Quote of the Day

"We said from the start we wanted the atmosphere to evolve organically, and it did. We did our little bit at the start, and then the people of Vancouver took over and just made a party -- and what a party it was."
-- MLS Whitecaps CEO Paul Barber, on the team’s debut Saturday, a 4-2 win over Toronto FC. (VANCOUVER SUN, 3/20)
Monday March 21, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 131 Print This Issue

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