Vikes eye matchup with Vancouver Whitecaps

Whitecaps FC will play the Vikes as part of their preseason preparations

The University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team will take on the Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Feb. 15.

This is the 10th meeting between the two clubs.

Kickoff is 2 p.m. at UVic’s Centennial Stadium.

Whitecaps FC will play the Vikes as part of their preseason preparations.

Prior to their island visit, the ‘Caps will open preseason in Tucson, Arizona, taking part in the Desert Friendlies.

“This is an important event that my players and the Island community looks forward to every year,” said Vikes head coach Bruce Wilson, who is in his 27th season with the club.

Last year, Whitecaps FC defeated the Vikes 1-0 at Centennial Stadium. Since 2005, Vancouver holds the edge with a 7-1-1 record.

Pre-sale ticket rates are available online until noon on Feb.13. All other ticket purchases can be made at the gate. Ticket rate information is available at govikesgo.com/whitecaps.