UPDATE: Sounds like the Portland Timbers hired the Caps screenwriter. Timbers win home opener 4-2 amid electric atmosphere
So just as the most cynical were thinking up bon mots for Teitur’s early demise as it hit 3-0 and the team looked doomed to their second goalless loss, chapter two of the success story started writing itself.
I made a late decision to go with my daughter after watching the VFC U16 girls win their Cup game over SurDel and picked up excellent seats just off the halfway line, five rows up for $40 each. I now think I got a deal because section 225 must be the designated “arrive late and come and go as much as you like during the game” section.
Throw in the resurrection of Winger, now in proper mascot couture and re-named Spike for some reason and the stage was set for a letdown atmosphere-wise. Even the drummers I’d been led to believe were simply season ticket holders were now involved in the pre- game, on field festivities (were they also involved last game? Didn’t notice).
But it still worked. Obviously, scoring three straight, two in injury time, to tie the game really tightened up the storyline but the general energy and innate fan involvement continued to be what defines the experience of a Whitecaps home game.
Two home games, two perfect scripts.
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