We love Cascadia! Oh yes we do!
May 27, 2012 11:45 AM Subscribe
posted by salishsea (19 comments total)
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The latest match in North American soccer's Cascadia Cup was played yesterday between the Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps, and the atmosphere was amazing
Since the mid 1970s, teams in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland have maintained a fierce rivalry. It has lasted through the rise and demise of four leagues
and, with last year's expansion of Major League Soccer, it now takes place within the MLS, North America's highest level professional league.
In 2004, the 30th anniversary of the rivalry, the supporters of all three clubs created the Cascadia Cup,
which is awarded to the team that has the best result against the other two. Although there are other intra-league rivalry cups
played for within the MLS
, the Cascadia Cup is the oldest and best supported by fan groups.
The rivalry is powered by the rabid devotion of the main active supporters groups in the three cities. Vancouver's Southsiders
, Seattle's Emerald City Supporters
and Portland's Timbers Army
continue to feed the rivalry making derby matches among the most incredible sporting events in North America.