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Vancouver Whitecaps Against Manchester City Friendly: Roll Call

After Manchester City’s comfortable 2-0 win against Club America Saturday in front of a disappointingly small crowd at San Francisco, City’s tour of North America continues tonight with a friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps at Empire Field. That is, if mother nature cooperates.

Vancouver placed a playing grass surface on top of their astroturf in preparation for today’s friendly, but after heavy rainfall this weekend, they had to postpone their Major League Soccer game just two hours before they were scheduled to play Real Salt Lake this past Saturday. And now they’re in a race against time to drain as much water as possible from the field to make the pitch playable (watch the above video for more insight).

If you are going to the match tonight, let us know in the comments section below.

Plus, If you’re going, please contact me at thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com if you’re interested in writing an article about your experiences at the game, or if you’d like to take some pictures. The best photos and articles will be published on EPL Talk.

The game, which kicks off at 10pm ET, will be shown live on ESPN2, ESPN3.com and ESPN Deportes.

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Diego

    July 19, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I like to know when is the game happening?

  2. craig

    July 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Eric your a c**k fa cup ring any bells ?

    • Eric

      July 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

      “…to have won just about nothing at all..”

      Craig, can you read your bitter? How about 1 trophy in 35?

      • Evan

        July 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

        If you think the only reason to support a club is because of how many trophies they win, then fair play to you.

        but in my opinion that is complete bullsh*t.
        glory hunter.

      • Why!

        July 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

        How about none in 37?

  3. MUFCforlife

    July 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Lets Go Whitecaps!!!

  4. Eric

    July 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    This is how it feels to be City…this is how it feels to be small…this is how it feels to have won just about nothing at all, nothing at all.

    • Evan

      July 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      haha somebody’s obsessed with City…

      • Eric

        July 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

        Not sure how much football you understand Evan…just as you yourself said above….”um. I don’t understand?”

        • Evan

          July 19, 2011 at 9:48 am

          haha.
          Glory Hunter.

    • Yaya T

      July 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      This is how it feels to be City. This is how it feels to be Manc.
      This is how it feels when your team’s not OWNED BY THE BANK.

      Jog on glory hunter.

      • Eric

        July 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

        It’s a smokescreen calling just about any person who comments pro-United or anti-City a glory hunter. Glory hunter I am not, but at least concede that there is more bitterness in your words, if not any truth.

        • Why!

          July 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

          You are a Glory Hunter for one because you are using a City story to impose what you see as some sort of superiority and try to belittle another team using the fact that you follow Utd this in itself is pathetic but fits you well, does it make you feel good about yourself for a change? This is one of the traits of sado’s like you. You follow Utd solely to do this as you feel you can because they are the one of the most successful teams in England, but you won’t follow Liverpool as they are not consistent enough for your needs which is glory so you can keep up your moronic behaviour, it is clear why you choose Utd you are a Glory Hunter plain and simple.
          Have look below this story there is one about a Utd player their is not one City fan commenting on it, in fact look through the entire site you will find the same pattern because unfortunately for Utd they attract people like you, GLORY HUNTERS. The only smoke screen is the reason your gonna say you follow Utd.

  5. Dave

    July 18, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Gaffer,
    Is this game postponed or not????
    I’ve read in 3 different places that it’s postponed for tomorrow, but I’ve also read it’s still happening..

    • Mufc77

      July 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Dave,
      Where did you here the game was Posponed?

      • Dave

        July 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm

        From the BBC
        “1035: FOOTBALL – Manchester City’s friendly with the Vancouver Whitecaps in North America is postponed and moved to Tuesday because of torrential rain. ”

        But Vancouver’s website still shows the game happening, as does other websites.

        • The Gaffer

          July 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

          Not sure what the BBC was thinking, but they definitely had this one wrong. The match hasn’t been postponed and is scheduled to kick off at 10pm ET.

          Cheers,
          The Gaffer

    • MCFChoosier

      July 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      According to the MCFC website, the match is on!

      Mon 18 Jul 2011, 11:31PM
      Posted by Simon Heggie

      Manchester City’s game against Vancouver Whitecaps will be played as scheduled this evening (7pm Pacific time).

      Heavy rainfall in the Canadian city meant Empire Field has undergone around the clock work to clear the surface of water.

      But, following an inspection at 1.30pm local time, the referee and both clubs deemed the pitch playable.

  6. MUFC77

    July 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I think all the city fans said they have to go to Church tonight so they cant make the game.

    • Evan

      July 18, 2011 at 11:03 am

      um. I don’t understand?
      Is that supposed to be funny?

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