'Caps Chronicle: Waiting in the wings

Whitecaps FC in the news - September 1, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

As the Canadian men’s national soccer team prepares for their opening match in round two of the 2014 CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against St. Lucia, Whitecaps FC continue to improve prospects for the upcoming future. (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)

Among the players to come through the 'Caps Residency program is midfielder Philippe Davies, who has gotten valuable minutes in the PDL and with the reserve team, and now continues to work hard towards to get his first action in MLS. “Phil is still very young and it takes [young players] time to get there," Soehn said. "To his credit, he's been making progress and eventually that could lead to some minutes on the field" (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun).

With three days off, find out what Jay Nolly, Greg Janicki and Alain Rochat did with their free time. You might find the story a little bit fishy (Marc Weber – The Province).

Tomorrow marks one month until Whitecaps FC play their first match at the newly renovated BC Place, which promises to be better than ever (Ed Willes – 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:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have a new trialist hoping to make the squad this season and the former US under-18 international is ready to pave his own path into an MLS uniform. Martin MacMahon writes, “Omar Elmasri looked to be on the brink of making a breakthrough to MLS in 2008 after a successful season with the Chivas USA U-18 team, but then he caught the eye of Mexican side Tigres UANL”(Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

With a new feature, ‘Women’s Weekly’ making its debutyesterday, check out how players from this summer’s edition of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC women are preparing as they return to university for another year of soccer and studies (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com).

“The 2nd Annual KidSport Fair Trade Community Soccer Match took place this past Sunday at Surrey’s Tom Binnie Park in celebration of the resilience and leadership capabilities of KidSport Canada’s “Youth Sport Navigators”.Read all about the event and check out the video! (Brandon Timko – 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 Facebook and 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 (canadasoccer.com).

“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).