'Caps Chronicle: Defensive duo

Whitecaps FC in the news - August 26, 2011

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

As Whitecaps FC prepare to host Houston Dynamo at Empire Field on Saturday, there could be good news on the defensive front. Defenders Alain Rochat and Jay DeMerit may be paired together at centre back for the first time (Marc Weber – The Province).

Looking for a complete breakdown previewing the match? Look no further than the official league website (MLSsoccer.com).

The ‘Caps return to play in front of their home fans after a pair of tough matches on the road. It could be a good opportunity for a win, as Houston have had their own share of struggles away from home (Zach Woosley – Dynamo Theory).

Vancouver will need to be weary of Houston midfielder Brad Davis, who is having an MVP-worthy season(Darrell Lovell – MLSsoccer.com).

MLSsoccer.com recently unveiled a North American Soccer Almanac series. Here, they detail the ups and down of Canadian soccer, including the highs of the NASL Whitecaps (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO

Make sure you listen to ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio throughout the week as he connects with his partner in crime Paul Dolan to discuss a variety of topics. You can listen right now on teamradio.ca or find the podcast you are looking for HERE.

The show is on every Monday to Friday at 3:00 p.m. PT on AM 1410.   

Need even more soccer updates, information, and soccer perspective? Listen live to ‘Full-Time: Vancouver’s Soccer Show’ with Tyler Green and Mike Martignago’ which can be heard every Sunday from 9:00 – 11:00p.m. PT.

WHITECAPS FC IN-HOUSE:

Interested to know about some of the players’ tattoos? This video takes a look at Whitecaps Ink (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

With match-day just around the corner, Simon Fudge details all you need to know heading into Saturday’s contest at Empire Field (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com).

What can you expect to see from this weekend’s opponents? Carl Valentine provides a scouting report on Houston Dynamo (Carl Valentine – whitecapsfc.com).

Don’t forget, your ticket for Saturday also grants you entrance to the PNE. Find out about this and other fan opportunities (Jenna Visram – whitecapsfc.com).

GLOBAL SOCCER NEWS:

The Homeless World Cup continues today. Check to see how our Canadian men and women are doing in Paris (Homeless World Cup).    

Last night CONCACAF Champions League action continued, and MLS remained unbeaten in the group stage as LA Galaxy defeated Costa Rican club Alajuelense 2-0 at the Home Depot Center (Luis Bueno – MLSsoccer.com).