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No New Name Awaits Whitecaps

"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 [Capozzi] 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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