The schedule is out and with 86 days until kick-off @ RAP the season is taking shape [Full fixture list below]
Unusually this year we open the seasons at home hosting the Seattle Sounders U-23 squad on May 12th - the former Tacoma Tide who were bought in the off-season by the MLS club as part of their development system. This means all three Cascadian MLS clubs now have development teams in the PDL.
The downside of the schedule is that we then have the Whitecaps for the first of two home encounters (May 13, June 9) the next day due to the unbalanced schedule created for this eight-team conference. The return fixture will be our final game of the regular season, Sunday July 8th when the Buoys will try to top the 2011 supporters road trip with an even larger presence away to the Whitecaps U23 squad.
The flip-side of the unbalanced schedule is that we make two trips to Abbotsford to play the Fraser Valley Mariners (June 3, July 2).