'Caps Chronicle: Fan-tastic

Whitecaps FC in the news - August 31, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Think Whitecaps FC deserve all the attention? No way! In this piece, ‘Caps fans get featured. Plus, find out who Jay DeMerit has invited to come out: "I know he's a soccer fan, so let's get him out" (Kimiya Shokoohi – Vancouver Courier).

Want to see some awesome photos that were taken from Saturday’s home match against Houston Dynamo? The Vancouver Sun has put together a nice collection for your pleasure (Vancouver Sun).

Also, with Whitecaps FC midfielder Nizar Khalfan and striker Mustapha Jarju both on international duty, the ‘Caps have been tracked closely in Africa (Modou Lamin Beyai - West Coast Radio).

Finally, one more feature on ‘Caps striker Long Tan. Marc Weber writes, “It was just the fifth appearance of the season for Tan, the 23-year old from Dalian, China. But the former youth international has been quietly impressing in practice and in the MLS reserve league, where he has three goals and an assist in seven games” (Marc Weber – The Province).

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 this week. You can listen right now on teamradio.ca or find the podcast you are looking for right 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 THE HOUSE:

Have any questions about Whitecaps FC season ticket renewals? Check out this video that features ‘Director of Ticket Sales’, Roberto Cabrone, in this video with Carl Valentine. “On August 23, Vancouver Whitecaps FC launched season ticket sales for new customers for the club’s 2012 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, which includes all regular season home matches and Nutrilite Canadian Championship home matches in 2012” (Carly Thorson-Jokic & Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

Have you heard of the Youth Sport Navigators? Whitecaps FC took part in a great event on Sunday, the 2nd annual KidSport Fair Trade Community Soccer Match! (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)

Alright Whitecaps FC fans, ‘keeper Joe Cannon needs your help! Cannon was nominated for ‘Save of the Week’ and you can vote right now to help him win! Check out all five saves during ‘Week 24’ action and remember that voting closes on Thursday at 11:59pm PT (whitecapsfc.com).

Shop at Sears Home Services? Camilo does! He also played hours of  foosball at Sears in Coquitlam Centre, as well as signing autographs, taking pictures, and bringing plenty of smiles to the crowd (Jenna Visram & Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).  

Are your kids dreading going back to school? Maybe the ‘Caps can help! Check out Vancouver Whitecaps FC gear that will allow the kids to look great and show off their favourite soccer club! From t-shirts, hoodies, hats, jerseys, and other awesome attire, back to school shopping has never been easier  (whitecapsfc.com).

Also, don’t forget Vancouver Whitecaps FC is on Facebookand Twitter@ ‘WhitecapsFC’ and ‘WhitecapsMatch’ to get all the updates, information, latest stories, and live match updates.

CANADIAN SOCCER REPORT:

With the Canadian men’s 2014 CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers starting this Friday at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, Canada needs to win their group in order to advance to the next round. Get all the info you need to help follow and cheer the ‘red and white’ into Brazil 2014 (Canadian Soccer).

The 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament will be held at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC, from January 19 to 29, 2012. Tournament packages will go on sale September 9, 2011, with affordable prices featuring an average ticket price of just under $6.50 per match across 15 matches in eight days of world class soccer” (whitecapsfc.com).