Greg Ker­foot

Vancouver Magazine - - Cover Story -

( NEW) OWNER, VANCOUVER WHITE­CAPS

Mr. Foot­ball Not many peo­ple know much about Greg Ker­foot, and he’d like to keep it that way —though it takes a pretty pow­er­ful per­son to turn soc­cer into a thing in North Amer­ica. West Vancouver dwellers might know “Greg” as the guy from their beer-league hockey team, but they won’t likely know him as the mil­lion­aire who saved the Vancouver White­caps’ ego from ex­tinc­tion. Ker­foot took over the team in 2002, in­clud­ing their $100,000 worth of debt and their three full-time sta‘ mem­bers. Now the team has an ac­tive fan base —due largely in part to tick­ets that are sub­stan­tially more a‘ord­able than their Canuck neigh­bours—and MLS ti­tle as­pi­ra­tions that seem within reach.

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