Instead of soccer, the Whitecaps played Connect 4 against their opponent this weekend

Mar 15 2020, 7:03 pm

COVID-19 has brought professional sports to a halt in North America, but that didn’t stop the Vancouver Whitecaps from competing this weekend.

At a social distance, of course.

The Whitecaps, who were supposed to play the Colorado Rapids Saturday at BC Place, instead challenged their opponent to a game of Connect 4.

The teams’ official Twitter accounts played the popular children’s game using emojis, making the best of a bad situation.

It began with the announcement of the Whitecaps’ starting formation…

Followed by both the US and Canadian anthems, with O Canada sung by Marie Hui.

As you might have guessed, it was a back-and-forth match, with both teams trading chances.

And the winner is…

The Whitecaps defeated the Rapids, exposing their back line to diagonally connect four blue dots to win the match, which took 39 minutes to complete.

And their supporters? Well, they were loving it:

For a full post-match report, check out Whitecaps blog AFTN, which covered it in full (seriously).