Cascadia Cup 2021 tiebreaker scenarios

Earlier this year, the representatives of the Cascadia Cup Council confirmed that the Cup would indeed be awarded in 2021 after a balanced schedule that allowed for supporters to attend in person was made available. After five of the qualifying six matches, the winner of the Cup will be determined by the result of the final match between the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps on November 7, 2021, with multiple tiebreaker scenarios in play.

Potential results are as follows:

Scenario A: Seattle wins or draws on 11/7: Seattle wins
Scenario B: Vancouver wins by 3 or fewer on 11/7: Seattle wins
Scenario C: Vancouver wins by 4 on 11/7: Vancouver wins
Scenario D: Vancouver wins by 5+ on 11/7: Vancouver wins

Tiebreaker rules for the Cascadia Cup are as follows:

Tiebreaker 1: Greater number of points earned in matches between teams concerned
Tiebreaker 2: Greater goal difference in matches between teams concerned
Tiebreaker 3: Greater number of goals scored in matches between teams concerned

As such, Scenario A is clear: a Seattle victory or draw makes them the winner with the most points.

For Scenario B (Vancouver wins on 11/7 by 3 or fewer), all 3 teams will be even on 6 points, therefore the goal difference tie-breaker would be calculated among all three teams. If Vancouver wins by 3, GD would be Seattle +2, Vancouver 0, Portland -2, resulting in Seattle named the victor.

For Scenario C (Vancouver wins by 4 on 11/7), all 3 teams will be even on 6 points, the goal difference tie-breaker would be calculated among all three teams yielding a further tie as Seattle and Vancouver will both be +1 (Portland -2). Therefore only Seattle and Vancouver would be considered in the next tiebreaker, with Vancouver’s victory on 11/7 being +4, giving Vancouver the Cup.

For Scenario D (Vancouver wins by 5 or more on 11/7), GD is among all teams, with Seattle at 0, Vancouver at +2, and Portland at -2, resulting in Vancouver securing the Cup.

We hope this clarifies any questions or concerns about the awarding of the 2021 Cascadia Cup.

The Cascadia Cup is back for 2021

At long last, the representatives of the Cascadia Cup Council have determined that due to the relaxation of pandemic-related fan restrictions at matches, combined with the opportunity to create a balanced Cup schedule, the Cascadia Cup will have a 2021 champion. The Emerald City Supporters, Timbers Army, and Vancouver Southsiders have discussed all possible options, and the schedule will include:

  • 8/15 Seattle @ Portland
  • 8/29 Portland @ Seattle
  • 9/10 Portland @ Vancouver
  • 10/9 Vancouver @ Seattle
  • 10/20 Vancouver @ Portland
  • 11/7 Sounders @ Vancouver

Should future matches be postponed or see significant changes regarding attendance of supporters, the Cascadia Cup Council may amend this plan, but we are hopeful that the Cup will be awarded this year as intended. 

Cascadia Cup 2021

Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Vancouver, BC, April 16, 2021 — As the 2021 MLS season begins, representatives of the Cascadia Cup Council are still working through the details on how to award the 2021 Cascadia Cup, given pandemic restrictions in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.

At this time, many MLS teams (including Seattle and Portland) are not allocating tickets to away supporters or promoting away travel, and Vancouver will, at least temporarily, play “home” games at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT with no fans in attendance.

The Emerald City Supporters, Timbers Army, and Vancouver Southsiders continue to evaluate options on how to properly award the supporter-owned and -driven Cup using the most fair methodology, and expect to make an updated announcement in, or before, July 2021.

2021 Membership

For those who wish to renew their 2021 membership, you can do so now for $30 plus online transaction fees where applicable.

The membership package and other renewal options will be finalized at the next Southsiders Board meeting on May 6th, 2021.

Please note: there is currently no merchandise attached to this $30 registration fee and the Board is considering other 2020-2021 membership transfers due to the current situation. 

New members for 2021 will get the existing 2020 scarf. 
Click here  for more information. 

2021 Southsiders Executive

Many thanks to all who participated in the 2021 Annual General Meeting on April 11th – the first to be done online.

The following are your 2021 Executive:

Peter Czimmermann – President & Secretary 
Shayne Grimmer- Vice President & Director of Gameday Operations (TIFO/Stadium)
Steve Maddess – Treasurer
Craig McCulloch – Director of Communications  
Tony Santos – Director of Membership & Recruitment 
Dim McNami – Creative Director (Merchandise)
Cameron Prior – Director of Events & Away Travel (Partnerships)
Greg Petrie – Ombudsman 


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Annual General Meeting of the Members of The Vancouver Southsiders Soccer Supporters Society (the “Society”) will be a virtual meeting held online on April 11, 2021, at 4:00pm for the following purposes:

1. To receive and consider the report of the Directors, and the financial statements of the Society for the financial year ended December 31, 2020 (copy available for inspection upon request);

2. To waive the appointment of an Auditor for the ensuing year;

3. OR To appoint an Auditor for the ensuing year;

4. To elect Directors for the year; and

5. To conduct such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

DATED effective as of the 28th day of March, 2021

Let them play

Major League Soccer, the message from the supporters is simple:

Let them play.

Supporters’ statement

Cascadia Cup update

Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Vancouver, BC, June 22, 2020 — Shortly after the formal announcement of the “MLS is Back Tournament,” representatives of the Cascadia Cup Council unanimously agreed that matches played behind closed doors, including any future matches played in MLS stadiums where supporters are not present, will not count towards Cascadia Cup Standings in 2020. In order to continue the supporter-owned, supporter-driven Cascadia Cup’s tradition of competitive balance, each club must complete both home and away matches against each of the other clubs, and the 2020 season will be measured in the same manner as any prior season where all three teams were in the same league. As always, the Cascadia Cup Council and the supporter groups it represents stand with the MLSPA.

Happy New 2020 Season

Hello Southsiders and fellow supporters,

The 2020 Season is here. It’s really here. It’s been a long off-season. Things have changed.

I’m personally super excited about how things are shaping up for the season, both with the club and with our group.

I usually send out a list of promises and a vision for the next season but, this year, I will just tell you what we got for you.

Despite the ups and downs we have had  in the past, we always organize ourselves around the things that brought us together in the first place. We try to do more, to be part of our community, to have initiatives beyond our core responsibilities, but we are always true to our roots – check our membership manifesto.

Representing and guiding our membership this year is our elected executive board with a couple of newcomers: Sonia taking over the Club Treasurer position and Dani covering our communications. Coming back are Cameron dealing with our partnerships, events and away ticketing, Dylan in a new role as membership director, Dim handling our creative needs, Tom organizing stadium operations,  with myself covering the secretary duties and home ticketing. Last but not least, Greg, your ombudsperson is keeping an eye on us. 

Feel free to reach out to any of us if you have any questions or concerns regarding anything:

We’ve been working hard bringing everybody up to speed in their roles and making sure all anyone has to worry about is showing up and being a part of who we are and what we do as supporters.

This season marks a new era for Whitecaps supporters: the introduction of a new General Admission section. We have fought for this for quite a while and we are looking forward to reaping the benefits. This will provide a space to replicate the strong united support during Cascadia derby matches in Seattle and Portland. This new critical mass will help spread the same songs across all the supporter’s sections on both sides of the tunnel. It is crucial: You do not have to be in GA to be a member or to participate! The plan is to set up the capo and drum a few rows up around the railing, to allow room supporters keen on supporting from the front rows. Similar to last year, but a section closer to the tunnel. I can’t wait!
Check out our guide to GA

I already have my eyes on the next milestones: grow GA to more sections and start the conversations on safe standing.

Regarding some non-stadium activities:

We are back on the Granville Strip – our new home pub is Dublin Calling with overflow possibilities above and below. It will be a great place to meet up both pre-match supporters warm-up and post-match celebratory drinks and discussions. The new spot provides us a great possibility to bring some life into our march. We plan to leave the corner of Smithe and Granville 15 minutes prior to the opening of the gates at BC Place.

In summary, I am going with a cliché: Being a supporter is the only permanent job in soccer. Guess what? We are “hiring!” Become a Southsider, join us, chant with us, wave flags, make a difference. Home and away, rain or shine.

See you on game days. In the pub, on the march, in the stands, together.

Loyal to the Caps, we’ll be.


PS. First Kick March at 5:45pm! First kick info


And just like that, the pre-season is over!  We may have lost a couple, but we won MORE!  Now we can get down to business! ⚽

First kick is happening THIS Saturday, February 29th.  Our pre-game warm-up will be at your Vancouver Southsider Home Pub – Dublin Calling, on the corner of Granville and Smithe.  Join our fellow Southsiders here and raise a pint with your fellow supporters to kick-off this season with a bang! 🧨💥

📣Warm up your voice with the march, now back on Granville and Robson, leaving our home pub at 5:45pm

Burn Your Bill will be in effect! 🔥

In case you missed the pre-season party this past Saturday, we will have a discounted merch table of fantastic swag from years past.  Select sizes only on certain items.  These items will be on display from 1:30 to 5:00.

Still need to renew your 2020 Southsider membership?  The table will be set up from 2:00 to 5:15.

Please arrive early!! We expect a larger than usual crowd.  Dublin Calling will be open at noon, and Prost Haus (upstairs) will be open for overflow at 3pm.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!