'Caps Chronicle: Getting a shot

Whitecaps FC in the news - Sept. 20, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

After receiving his fifth yellow-card of the season, Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Alain Rochat will miss this weekend’s upcoming battle against Seattle Sounders FC. Find out the likely candidates to replace Rochat in the starting lineup at Empire Field (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun). 

According to the Daily Observer in Africa, Whitecaps FC continue to progress even after their 3-0 defeat against LA Galaxy last weekend.  “It’s unfortunate because I thought we came to play today, but in the end they got the better of us,” lamented head coach Tom Soehn (Baboucarr Camara – Daily Observer)

Want to see the special presentation held last Friday to unveil Terry Fox Plaza outside BC Place? Watch this video of the official presentation while Rolly Fox, father of Terry, speaks on behalf of his family and its legacy for future generations (James Keller – The Canadian Press).

Can’t make up your mind about what sports video game to purchase? In this article, EA SPORTS FIFA ’12 and PES 2012 are compared to help your decision. Michael Kelly writes, “FIFA 12 is like Battlefield 3, where it goes for more realism and a more dynamic style of play…” (Michael Kelly – MYONA).  If you havent

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:

Before playing his 300th MLS match against his former side last weekend, whitecapsfc.com followed ‘Caps Joe Cannon around in Southern California to discuss his professional soccer career and special memories the 36-year-old ‘keeper remembers (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).  

Want to ‘Claim Your Turf’ for the 2012 Whitecaps FC season? Check out all the information regarding prices, prizes, and special offers to secure your seats at BC Place (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:

Tonight, CONCACAF Champions League action continues as Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders FC both host home matches. Check out scheduling, past results, and standings before ‘Round 4’ kicks-off on Tuesday (CONCAFCAF Champions League).

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).