Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
'Caps sign off at Empire Field
Vancouver Province, September 23rd, 2011 4:53PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, vancouver whitecaps

MOST COMMENTED

They won't miss changing and showering in a trailer, and some of the other less romantic elements of playing at Empire Field, but Vancouver players won't forget their temporary home when they move into B.C. Place next week.

"I feel really comfortable here in Empire," said playmaker Davide Chiumiento prior to a Saturday match against Cascadia Cup rival Seattle that will bring down the curtain. "We had always great supporters and it was a great moment. This season here was always fun and we had a lot of crazy games. We will miss it, but we need to look forward."

The 'Caps have averaged 20,542 fans per game at Empire, third best in the league, and though they are 4-3-5 for the season, they've won the last two at home. They began their MLS adventure with a 4-2 pounding of Canadian rival Toronto at Empire, scored eight goals in their first three home games, and while the quality of play and results weren't always stellar, the crowds were usually large and noisy.

 "We had some roller-coaster games here," said captain Jay DeMerit. "You look to stadiums to do one thing and that's create an atmosphere and an energy, and Empire Field certainly did that for us. To move away and go to B.C. Place is exciting, but this was definitely a fantastic stadium to be a part of."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Pellegrini: David Silva Out Three-Four Weeks    
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini on Thursday confirmed that playmaker David Silva will miss three-to-four weeks ...
Reus Distances Himself from Bayern Ahead of Der Klassiker    
Germany and Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus on Thursday issued a statement distancing himself from a ...
Neymar to Play in 2016 Olympics     
Neymar will be joining the Brazil squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, coach ...
Gerrard Hints at Possible Liverpool Exit     
It's almost unthinkable for Liverpool fans: Could Steven Gerrard really leave the only club he has ...
Report: FA Racking Up Social Media Fines    
Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand on Wednesday became the latest Premier League player to be ...
Real's Navas Seeks Legal Action for Costa Rican Spying    
The Associated Press is reporting Thursday that Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas will take legal action ...
Mandzukic: Guardiola 'Didn't Treat Me with Respect'    
In an interview with Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti, Mario Mandzukic says he is enjoying playing for ...
Roma's Destro to Consider Future     
Mattia Destro on Wednesday cast doubt around his future after scoring the opening goal in AS ...
Allegri: 'Lack of Maturity' Costs Juve     
Despite hitting the woodwork several times and having much the better play throughout, Juventus lost 1-0 ...
Report: Former President Hoeness Warns Bayern     
German daily Bild reports that former Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness, who is currently in prison ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives