Strikers

Adding Another Piece to the Puzzle!

Now that it is official, we'd like to welcome @elraton7 to #OurClub. We never enjoyed playing against you, except the times we defeated your old Club, but now hope you will play a meaningful role for us on the field in 2016. We'll see you, and hopefully "The Bull", in March.

Much Love,

One of the Collective

#SupportIsAlways

Octavio!

 

Happy 24th Birthday @octaviorivero29!  We hope you had a restful day and a relaxing off season!  We can't thank you enough for your many contributions to last season's successes.  Your unselfish work off the ball, your hold up play, and your chemistry with #OurSquad were all vital to the campaign.  Each of your 10 League goals were massive!  5 of them were match winners!  Your 1 goal in the #VoyageursCup was the one we have been waiting over 13 years for!  We have great anticipation for all that 2016 has in store.  Know that we'll be #GivingOurAll in support of you and #OurClub from section 203/204!  We'll see you soon.

Much Love,

One of the Collective 

#SupportIsAlways #MuchasGracias #FuerzaCharrúa 

P.S. Thanks to @vancityvilla for taking this photo just prior to Octavio leading our movement in #TheHumba following his match winning performance in our 2-0 victory over Colorado.

Happy Birthday EMoney!

Happy belated 25th Birthday to @etado19! We missed you while you were away on loan in Norway. We have fond memories of our home matches with ‪#‎Se4tt1e‬ last season. You scored in May and led ‪#‎TheHumba‬ in July.

‪#‎Respect‬ ‪#‎EMoney‬ ‪#‎SupportIsAlways‬

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. Thanks to @bobfridimages (@whitecapsfc photographer) for capturing this photo, which includes ‪#‎OurClub‬'s legendary and faithful Communications Senior Manager Nathan Vanstone.

Thank You Octavio!

We want to thank @octaviorivero29 for heading home the winning goal vs. Colorado on Wednesday night...and for leading ‪#‎TheHumba‬ in celebration! Muchas gracias, Octavio!!! We can't wait to support you and all our players over these final few months of the season!

‪#‎SupportIsAlways‬ ‪#‎FUERZACHARRÚA‬
‪#‎Respect‬ ‪#‎Represent‬

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. Thanks to our partner Jeremy McBride for taking this photo!

Happy Birthday Camilo!

Happy 27th Birthday to our former striker and MLS era leading scorer @camilosanvezzo. We hope you've had a meaningful day with your wonderful family! All the best as you recover from your injury and return to the pitch. Maybe we'll get to see you in the CONCACAF Champions' League? That would be something special, eh? Until we meet again...

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. Thanks to @bobfridimages (@whitecapsfc photographer) for getting this photo after we beat the Goats in June 2013. Camilo celebrated with us by leading ‪#‎TheLambada‬...this was the season before we started using ‪#‎TheHumba‬ as our celebratory song/chant.

Happy Birthday Eric Hassli

Also, Happy belated 34th Birthday to our former striker and dear friend @eric292929! We hope you had a wonderful day with your amazing family! All the best for your campaign with the San Antonio Scorpions!

‪#‎TatouéeSurNosCoeurs‬

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. We think this is a @bobfridimages (@whitecapsfc photographer) of our farewell display for Eric back in 2012.

Happy Birthday!

We ended yesterday with Birthday wishes and we'll start today on the same note. Happy 34th Birthday to @robertearnshaw! You have only been at ‪#‎OurClub‬ for a short period of time, but we are grateful for your contributions off and on the pitch. Thanks for helping build & being a part of the strong sense of community within the squad and thanks for your initial play on our turf...especially this moment of ‪#‎Quality‬ finishing! We can't wait for more like it! We look forward to ‪#‎GivingOurAll‬ in support of you and all our players on Wednesday!

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. Thanks to @bobfridimages (of @whitecapsfc) for taking this photo of the match winner vs. Portland.

 

 

Kekuta Manneh - Coming Into His Own

Photo by Christopher Vose

Photo by Christopher Vose

Looking back on @kekuta16's second season in ‪#‎VanCity‬, there were signs of his progress. He played, started, and was on the pitch for more minutes than in 2013. He scored a little less and set up the same number of goals. However, his role as the wide left of the "3" in our 4-2-3-1, continued to stretch defences and created space for fellow attackers.

One question that still remains is, what is ‪#‎Scooter‬'s best position. Although he can contribute from this wide attacking position, he has had his greatest success as and out-and-out striker. One only needs to fall into a daydream of last year's trip to ‪#‎Se4tt1e‬ to remember the possibilities of having him play up top. Not only did he bag 3 goals, but he changed the spelling of ‪#‎MiddleCa5cadia‬'s cultural centre...forever!

Kekuta seems to relish the big moments...especially playing away vs. the ‪#‎Flounders‬. In this year's ‪#‎Ca5cadiaCup‬ ‪#‎Finale‬ he scored the lone goal that maintained our status as ‪#‎RecordHolders‬ of ‪#‎OurCup‬. This is Christopher Vose's photo immediately after the goal. The celebration on the pitch was muted because of the knock Scooter had taken that meant he was replaced by @kianzfroese at the half, but in sections 300/301 all the ‪#‎CapsOnTour‬ were going crazy as we were on our way to continuing our reign as the ‪#‎KingsOfCa5cadia‬!!!

Kekuta, we hope you have a relaxing & refreshing off season. We look forward to ‪#‎GivingOurAll‬ in support of you again in 2015, as you do the same for ‪#‎OurClub‬!

Much Love,

One of the Collective