"If we were to scrap the name, the most devastated guy would be yours truly. [General manager Denny Veitch
] was driving into Vancouver over the Lions Gate Bridge and looked at
the snow-capped mountains and the sea below and thought, 'whitecaps,' [Owner] Herb
] said they got the name from the caps on his teeth. I've
used that line myself." Vancouver coach and original Whitecap player Bob Lenarduzzi
, relaying how his father-in-law Veitch came up with the Whitecaps name back in 1974 and
hoping the 2011 MLS franchise keeps the moniker.
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