'Caps Chronicle: Playing from the stomach
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Today’s GOAL! section in The Province provides us a bevy of content.
Interested in getting to know Whitecaps FC midfielder Davide Chiumiento better? The ‘Caps leader in assists this season sat down for a one-on-one interview and revealed some interesting answers. Chiumiento highlights, “For me, it’s just to enjoy and don’t think about anything. I’m a player from the stomach” (Marc Weber – The Province).
Marc Weber also brings us an interesting tale about going on the road to Portland with a group of fans who’ve branded themselves “The Handbags” (Marc Weber – The Province).
Next season the ‘Caps welcome Martin Rennie as head coach. In this article, the Scotsman details how his business background has helped him in coaching. “I was around managers and owners – very driven, very smart – who knew how to get the best out of people” (Marc Weber – The Province).
Lastly, Jason McWilliams implores fans to join in the chanting and singing at matches (Jason McWilliams – The Province).
There were great stories in The Vancouver Sun too today.
After five matches with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, defender Jordan Harvey has already contributed three assists. “Things have just fallen for me,” said the 5-foot-11, 170-pound left back. “We have great offensive players and when you give them the ball, they’re going to do things with it” (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun).
As Vancouver Whitecaps FC prepare for their next match against Houston Dynamo this Saturday afternoon at Empire Field, captain Jay DeMerit continues to believe that he made the right choice in coming to Vancouver and that the long term perspective still looks bright.“This is where I wanted to be. I came here for the right reasons, and that was to be part of something from the beginning” (Iain MacIntyre – Vancouver Sun).
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-HOUSE:
Yesterday it was announced that Mustapha Jarju and Nizar Khalfan have been called up be their national teams. Learn about when the two ‘Caps players will be headed to Africa and their individual quests to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (whitecapfc.com).
Since it’s our first season in MLS, it’s nice to get to know a bit about the competition. Here, we learn about the short history of the opponent this weekend, Houston Dynamo (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com).
GLOBAL SOCCER NEWS:
With ‘Round 2’ of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF) set to begin this fall, the Canadian men’s national team announced their roster that will see the team host St. Lucia at Toronto’s BMO Field on Sept. 2 before heading to Puerto Rico (Rudi Schuller – MLSsoccer.com).
Big news Canada! Our Canadian women’s side defeated U.S. by a score of 4-2 in the 2011 Homeless World Cup. Read and learn more about the tournament all everything it has to offer, including fixtures and results (Homeless World Cup).
For the second straight week, CONCACAF Champions League action continued in ‘Group Stage’ play. Learn about how Toronto FC’s 1-0 defeat to FC Dallas impacts the standings as the two sides collided in BMO Field this morning. Check out the updated standings as the five MLS teams continue through the tournament in hopes of earning a berth to the 2012 FIFA World Cup (CONCACAF).