'Caps Chronicle: Balancing act

Whitecaps FC in the news - Sept. 21, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

With Montreal Impact joining Major League Soccer (MLS) as the 19th team next season, there exists the possibility that Vancouver Whitecaps FC could see an unbalanced schedule featuring more matches against their regional rivals in 2012 (Marc Weber – The Province). 

Last week, 2011 Whitecaps FC women’s team member Ciara McCormack wrote an article titled “Don’t let pushy parents spoil the fun”.  This week, writer Megan Stewart lends her support to McCormack’s article (Megan Stewart – Vancouver Courier).

After scoring 43 goals in 118 appearances for Belgium side RARC Mons, Whitecaps FC forward Mustapha Jarju continues the hunt for his first point with the ‘Caps. “It's a little bit frustrating because I want to be on the pitch and do my best for the group and for the fans” (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun).

Want an update on the BC Place renovation project? Check out the beautiful photos showing the development of Vancouver Whitecaps FC new home and also the list of companies that have worked hundreds of hours into the project (Journal of Commerce).

As EA SPORTS prepares for the launch of FIFA 12 on Tuesday, September 27, producer David Rutter sat down with VideoGamer.com to discuss the biggest leap the video game franchise has ever taken on (Video Gamer.com).  

WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:

Did you miss last week’s “HOT FUDGE FRIDAY” on ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ featuring whitecapsfc.com club correspondent and senior writer Simon Fudge? Don’t miss out as human soccer encyclopaedia tells you what’s hot in the English Championship every week.  

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 p.m. PT on TEAM 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:

With this being ‘Farewell to Empire’ week, whitecapsfc.com searched the archives and found a 1983 Whitecaps Magazine story written by Drew Snider that highlights the arrival of Empire Stadium in East Vancouver (Drew Snider – whitecapsfc.com).

Carl Valentine was playing the last time the ‘Caps said goodbye to Empire Stadium, but the legend says that this time is different (Carl Valentine – whitecapsfc.com)

In this training video, whitecapsfc.com shoots Whitecaps FC players and coach discuss their upcoming Empire Field finale against Seattle Sounders FC (Zac Ratcliffe – 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.

GLOBAL SOCCER REPORT:

Last night, CONCACAF Champions League action continued with Toronto FC earning a 1-0 victory of Tauro FC while Seattle Sounders were defeated 1-0 against CS Herediano. Check out tonight’s match-ups including schedules, standings and past results in the quest to earn a berth to the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup (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).