Sports are sports, after all. The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down and suspended all of the major sports leagues. But just because the Major League Soccer season is paused, it doesn’t mean the players can’t still have a little fun. The Vancouver Whitecaps played Connect 4 against their rivals this weekend in lieu of their cancelled soccer game.\nThe game was played live on Twitter for everyone to see and we have to admit, we got pretty fired up.\nOver the weekend, the Vancouver Whitecaps were scheduled to play against the Colorado Rapids. But with the league's current suspension due to COVID-19, that game understandably did not take place and the team couldn’t show off their new jerseys.\nBut just because they couldn’t compete against one another on the field, doesn’t mean they weren't determined to take home that win.\nAccording to the Whitecaps Twitter page, the two teams squared up against one another by playing Connect 4.\nTwitter does not have the game available to download, but that’s what emojis are for.\nBy recreating the board using emojis, the Vancouver Whitecaps were able to challenge the Rapids to a friendly game on Saturday, March 14.\nAt around 10 a.m. local time, the Whitecaps challenged the Rapids and by 4 p.m. the game started. And since Vancouver was the home team, they went first.\nHey, @ColoradoRapids, still up for a “game” today? #VANvCOL. Connect 4. 4pm. You in?— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) March 14, 2020\nBut before any move could be made, the Whitecaps tweeted out a video of Marie Hui singing the national anthem.\nPlease join @mariehui for the singing of our national anthem 🇨🇦#VANvCOL | #VWFC pic.twitter.com/af7WnzvCzC— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) March 14, 2020\nThey even played a video of the American national anthem for their opponents.\nPlease turn up your volume, remove your hats and join us for the playing of the 🇺🇸 anthem.#VANvCOL | #VWFC pic.twitter.com/cdTTNkKxat— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) March 14, 2020\nThe game is hilarious to watch and slowly but surely, the pieces began to fill the virtual Connect 4 board.\nVancouver chose to play as the coveted blue colour while Colorado was forced to play as red.\nAs the home team, we'll go first..Your move, @ColoradoRapids ⬇️ #VANvCOL ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪🔵⚪⚪⚪— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) March 14, 2020\nThe game was intense but after 19 moves, Vancouver was able to secure the win.\nThe fans loved the game and all throughout, Twitter users were commenting in real-time.\n⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪🔵🔴⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪🔴🔵🔵🔵⚪⚪⚪🔵🔵🔵🔴⚪⚪⚪🔴🔵🔴🔵⚪⚪⚪🔴🔴🔵🔴🔴⚪good game 🤜 🤛#VANvCOL | #VWFC— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) March 14, 2020\nFollowed by the game, the Whitecaps posted a highlight video that was even full of commentary voice clips pulled from previous games.\nWHAT. A. GAME.Complete highlights from Saturday's HUGE WIN vs. @ColoradoRapids 🔊#VWFC | #VANvCOL pic.twitter.com/FCDbnkNBz8— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) March 15, 2020\nNeedless to say, this game was everything we didn't know we needed.\nWhitecaps fans have been rejoicing about the win online since it went down over the weekend and honestly, we hope that there are more games like this in the future.\nWhat a fantastic win!— Aidan Calhoun (@MetalCaniacFan) March 15, 2020\nOne person even called the virtual Connect 4 challenge more entertaining than the actual game.\nMore entertaining than an actual game!— Straight Pluggin (@Str8Pluggin) March 15, 2020\nWith new cases of COVID-19 arising every day, a little fun like this is what everyone needed especially since NHL has been cancelled.