Vancouver To Keep Name In MLS

Vancouver To Keep Name In MLS

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 25, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • Vancouver Whitecaps

For those who love tradition you can rest a little easier tonight. When Vancouver enters Major League Soccer in 2011 they will come in as their normal self, as the Vancouver Whitecaps.

“We are fully behind continuing the Whitecaps name,” said co-owner Jeff Mallett.

In fact they will keep the name in any league that they have a club in according to Mallett, even in the new breakaway league called the NASL.

The Whitecaps are also set to reveal an updated logo and uniforms next May as well.

My bet on this news means the club is looking quickly to get a kit sponsor for their new jerseys next spring before they enter MLS, similar to what Seattle did before they came in this past season.

Honestly I think its a great idea to keep the tradition alive here with the name. Seattle did it and from the looks of things Portland will do the same.

  • ajr

    I never was under the impression that them or Portland would change their names… love the tradition. Cant wait to see the little adjustments they make to crest and color if any

  • ajr

    I never was under the impression that them or Portland would change their names… love the tradition. Cant wait to see the little adjustments they make to crest and color if any

  • Rooselk

    That's great news. Although I am a diehard Sounders supporter, I live half way between Seattle and Vancouver. I can't wat until 2011!

  • Rooselk

    That's great news. Although I am a diehard Sounders supporter, I live half way between Seattle and Vancouver. I can't wat until 2011!