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Vancouver FC looks for victory in Ontario on Saturday

Lower Mainland’s newest pro soccer team back in Langley next weekend for first derby of season

Vancouver’s relatively new pro soccer team is looking to add a point in the win column Saturday afternoon in Ontario.

The Vancouver FC (Eagles) are in Hamilton for an afternoon match up against the Forge FC, after recording a draw last weekend at home against the undefeated Atletico Ottawa.

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Just over a month into their second ever season, the Eagles are sitting with two wins, three losses, and last week’s tie.

VFC is undefeated at home, and after what head coach Afshin Ghotbi hopes will be a triumphant match in Hamilton, the team returns home again for a game next Saturday, May 25 against Vancouver Island’s Pacific FC. It’s the first derby of 2024.

That home game at Willoughby Stadium starts at 3 p.m., and tickets are available ahead of time online.

After that, VFC is off to Winnipeg, to take on Valour, then Toronto to challenge York United.

A special match is planned for Father’s Day on June 16. The team is participating in a country-wide effort to take the game to more people, so VFC will be hosting the Calgary Cavalry in Kelowna, at the Apple Bowl Stadium.

As for tonight’s game in Ontario, VFC’s off-season addition Zach Verhoven could make his 100th career CPL appearance across all competitions if he takes the pitch against Forge.

Verhoven would be the third Eagle to join the Centurion Club this season, following Ben Fisk and Callum Irving.

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