An ownership group in Vancouver was granted the seventeenth Major League Soccer franchise on March 18, 2009, by MLS Commissioner Don Garber. While no name was provided at the Vancouver announcement, over a year later the club confirmed it would keep the Whitecaps name. In preparation for its first MLS season, the Whitecaps brought in executive talent from around the ...
The Whitecaps were the 17th team to enter Major League Soccer and replaced the USSF Division 2 team of the same name in the city. The club has been owned and managed by the same group since their USSF days, having graduated to MLS after the conclusion of the USSF's 2010 season. The MLS version of the team is a phoenix club, and the third to carry the legacy of the Whitecaps name. In the 2012 season, the team became the first Canadian team to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs.
2011 – Present / Major League Soccer
2011 – Present / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Whitecap' refers to a snowy tops that you see on Vancouver's surrounding mountains and ocean waves of the Pacific.
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2011 – Present / BC Place
2011 / Empire Field
2009 - Present / Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett and Steve Nash
*Blue is this team’s history