'Caps Chronicle: Keeping fit

Whitecaps FC in the news - August 23, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Just because the Vancouver Whitecaps FC women’s team have concluded their 2011 W-League season, doesn’t mean it’s time to stop exercising. In this article, Whitecaps FC and Canadian international player Kaylyn Kyle highlights the importance of keeping fit and setting proper goals (Jaclyn Law – Best Health).

Sticking with the Whitecaps FC women, many players are now back at school playing for their collegiate teams. Among them is Sydney Leroux, who has been tabbed as an early candidate for NCAA player of the year honours (UCLA Athletics).

What does Denis Hamlett have in common with the name Albert Einstein? Find out in this story about the ‘Caps coach returning to his old stomping grounds (Jennifer Beekman – Gazette.net).

Whitecaps FC striker Eric Hassli has been enjoying a successful season on the pitch. Off the pitch, the “French forward “fell in love” with the city as soon as he arrived in March, and did the same with his Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the style of play in Major League Soccer” (Matthew Sekeres – Globe and Mail).

Want an interesting opinion from one of Canada’s top sports broadcasters? Luke Wileman reflects on this past weekend’s match and looks forward to the upcoming clash with Houston Dynamo: “The rivalry between the two teams dates back to 1975 in the days of the NASL, and more recently has been played out at the second division level of North American soccer. Last weekend, as the teams met for the first time in MLS the opportunity was there for some fascinating theatre, set against the backdrop of one of the most unique atmospheres you are likely to find in sports” (Luke Wileman – TSN).

Legend sighting!!! Vancouver Whitecaps FC club ambassador Carl Valentine has been spotted in Kamloops this week taking part in Whitecaps FC summer camps (Kamloops This Week).

WHITECAPS FC 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-HOUSE:

Did you like Camilo’s goal against Timbers on Saturday night? ‘O Magico’ needs your votes to win ‘Goal of the Week’ (whitecapsfc.com).

In continuing with our series of stadium tours around MLS, take a peak at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Oregon! Here is where the Timbers play each and every home match (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).

The EA Sports ‘One to Watch’ segment focuses here on Whitecaps FC Residency defender Daniel Stanese (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

GLOBAL SOCCER UPDATE:

Want to know how the Canadian men’s and women’s teams are faring at the 2011 Homeless World Cup in Paris, France? Check out their fixtures, schedules, and results to keep track of their performance (Homeless World Cup).

Trying to keep up to date with ‘2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League’ action? The five MLS squads in the tournament went undefeated in their first matches in the ‘Group Stage’ and will look to repeat their results this week (CONCACAF).