'Caps Chronicle: Home to a hero

Whitecaps FC in the news - Sept 19, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Not only will BC Place become home to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, but it is also home to Terry Fox Plaza - a dedication to the Canadian hero. Last Friday morning, a new Terry Fox memorial was unveiled outside BC Place featuring four bronze statues designed by local artist Douglas Coupland. Read about the tribute and hear Terry Fox’s father, Rolly, speak of the incredible work that wife Betty achieved before passing away earlier this year (Jesse Johnston – News 1130).

After losing to LA Galaxy 3-0 last Saturday evening, head coach Bruce Arena commented on how the result was not an accurate indication of how Whitecaps FC played. “I don’t think that was an easy game,” Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said. “I thought Vancouver played quite hard, really gave us an excellent first half. That’s not a 3-0 game” (Luis Bueno – MLSsoccer.com).

Even while suffering the loss, Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Joe Cannon marked an incredible individual achievement, as the 36-year-old appeared in his 300th MLS regular season game (Marc Weber – The Province).  

With the FIFA 12 demo released last week, Operation Sports assembled a roundtable of analysers to discuss the major game enhancements in this year’s edition. Jayson Young writes, “Overall, FIFA 12 seems to be an early game of the year favorite…” (Caley RoarkJayson YoungDustin TomsKelvin Mak – Operation Sports).

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 the human soccer encyclopedia tells you what’s hot in the English League 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 to 11:00 p.m. PT.

WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:

With Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, and David Beckham all in the starting line-up last Saturday, find out what positives Vancouver Whitecaps FC took from last weekend as the team begins preparations for their next battle against Seattle Sounders FC (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

It’s Monday which can only mean one thing. It’s time for the weekly MLSsoccer.com segment ‘Monday Postgame’! Check out all the news, highlights, and storylines regarding Week 27 action in North America soccer (John Bolster – MLSsoccer.com).     

Need a complete recap of Whitecaps FC and LA Galaxy’s match last Saturday evening? Simon Fudge’s match report breaks down all of the action at The Home Depot Center while Zac Ratcliffe latest video gives you the player’s reaction following the defeat (Simon Fudge & Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).

Trying to understand the staff structure of Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency? Find out what individuals are working in the ‘Caps expanded development program (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com).

Also last weekend, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency made their debut in the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league. Find out how they did (Jamieson Brooks – 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:

This week, CONCACAF Champions’ League action returns with Seattle Sounders FC, FC Dallas, Toronto FC, LA Galaxy, and Colorado Rapids all in action. 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).