'Caps Chronicle: Koffie Crisp
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Following a 1-0 victory over Houston Dynamo this past weekend, 19-year old ‘Caps midfielder Gershon Koffie continues to gain high praise throughout MLS circles. Luke Wileman writes, “On Saturday, Koffie put on a typically tenacious and athletic display. The ball-winning midfielder was able to break up the play and hold his own against the much more experienced Houston duo of Adam Moffat and Geoff Cameron” (Luke Wileman – TSN).
With Vancouver Whitecaps FC now having a week off before their next match against New York Red Bulls, the ‘Caps ‘Twitter’ habits have been made a focal point of conversation. In this humourous perspective, Russell Berrisford unveils his marks on which ‘Caps players measure up in the social media stakes (Russell Berrisford – Vancouver Sun).
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 (MLSsoccer.com).
Just because summer is coming to a close, doesn’t mean Vancouver Whitecaps FC camps are finished. “The Whitecaps are bringing back their camp to Beban Park’s Gyro Youth Sports Fields on Sept. 10-11” (Greg Sakaki – Nanaimo News Bulletin).
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:
Coming off an impressive clean sheet performance, Vancouver Whitecaps FC defenders Jay DeMerit and Alain Rochat looked strong in-front of ‘keeper Joe Cannon. Head coach Tom Soehn highlights, “They complement each other. One’s a ball winner, and one’s a really technical guy. The two of them together have worlds of experience and that’s what this team craves” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).
With the completion of the 2011 Homeless World Cup in Paris, France, the Canadian men’s and women’s team experienced a journey of a lifetime while playing a sport they loved. Check out their results, stories, and a complete recap of all the action as the ‘red and white’ represented Canada proudly (Jamieson Brooks - 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).
With Vancouver Whitecaps FC only having one match left at Empire Field on September 24 against Seattle Sounders FC, check out the progress that is being made on BC Place as the ‘Caps prepare to move into their new home starting on October 2 (bcplacestadium.com).
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 (Canada Soccer).