'Caps Chronicle: Portland Timbers build-up

Whitecaps FC in the news - August 18

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

After Portland Timbers suffered a 3-1 loss to Sporting KC last night, Portland Timbers will return home this weekend for a big match-up with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. With the two teams meeting for the first time in Major League Soccer (MLS) competition, here is Portland’s view on the ‘Caps travelling down the I-5 (Stephen Alexander – Portland Tribune).

Are you an MLS draft fanatic who loves to look back on draft day and examine the players both teams selected? Like to see how your team is evaluated on issues like best mascot and coaching? Here is an interesting read that compares almost everything between Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Marc Weber – The Province).

With Whitecaps FC season ticket renewals kicking off yesterday, “Vancouver Whitecaps season ticket prices will increase slightly next season to cover higher operating costs at BC Place, Caps chief executive Paul Barber said Wednesday”(Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun).

Enjoy watching Whitecaps FC forward Omar Salgado play? This report examines the development the 17-year old is being put through in order to earn a spot on the roster each and every week. “Everybody has to earn the right to play,” Soehn said. “It doesn’t matter what your title is or when you were drafted. You earn your wings every day.”

WHITECAPS FC RADIO:

Make sure you listen to ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio throughout the week as he connectswith 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:

With the 2011 Homeless World Cup set to kick-off on Saturday in Paris, "Canada’s Homeless World Cup team got a big send-off on Tuesday before a journey of a lifetime to Paris, France, and members of Vancouver Whitecaps FC were on hand to show their support. The Homeless World Cup began in 2003, with a tournament in Graz, Austria, with the aim of giving homeless people worldwide a chance to reintegrate into society through sport” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

Want all the latest news on Whitecaps FC season ticket prices? With BC Place almost finished, it’s time to gear up for another MLS campaign as the ‘Caps prepare to move into their new home (whitecapsfc.com).

Want to look back between some of the best matches between Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC? Read this historic breakdown to see if you can decode this week’s match-up and remember some of the battles that have taken place between the two sides (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com).