Whitecaps FC announced that they will host the first ever alumni match

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(ISN) – VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that they will host the first ever alumni match versus Whitecaps FC 2 at BC Place on Saturday, May 9 from 1:45 to 2:45 pm PT. The match will feature two 30 minutes halves and will take place prior to the MLS match against Philadelphia Union which is set to kick-off at 4 pm PT that same afternoon.

Only 1,000 tickets are available for this inaugural match. Season Tickets Members and those who have already purchased a ticket for the May 9 match will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase their tickets for the alumni match. All others who are interested in attending the alumni match can purchase by calling the ‘Caps office at 604.669.9283 ext. 2. Tickets for the alumni match are $5 with all proceeds being donated to the ‘Caps community partner, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. In order to purchase a ticket for the alumni match, fans must have or purchase a ticket for the evening’s MLS match.

Whitecaps FC are pleased to welcome back alumni from all eras of the club’s 41 year history. The alumni match will be captained by Jay DeMerit, the club’s first-ever MLS signing and captain. He will be joined by Korean legend, Young-Pyo Lee, who will return to the pitch for the first time since retiring in 2013. The following alumni will be present for the match on May 9. Please note this list is subject to change.

Players
Jay DeMerit (captain)
Nico Berg
John Catliff
Gordon Chin
Chris Craveiro
Craig Dalrymple
Nick Dasovic
Srjdan Djekanovic
Kevin Harmse
Oliver Heald
Jason Jordan
Diaz Kambere
Tiernan King
Youg-Pyo Lee
Steve MacDonald
Steve McCauley
Steve Millar
Joe Scigliano
Sipho Sibiya
Jeff Skinner
Niall Thompson

Coaching and Management Staff
Jim Easton
Alan Errington
Gerry Heaney
Tony Waiters
Bob Lenarduzzi (general manager)

Training Staff
Rick Celebrini
Chris Franks

Ambassadors
Sam Lenarduzzi
Carl Valentine

“Whitecaps FC is proud of its long and storied history, and look forward to celebrating the past 41 years with our first ever alumni match,” said Whitecaps FC president and alumni, Bob Lenarduzzi. “We can’t wait to welcome back our past players who will take on our young and talented WFC2 team. This will be a great opportunity for our fans to cheer on and celebrate our history and future, while donating to an incredible cause – BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

Tickets for this inaugural charity match are on sale now. Fans are encouraged to act quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets for the match are general admission in sections 212 to 216. BC Place gate A will open at 1:30 pm with the match commencing at 1:45 pm PT. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.

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