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Vancouver Whitecaps Tours of England

Watford v Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada) 1981

Canadian NASL side Vancouver Whitecaps travelled to England twice in the early eighties. Their first tour was a three game tour in March 1980 and less than a year later they returned for another three games. All six games are listed below with the Whitecaps score first.

  • 05/03/80 Leeds United 1-2
  • 10/03/80 Bristol City 0-0
  • 11/03/80 Southampton 1-3
  • 13/03/81 Wycombe Wanderers 4-0
  • 16/03/81 Watford 0-1
  • 18/03/81 Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 

Year in American Soccer 1980 | 1981


Birmingham City v Tampa Bay Rowdies 1980
Here’s another programme cover from the Rowdies Tour of England in 1980. This time it’s the Birmingham City matchday magazine getting all razzamatazz and rowdy. Same couldn’t be said for the game itself, it ended in a 0-0 stalemate, no sudden death shoot-out allowed!

Birmingham City v Tampa Bay Rowdies 1980

Here’s another programme cover from the Rowdies Tour of England in 1980. This time it’s the Birmingham City matchday magazine getting all razzamatazz and rowdy. Same couldn’t be said for the game itself, it ended in a 0-0 stalemate, no sudden death shoot-out allowed!

Tampa Bay Rowdies UK Tour 1980

Nottingham Forest v Tampa Bay Rowdies (USA) 1980

Tampa Bay Rowdies toured the UK as the NASL American Conference Eastern Division Champions in the Autumn of 1980. This programme is from the final fixture of the tour against the reigning European Champions Nottingham Forest. These are the games they played, Rowdies score first.

  • 28/09/80 Luton Town 1-0
  • 01/10/80 Birmingham City 0-0
  • 06/10/80 Linfield (Northern Ireland) 1-3
  • 08/10/80 St Mirren (Scotland) 2-4
  • 11/10/80 Hereford United 1-1
  • 13/10/80 Nottingham Forest 1-7