Timbers on Sunday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m. PT. The 'Caps conclude their inaugural regular season campaign at BC Place versus 2010 MLS Cup champions Colorado Rapids on Saturday, October 22, at 4 p.m. PT.

"We're delighted to unveil our inaugural MLS regular season schedule to our fans today," said Whitecaps FC chief executive officer Paul Barber. "We have an exciting start against Toronto FC, while our supporters will also be looking forward to our local derby clashes versus Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers. There will also be some exciting games against the star-studded sides of Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls to look forward to. With the majority of our regular season games on a Saturday, supporters will be able to plan their weekends around watching their beloved Blue and White in the major leagues."

Whitecaps FC head coach Teitur Thordarson's side will play 34 regular season matches over the course of 32 weeks and face all 17 MLS opponents home and away. The majority of matches will be played on a Saturday, including 12 at home. There will also be three home games on a Wednesday and two home games on a Sunday. Whitecaps FC will begin the season at Empire Field and move to their new home at BC Place at the start of October. A complete schedule is available online at and all matches will be available live on TEAM 1410 sports radio and

The MLS Cup playoff format and dates will be announced in the near future. MLS remains in discussions with other potential national broadcast partners in Canada and will release details soon.

The Complete 2011 MLS Schedule can be found here.

Cascadia Cup
Saturday, May 14 – Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers, 8 p.m. PT
Saturday, June 11 – Seattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 7 p.m. PT
Sunday, July 10 – Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 2 p.m. PT
Saturday, Aug. 20 – Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 7 p.m. PT
Saturday, Sept. 24 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 4:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, Oct. 2 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers, 1:30 p.m. PT

Regular Season

Saturday, March 19
3:30 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCToronto FCEmpire FieldTICKETS
Saturday, March 26
1 p.m. PDT
Philadelphia UnionVancouver Whitecaps FCPPL Park
Saturday, April 2
4 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCSporting Kansas CityEmpire FieldTICKETS
Wednesday, April 6
7 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCNew England RevolutionEmpire FieldTICKETS
Sunday, April 10
4 p.m. PDT
Houston DynamoVancouver Whitecaps FCRobertson Stadium
Saturday, April 16
4 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCChivas USAEmpire FieldTICKETS
Saturday, April 23
4 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCFC DallasEmpire FieldTICKETS
Saturday, April 30
4 p.m. PDT
Columbus CrewVancouver Whitecaps FCColumbus Crew Stadium
Saturday, May 7
5:30 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCSan Jose EarthquakesEmpire FieldTICKETS
Wednesday, May 11
7 p.m. PDT
Chicago FireVancouver Whitecaps FCToyota Park
Saturday, May 14
4:30 p.m. PDT
New England RevolutionVancouver Whitecaps FCGillette Stadium
Saturday, May 28
4 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCNew York Red BullsEmpire FieldTICKETS
Wednesday, June 1
7:30 p.m. PDT
Chivas USAVancouver Whitecaps FCThe Home Depot Center
Saturday, June 4
6 p.m. PDT
Real Salt LakeVancouver Whitecaps FCRio Tinto Stadium
Saturday, June 11
7 p.m. PDT
Seattle SoundersVancouver Whitecaps FCQwest Field
Saturday, June 18
4 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecpas FCPhiladelphia UnionEmpire FieldTICKETS
Saturday, June 25
5:30 p.m. PDT
Sporting Kansas CityVancouver Whitecaps FCKC Soccer Stadium
Wednesday, June 29
4:30 p.m. PDT
Toronto FCVancouver Whitecaps FCBMO Field
Wednesday, July 6
7 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCColumbus CrewEmpire FieldTICKETS
Saturday, July 9
6 p.m. PDT
Colorado RapidsVancouver Whitecaps FCDSG Park
Saturday, July 16
1 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCReal Salt LakeEmpire FieldTICKETS
Wednesday, July 20
7 p.m. PDT
San Jose EarthquakesVancouver Whitecaps FCBuck Shaw Stadium
Saturday, July 30
4:30 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCLA GalaxyEmpire FieldTICKETS
Sunday, August 7
4 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCChicago FireEmpire FieldTICKETS
Saturday, August 13
4:30 p.m. PDT
D.C. UnitedVancouver Whitecaps FCRFK Stadium
Saturday, August 20
7 p.m. PDT
Portland TimbersVancouver Whitecaps FCPGE Park
Saturday, August 27
4 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCHouston DynamoEmpire FieldTICKETS
Saturday, September 10
4:30 p.m. PDT
New York Red BullsVancouver Whitecaps FCRed Bull Arena
Saturday, September 17
7:30 p.m. PDT
LA GalaxyVancouver Whitecaps FCThe Home Depot Center
Saturday, September 24
4:30 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCSeattle Sounders FCEmpire FieldTICKETS
Sunday, October 2
1:30 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCPortland TimbersBC PlaceTICKETS
Wednesday, October 12
7 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCD.C. UnitedBC PlaceTICKETS
Saturday, October 15
5:30 p.m. PDT
FC DallasVancouver Whitecaps FCPizza Hut Park
Saturday, October 22
4 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Whitecaps FCColorado RapidsBC PlaceTICKETS

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