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Phoenix Suns' Nash on cloud nine after Vancouver Whitecaps debut win

Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash was over the moon after being involved in MLS expansion franchise Vancouver Whitecaps' first-ever win on the weekend.

The Whitecaps won their debut MLS match 4-2 over Canadian rivals Toronto FC at Empire Field on Saturday giving part-owner Nash and the franchise a perfect start .

The 37-year old Canadian admitted he did not feel like an owner on Saturday but rather just a fan and hopes the side can add to that glorious victory in the near future.

"To come today and see it sold out with all the fans in their colors jumping up and down and enjoying a beautiful sunny day here, it's a dream," he said.

"To be honest, I just feel like a super fan. I've been a fan of the Whitecaps since I was a little boy, as long as I can remember, so to see us back in the top flight in North America is exciting.

"I don't sit there thinking about owning the team," he added. "I sit there thinking about how we are going to build on this lead."

And Nash said it was extremely important for a new club to really understand the game otherwise you will not experience success off the pitch.

"We have a very smart soccer community here," Nash said. "I think the fans really understand the game. This market demands it. The fans don't want you to try and sell them just anything, they want you to put a good product on the field. They love the game as it is. … We're trying to be as authentic as possible while letting the game speak for itself."

Andrew Slevison
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