WATCH: the Best of the Preseason

February 17, 2017 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

News Release

VANCOUVER, BC - It's almost time.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC are now less than a week away from getting things started for real against New York Red Bulls in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals (Leg 1: February 22 at Red Bull Arena, Leg 2: March 2 at BC Place) - tickets on sale now.

The 'Caps posted a 2W-2L-2D record in the preseason, which included a 10-day trip in Wales followed by the Timbers Preseason Tournament in Portland. It's been a productive month on many levels, particularly with getting players up to speed from a fitness perspective. It also produced some highlight-reel stuff, and a big time announcement, as you can see below.

BEST NEWS

The 'Caps have found their new Designated Player striker: and his name is Fredy Montero. Check out Montero's highlight package below, if you haven't already. You won't regret it.

BEST GRIT

Talk about putting your body on the line. Cole Seiler, take a bow.

73' Nothing gets past Seiler! #VWFC pic.twitter.com/AqxLurpwHn

- Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) February 13, 2017

BEST INTRODUCTION

Yordy Reyna's first goal in a Whitecaps FC uniform was easy on the eyes, that's for sure.

70' GOOOOAALLLLL! Reyna puts the 'Caps up 1-0! #VWFC pic.twitter.com/gATbXfkTm4

- Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) February 12, 2017

BEST ASSIST

I could watch this play all day. Kekuta Manneh put on an absolute clinic against Bristol City's U-23s, including this juggling act that led to Alphonso Davies' second goal.

Better angle of Manneh's brilliance the other day, leading to Davies' second goal. #VWFC #WhitecapsFC pic.twitter.com/kd9mY6IOLo

- Farhan Devji (@farhandevji) February 4, 2017

BEST SAVE (x2)

David Ousted looking like he's in midseason form.

70' Ousted x2! The 'Caps keeper comes up with two huge back-to-back saves, keeping the score at 2-0 for Portland. #VWFC pic.twitter.com/IraCNa6FNi

- Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) February 16, 2017

BEST STRIKE

"The Bug" continued his strong preseason on Wednesday night vs. Portland Timbers with this perfectly-placed free kick.

80' GOOOOOOAL #VWFC! el Bicho puts it right in the top corner to cut the Timbers lead in half, 2-1 pic.twitter.com/rzH1BBaMXZ

- Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) February 16, 2017

BEST SKILLZ

I've always got time for a back heel. Always.

47' Great touch by Barnes to de Jong who wins the free kick #VWFC pic.twitter.com/tREea3RR1i

- Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) February 12, 2017

BEST TACKLE

Matias Laba doing what he does best: getting stuck in.

15' Hard tackle comes in from none other than Matias Laba. #VWFC pic.twitter.com/8UvDGbQLyt

- Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) February 10, 2017

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