EA Sports and Vancouver a Match?

EA Sports and Vancouver a Match?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 22, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • MLS Vancouver, Vancouver Whitecaps

That is the talk right now. With the jersey success that is Seattle, future MLS side and Seattle Sounders rival Vancouver hope to bank in on a good kit sponsor as well.

Today’s hot rumor is that they will pair up with gaming giants EA Sports for a kit spnosorship deal. Bobby Lenarduzzi was recently asked about the possible deal and you can tell he is very hopeful that something could get done for the club.

“Interesting you ask about EA Sports,” said Lenarduzzi. “We believe there’s a natural connection between our sport and their games, and there have been initial talks, very preliminary, but that’s something that both sides will have to look at.”

The rest of the article (linked here) also mentions things the Whitecaps hope to do in MLS that in a way mirror what Seattle has been able to successfully do so far in the league. Get a good kit sponsor, sign some big-named local talent, and lastly sign a big-named foreign star to bring in even more fans.

We all know the blueprint that is out there for a successful MLS club both on and off the pitch. Hopefully new clubs like Vancouver get serious about using that said blueprint.

If you ask me I don’t see any reason why Vancouver won’t follow in the footsteps of Seattle and Toronto here. It just makes sense that they will.

Also, if they get EA as a sponsor it would be really bad ass.

  • Andrew Bucholtz

    EA would be a great fit for Vancouver. Their largest office is located right next door in Burnaby, and there's a strong soccer connection there as well, as that's where they <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EA_Canada#EA_Sports&quot; target="_blank">create the FIFA games</a>. Plus, that would make the Vancouver – Seattle rivalry even more fun; Microsoft versus EA!

  • EA would be a great fit for Vancouver. Their largest office is located right next door in Burnaby, and there’s a strong soccer connection there as well, as that’s where they create the FIFA games. Plus, that would make the Vancouver – Seattle rivalry even more fun; Microsoft versus EA!