Drop by the Mexican Food Restaurant La Casita Gastown to watch all Vancouver Whitecaps FC games on a big screen. We will have lots of drink and menu specials for you to enjoy. Bring your friends, family and coworkers and experience the true meaning of “GOOD TIMES”
In March 2011, Vancouver Whitecaps FC kicked off their first season in Major League Soccer at Empire Field, defeating Toronto FC 4-2 in an exciting and riveting match. The club made a coaching change in May 2011 placing Tom Soehn as interim head coach. In August 2011, the club announced the hiring of Martin Rennie as head coach for the 2012 season. The ‘Caps closed Empire Field in October 2011 and moved to BC Place, where they played four matches to finish their inaugural MLS season.
The ‘Caps started their second season on March 10, 2012 at BC Place against expansion side, and Canadian rivals, Montreal Impact at BC Place with a 2–0 victory. The 2012 season saw Whitecaps FC make a big turnaround as an MLS club. Among their achievements that season was setting a new MLS record for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal to start a season at 427. Whitecaps FC joined the government of British Columbia and the University of British Columbia (UBC) on September 6, 2012 in announcing the construction of the National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) on the campus of UBC. On October 21, 2012, they became the first Canadian club to reach the MLS Cup Playoffs after securing fifth place in the Western Conference standings. Whitecaps FC played their first-ever MLS postseason match and scored their first-ever goal in the MLS Cup Playoffs through Darren Mattocks on November 1, 2012. However, Vancouver’s maiden venture into the MLS playoffs was brief, as defending MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy defeated the ‘Caps 2-1 in the Western Conference First Round Knockout match in Carson, California.
As in their two previous seasons, the ‘Caps began their 2013 campaign against Canadian competition, this time facing off against Toronto FC as they did to open their inaugural season. Similarly to those previous years, Vancouver were once again victorious, with a goal from midfielder Gershon Koffie leading the Blue and White to a 1-0 win. The ‘Caps were dealt a blow, however, as captain Jay DeMerit ruptured his Achilles tendon just six minutes into the season opener and would not return until September.
Among the more noteworthy moments of the season was a first ever victory over LA Galaxy on May 11, led by the first two career goals for Residency product Russell Teibert, as well as a first win against rivals Seattle Sounders FC on July 6 at BC Place. The ‘Caps later earned a 4-1 win over the Sounders on October 9 at CenturyLink Field – in which rookie Kekuta Manneh became the first Whitecaps FC player and youngest MLS player ever to score a hat-trick. As it turned out, that result also sealed a fourth Cascadia Cup title for the ‘Caps – making them the winningest club in competition history – and the first trophy since joining MLS.
An inability to produce results in September eventually led Vancouver to miss the playoffs; however, the club did have much to celebrate in their season finale at BC Place. Facing Colorado Rapids on October 27, striker Camilo Sanvezzo scored his first career hat-trick in a 3-0 win, giving the Brazilian the MLS Golden Boot as the league’s top scorer with 22 goals. The last match of the season also saw a symbolic changing of the guard on the ‘Caps backline. Residency product Sam Adekugbe started and played in his first career professional match at left back while South Korean legend Young-Pyo Lee bid farewell with his final match at right back before retiring. Following the season, it was announced that head coach Martin Rennie would not have his contract renewed. In December 2013, Carl Robinson was appointed head coach, and the club won its fourth consecutive MLS season opener at BC Place on March 8, 2014, defeating New York Red Bulls 4-1. During their fourth year in MLS, the club celebrated Vancouver’s 40th season of professional soccer, and the city’s 28th consecutive season. Whitecaps FC are the longest running professional soccer club in United States and Canadian history. The 2014 season came to an end with a second MLS Cup playoff berth, as the ‘Caps again fell in the Knockout Round in a 2-1 defeat at FC Dallas.
First round of fresh tortilla chips with two deadly salsas is on us.
We will refill your glass with any of these soft drinks as many times as you want for free:
– regular cola
– diet cola
– lemon pop
– ginger ale
– club soda
– raspberry iced tea
– cranberry beverage
– clamato beverage
Check out our weekly specials:
$8 and $10 Lunch Specials
$7 double caesars
$3 El Jimador Margaritas
$2.50 Tacos: Fish, Carnita, Chorizo, Chicken & Awesome Veggie Mix
$4.50 Tecate beer in a tall can
$5 Corona bottles
$4 Budweiser or Kokanee Gold draft beer
$10 Bulldogs – margarita with 100% agave tequila and Coronita
FREE space for parties and events
FREE meal for the birthday person with a table of 7 or more
GIFT CARDS of any value
Proudly serving our customers since 1995!
La Casita Gastown
Mexican Food Restaurant
101 West Cordova str, V6B 1E1
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Phone: 604 646 2444