An expansion season isn’t something that comes easy to most teams, and Vancouver FC is no exception. While the likes of LAFC and St. Louis City have hit the ground running as MLS franchises, their quick routes to success look like outliers more than a legitimate expectation expansion teams should have for themselves. Something similar can be said for the Canadian Premier League as a … Continue reading Will Vancouver FC’s New Additions Bring the Crowds?
Talk about being brought back down to earth! After a passionate and exciting 1-1 draw in their opening home match, which included playing with 10-men for over an hour against Cavalry, a crushing 0-5 defeat followed to an Atlético Ottawa side who had been chasing their first win of the season. With the stadium a little emptier than on its opening weekend six days earlier, … Continue reading Analysing Vancouver FC’s first big setback against Ottawa
TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY, BC – Metal bleachers, a BC soccer team and a positive home opening result. For professional soccer fans in southern BC, opening matches have become a near regularity over the last 15 years. From the Vancouver Whitecaps entering MLS in 2011 at a temporary Empire Field or Pacific FC entering the CPL in 2019 with a then makeshift Westhills Stadium, inaugural games … Continue reading Vancouver FC welcome the community in 1-1 draw with Cavalry
TORONTO, ON – Beating Toronto for the first win in club history — it’s seemingly a requirement for professional soccer teams from Vancouver. Similar to the Vancouver Whitecaps’ inaugural MLS win in 2011, 4-2 over Toronto FC, Vancouver FC picked up their first CPL victory, a 2-1 win over York United at York Lions Stadium on Saturday. Although the less than 1,000 fans in rainy … Continue reading “A very emotional moment”: Vancouver FC push past York for first CPL victory
A special match was settled with a goal from a special player. Saturday in Langford, Manny Aparicio secured the three points for Pacific FC in their home opener against expansion side Vancouver FC with a half-volleyed strike from outside the area which will live long in CPL history. The newest rivalry in the Canadian Premier League saw the only win on opening day of the … Continue reading Looking Back on a Memorable Inaugural BC Derby