Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/22/13

If there’s any group of sports fans that have a worse inferiority complex than NHL fans, it’s obviously MLS fans. It makes sense that both groups of fans — both of which are extremely devoted — feel a little bit jaded. When it comes to popularity of major sports in America, these two are on the outside looking in. What happens, though, when you pit soccer fans against hockey fans? Well, we have found out, thanks to the city of Vancouver. If you do a little bit of Internet digging (read the comments), you’ll find that there are plenty of fans of the MLS’ Vancouver Whitecaps who obviously feel that the Canucks get the most of the city’s love. This makes sense, of course, considering it’s hockey in Canada. Duh. Even so, Whitecaps fans appear pretty jaded, and there have been plenty of instances with those fans trying to prove that they’re the better fans. That’s a stupid argument because who cares, but that’s besides the point. Anyway, the team is getting in on the fun now, too. Things started simply enough Wednesday when the Canucks tweeted a picture of the speakers in their home, Rogers Arena. That’s where things got catty. @VanCanucks Ever wonder what makes all the noise in @bcplace? ow.ly/i/2Wgk7— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) August 21, 2013 Well, that seems a little unwarranted, no? Congratulations to the Vancouver Whitecaps, though, for making the Canucks seem like a borderline sympathetic figure in this ridiculously petty Twitter beef. Photo of the Day Yasiel Puig was on time Wednesday like everyone else! Good for him! Tweet of the Day Thank you for sharing, Joe. I had come upstairs to the clubhouse restroom when Davis hit his home run. But I did hear it.— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) August 22, 2013 Video of the Day Don’t look now, but the fourth-place Yankees are red-hot, thanks to plays like this. Your browser does not support iframes. Filed under: Daily Blend, Soccer, Top Stories, Vancouver Canucks

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