The 2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season was the Whitecaps' debut season in Major League Soccer. The MLS club has incorporated the history of its NASL and various lower division predecessors into its marketing campaigns, reflecting 36 years of professional soccer in Vancouver. On March 19, 2011, Vancouver Whitecaps defeated Toronto FC at Empire Field in their league opening match by a score of 4 2. It was the first match between two Canadian clubs in league history. Vancouver Whitecaps gave up the 8,000th goal in league history in the game. The regular season ended at BC Place on October 22, 2011 with a 2 1 loss to Colorado Rapids leaving them in last place overall. Updated September 15, 2011. * = Player is no longer with team Last updated: January 8, 2011 Source: Vancouver Whitecaps FC Official Website Before a six-week winter break, the Whitecaps trained for a week in Oxnard, California.