Playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps from 2003 – 2004 were two of the best years of my life [Jeremie Piette]. I remember hearing for the first few days from so many people how Vancouver is often ranked #1 place in the world to live. The sites and the people are just next level. From the beach and ocean, surrounded by pine trees and mountains all around. Then some of the best people I have ever known. Loyal people who to this day would help me out if I needed it, and I would do the same for them.
To this day I probably bring up Vancouver once a month to someone. Either telling a story about being there or persuading someone to go visit. This is definitely one city that deserved to get an MLS team. The amount of people that love football/soccer due to the diverse backgrounds and then just a place to share with footballers who get to travel there for games.
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Jeremie Piette from player to the trainer, is now running one of the top 20 soccer/football blogs in the World. With 20,000 readers per month educating soccer parents and players on just about everything you can think of. From soccer technique, psychology, injuries, nutrition, fitness, soccer parenting, confidence, college recruiting and early stage development. There have also been hundreds of soccer players, both boys and girls who have received college scholarships while training with GFT.