Cascadia Cup

2018 MLS Schedule Release

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Everyone has a team that they love, multiple teams they dislike to varying degrees and the rest of them are just there because they need to be played (editor's note: Hi, San Jose).  During the season, obsessing over the team you love, actively despising the teams you hate and ignoring the teams that you don’t care about.  The offseason is a different story.  There’s always a down period between the end of the season and the player movement period, whether you call it Free Agency or the opening of the Transfer Market.

However, there is one other critical date that fans anxiously await for, and it’s a floating one.  It’s schedule release date.  The date in which fans start actively planning their away days and inundating their bosses with vacation requests.  In the past number of years, the Cascadia Cup scheduled has been balanced, with each team playing the same number of matches against the other two teams.  When LAFC was announced as an expansion team entering the league in 2018, there was a concern that the Cascadia Cup schedule would suffer.  When the schedule was officially released, our fears were realized and now it’s up to the Cascadia Cup Council (1 representative from the Vancouver Southsiders, Timbers Army and Emerald City Supporters) to decide which matches do and don’t count towards the Cup.

Some partners were advised ahead of time that this was likely to happen, therefore we have had some time to digest this.  We do not like this development as the derby matches are the most anticipated dates on the calendar for some of our partners.  We hope that the league will flip this for next season so that we will benefit from having an extra derby match.

Looking specifically at our Caps schedule, the 5 week run out goes as follows:
Mar 4 – home to Montreal
Mar 10 – away to Houston
Mar 17 – away to Atlanta
Mar 24 – home to LA Galaxy
Mar 31 – away to Columbus

The run-in goes as follows:
Sept 29 -  away to LA Galaxy
Oct 6 – away to Toronto FC
Oct 17 – home to Sporting KC
Oct 21 – away to LA FC
Oct 28 – home to Portland.

Notable dates:
Apr 13 – LAFC’s first trip to BC Place – return of Jordan Harvey
July 14 – away to DC – opening of Audi Field in DC
July 21 – away to Seattle
Aug 11 – away to Portland
Sept 15 – home to Seattle
Oct 28 – home to Portland – Decision Day

Cascadia Dates:
May 13 – Seattle at Portland
June 30 – Portland at Seattle
Aug 26 – Seattle at Portland

Voyageurs Cup Dates:
July 18 - Vancouver at Montreal
July 25 - Montreal at Vancouver
August 8 - Final (Leg 1)
August 15 - Final (Leg 2)

For many fans and fellow supporters who don’t work a standard Monday-Friday shift or travel a significant distance, what day the match is played on and the posted kickoff time of utmost importance.  With the World Cup break, more midweek matches were to be expected, however, it’s not as bad as it could have been.  This year, Caps supporters will make 2 Wednesday (May & Oct), 3 Friday {April and May), 8 Saturday and 4 Sunday trips to BC Place.  Of note, the Caps will play their first ever home match on Canada Day (Sunday, July 1) vs Colorado.  As for kickoff time, the earliest is 1:30pm (Decision Day vs Portland) and the latest is 7:30pm (4 times, San Jose, LAFC, RSL, Chicago) 

It should also be noted that the Caps have no extended road trips this year, with them making multiple 2 game trips, most likely in part to other teams having extended spells away from home.  Portland, LAFC and DC United all see extended roadtrips to start the season with Providence Park (Apr 14), Banc of California (Apr 29) and Audi Field (July 14) all in various stages of completion.  The World Cup break is from June 14 – 22nd.  Should one of the Whitecaps players make it all the way to the Final, 4 games would be missed (@ Philadelphia, home to Colorado and Chicago, away to DC) with the potential availability in question for the July 21st match vs Seattle.

 

Cascadia Away

#TBT to this past March when several hundred #CapsOnTour descended on #MiddleCascadia for our 2-1 victory over the #Flounders. On Saturday, September 17th we will return to #Se4tt1e for our next #Cascadia clash, which is a 1pm kickoff...ideal for a 1 day trip southbound I5. If you haven't already, get your tickets ($30 each) now from one of the supporter movements...ourselves, @vancouversouthsiders, or @raincitybrigade. We all have them on sale for approximately 1 more week. This will be another memorable away match that you won't want to miss out on.

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. Thanks to @vancityvilla (#VancouverSouthsiders photographer) for this photo.

#CurvaStyle #AwayDays #ItsAWayOfLife #GivingOurAll #WeAreWhoWeAre #VanCityTifosi #SupportIsAlways #VWFC

Portland Tickets Available Now!

It is time to get your tickets for the our next ‪#‎Cascadia‬ ‪#‎CapsOnTour‬ match! We play in Portland on Sunday, May 22 with a 1:30pm kickoff. This is the May long weekend. Tickets are $57 CAD. We will be taking payment through interac e-transfer. You can connect with us through our website:

www.curvacollective.ca/store

Our Partners will be traveling southbound I5 in various vehicles at various times. If you need a ride, be in touch and we will see if someone has room. There is also the ‪#‎WFC2‬ vs. T2 match on Friday, May 20 at Providence Park at 7:30pm. We'll have ticket info on this shortly. Some of our Partners may be heading down early to take in this match, too.

Deadline to get tickets through us will be Friday, April 22 at 4:30pm.

Much Love,

One of the Collective

‪#‎LetsTalkAboutSixBaby‬ ‪#‎GivingOurAll‬ ‪#‎SupportIsAlways‬ ‪#‎WeAreWhoWeAre‬ ‪#‎CurvaStyle‬ ‪#‎VanCityTifosi‬ ‪#‎VWFC‬

Get Away Tickets Now!

Thanks to everyone who has already ordered their tickets for the match in ‪#‎Se4tt1e‬ on March 19th through us. You have about 2 weeks left to secure tickets for the first ‪#‎CA5CADIA‬ away match of our 2016 campaign. Don't wait until the last minute, get yours today. Tickets are $34 CAD each. Be in touch with our partner @jgrt_uk or contact us through our website.

www.curvacollective.ca/contact

Every match in that ‪#‎FishingVillage‬ in ‪#‎MiddleCA5CADIA‬ is an adventure. Even though the result didn't go our way, this was a memorable starting XI from our August 2012 match. Who will be starting for ‪#‎OurClub‬ in March 2016? Time will tell, but we hope you'll join us and all ‪#‎CapsOnTour‬ in ‪#‎GivingOurAll‬ in support of our players.

Much Love,

One of the Collective

‪#‎SupportIsAlways‬ ‪#‎WeAreWhoWeAre‬

Buy Tickets for Se4tt1e!

If you want to #GiveYourAll with us and all the #CapsOnTour for our invasion of #Se4tt1e on Saturday, March 19th 7:00pm kickoff), please get your tickets ASAP. They are $34 CAD each. This is a price we as supporters collectively have come to and agreed upon because some will be using online services. Therefore, from the money we collect, $2 will be going to our visual displays. The deadline for getting tickets from us will be Monday, February 22 (time TBD). You can reach out and connect with @jgrt_uk or contact us through our website:

Visit our store for details!

Many thanks in advance to everyone that supports how we support via getting tickets from us.

#SupportIsAlways #WeAreWhoWeAre #Ca5cadia #FirstToFive #RecordHolders #LetsTalkAboutSixBaby

Not Just Another Saturday in Se4tt1e…

Supporters

For the better part of the past four decades, supporters from Vancouver have enjoyed traveling south on the I-5 to a certain Fishing Village to support their players to victory on the pitch. This usually happens once, twice, or even up to three, four, or five times (depending on the League we were a part of) in a season. It is an enjoyable journey. For some it has become a ritual. For others it has, perhaps, become commonplace, so much that it isn’t that big a deal.

This Saturday’s match, however, is massive!  It is a CA5CADIA Cup Finale…of sorts. If we lose, the Flounders will claim their fourth title in our regional tournament.  Winning it for the fourth time was special, when we did it in 2013. If we draw the match, we have to rely on the Lumberjacks to win their match at the CLink on the 30th of August. If we win, we put ourselves back in the driver’s seat for our last clash with Se4tt1e at BC Place on September 19.

So, if you are a part of the #CapsOnTour for this match, please be prepared to Give Your All for the full 90 as we lift our players to victory. Stay hydrated, bring a scarf and check out our chants for some songs/chants you might not yet be familiar with, but hopefully will be at the end of the match.


To Our Players

in 2012 we prepared a display that we unveiled at the end of home match, just prior to a #CA5CADIACup match. It was from us to you. It read: "OUR DESIRE/YOUR DESTINY". Once again, we call on you to give your all on the pitch for our club. Help us retain our title and bring us one step closer to a 6th Cup! Together we can do this!

We’ll see you all Saturday, bring on the Flounders!

Much Love,

One of the Collective

Ca5cadia

#‎Ca5cadiaDefended‬

Thanks to all the ‪#‎CapsOnTour‬ that ‪#‎Respectfully‬ helped deploy our ‪#‎tifo‬ last night in Portland. We are grateful for all of our partners that sacrificially gave their time, energy, and talents to make this possible. This is a vital element in how we support our players on the pitch. We are gathering a number of the photos and will share some perspective on the display later this week.

‪#‎WeAreWhoWeAre‬

‪#‎GivingOurAll‬

‪#‎SupportIsAlways‬

Much Love,

One of the Collective

Kings of Ca5cadia

We'll be defending our reign as ‪#‎KingsOfCa5cadia‬ this Saturday as we host Portland in a 5:00pm kickoff @ BC Place. @pedromorales14, know that we have your back as you captain us on the pitch. ‪#‎GivingOurAll‬

Much Love,

One of the Collective
P.S. We think this photo is the handy work of @bobfridimages of @whitecapsfc...apologies if we have gotten that wrong.

 

 

May 2nd Portland Away Tickets Now Available

The news you've all been waiting for - tickets are now available to the May 2nd Cascadia clash between the Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps. We have a limited number of tickets to this exciting match at Providence Park. They are always a hot item, so pick up yours today!

Visit our shop page or email tickets@curvacollective.ca to learn more and buy your ticket!