'Caps Chronicle: Back from Broadway

Whitecaps FC in the news - September 12, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

A 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon against New York Red Bulls earned the ‘Caps their tenth draw of the season away from Empire Field. Learn more about Whitecaps FC  midfielder Davide Chiumiento’s great goal, Joe Cannon’s marvelous saves, and the shorthanded, 10-man NYRB squad (Marc Weber – The Province).  

From New York’s perspective, the 1-1 draw at Red Bull Arena was a disappointing result due to the playoff implications in the Eastern Conference standings. "We're just [looking for] any possible way of making the playoffs," said forward Juan Agudelo, who scored the Red Bulls' lone goal (Big Apple Soccer).   

After an amazing goal by Chiumiento to put Whitecaps FC up 1-0 before halftime, the ‘Caps relinquished the lead in the second half after NYRB’s stormed back to beat ‘Caps ‘keeper Joe Cannon. In this report, Bruce Constantineau breaks the match down from both angles (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun).

It was another busy week for the 'Caps Mustapha Jarju, who spent last week representing his country in international play. That fatigue has made it tough for the Gambian, but Tom Soehn insists that everyone needs to stay patient (Marc Weber - The Province).

With the countdown continuing until EA Sports FIFA 12 makes it North American debut, it seems a secret has been unleashed. What could the new feature be? Watch the video to find out (The Gaffer – EPL Talk).   

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:

Need all the tasty details of Saturday’s match? Then check out Simon Fudge’s weekly match report following the 1-1 draw between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and New York Red Bulls on Saturday.Consider this article like starting your week off with a hot ‘Fudge’ sundae with an extra helping of desert courtesy of this video ‘Caps tie New York 1-1’ (Simon Fudge + Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).

Also, Martin MacMahon checks in from MLSsoccer.com to give Whitecaps FC fans Davide Chiumiento’s reaction to his great goal at Red Bull Arena. “[Camilo] gave me a great assist,” Chiumiento said. “I know I was in the box, and in the box, you have to turn fast, so I did one touch and I turned and shot directly in the goal (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

Another piece from MLSsoccer.com is a feature called ‘This or That’ for fans to vote on their favourite option between two choices. This week, two world-class goals from Whitecaps FC get highlighted (MLSsoccer.com).

Last week, two players from Whitecaps FC visited the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program. Check out the experience and impact Greg Janicki and Philippe Davies had with some of the patients (Brandon Timko + Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).   
With the 10-year anniversary of September 11 occurring yesterday, some Whitecaps FC players remembered their own personal memories from the historic day. “It was a big day for the entire world, but especially Americans, Shea Salinas told MLSsoccer.com after training on Thursday. “It was devastating” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

Want to see some incredible footage of the construction efforts that are being made to Whitecaps FC new home? Check out ‘BC Place Photo Construction Gallery’ and ‘Roof Time Lapse’ to see the progress heading into the home opener on October 2. 

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:

Following the conclusion of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying this month, CONCACAF Champions League action makes it return this week with LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, Toronto FC, FC Dallas, and Seattle Sounders FC all in action (CCL).

“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).