The Vancouver Whitecaps season kicks off March 6th and the team is making an unusual request to fans heading down to B.C. place.
The Caps will be taking on the Montreal Impact in their home opener and there is one player who catches everyone’s attention.
The Impact’s Didier Drogba.
The Whitecaps released a letter on Sunday asking fans to come to the game not to watch Drogba, but to support the blue and white.
“Come see Matias Laba or Kendall Waston make a signature tackle, and to see Kekuta Manneh blistering down the wing. Come to chant David Ousted’s name after a world-class save, and to be brought to your feet by Pedro Morales and Cristian Techera. Come to root for the Canadians, the likes of Russell Teibert, Fraser Arid, and Sam Adekugbe.
Come representing the home team. Don’t come wearing another club’s jersey. If you come representing the opponent, do not expect to be welcomed with open arms. Come for the team that plays for you and your city, our city – Vancouver.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come to the match early.