"Please accept my apologies that the game didn't happen today, not only for the fans. Yet, I'm upset for the specialized staff, the instructing staff," he said. "[Head coach] John Herdman, toward the start of this window, had 16 instructional courses with the public group among now and Qatar. That number went to 14 today.
"We can't bear to lose these chances to have our men show the exhibition that I know they're equipped for when they go to Qatar."
The men's group has not played on home soil since it beat Jamaica 4-0 in Toronto on March 27 and secured a spot in the World Cup. It's been much longer since the crew played in Vancouver, with its last appearance coming in March 2019, when Canada beat French Guiana 4-1 in CONCACAF Nations League qualifying.