'Caps Chronicle: Home sweet Home Depot Center
WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Once a former LA Galaxy midfielder, one ‘Caps squad member is eagerly anticipating playing his former side at The Home Depot Center on Saturday. Find out which player is ready to battle ‘Los Galacticos’ this weekend (Marc Weber – The Province).
After a pair of amazing efforts last week to propel the ‘Caps to a 1-1 draw in New York, Davide Chiumiento captured the Goal of the Week after his magical swivel-and-spin volley, and Joe Cannon took home Save of the Week (whitecapsfc.com).
In a new local publication about Brazilian culture, Camilo opens up about his time with the ‘Caps this season and some of his experiences while living in Vancouver. “It’s a good place to live, a beautiful city, and very peaceful. It’s very good here and I see myself living here for a long time” (Thiago Silva – Brazilian Vibe). Mentioned in the story is Camilo’s excursion to EA Sports. Watch the Brazilian Globo TV coverage (Globo Esporte).
With the annual MLS roster freeze deadline passing yesterday, read all about the ‘Caps new signing from Trinidad & Tobago. (TSN)
Michael McColl produced his weekly blog feature ‘Away From the Numbers’, with this edition titled, ‘You Tear Me Up’. This week, he scribbles his views on refereeing in soccer and its difficulties (Michael McColl – Metro Vancouver).
Yesterday, EA Sports held a Twitter interview to allow fans and customers to ask producers some questions regarding the new features in FIFA 12 (Chris Maugham – PR)
WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:
It’s Friday, and that can only mean one thing ... “HOT FUDGE FRIDAY” on Whitecaps FC Daily today. Don’t miss out as human soccer encyclopaedia Simon Fudge tells you what’s hot in the English Championship this weekend!
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:
Need more information on Whitecaps FC new defender Carlyle Mitchell? Read all about the Trinidad and Tobago international who signed with the ‘Caps yesterday (whitecapsfc.com).
With ‘Caps goalkeeper Joe Cannon set to play his 300th MLS match against his former LA Galaxy squad, what will the honour mean for the two time ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’? “It’s nice, but like I said before, it’s something you look back at more so than embrace it at the moment, because you’re in the middle of a game” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).
In addition to his radio duties, Simon Fudge gets you ready for the ‘Caps match this weekend! Read his upcoming match preview as Whitecaps FC set to battle LA Galaxy in Southern California (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com).
In this secondary examination of LA Galaxy, Whitecaps FC will have to keep a close eye on Landon Donovan, David Beckham, and Robbie Keane trio if they are to escape Los Angeles with a victory (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com).
CANADIAN SOCCER REPORT:
After opening their 2014 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with back-to-back victories, Canadian international midfielder and BC native Josh Simpson continues to want more. “We scored seven goals and only had one scored against us in our first two matches, which is positive, but I believe we can get even better,” said 28-year-old midfielder (Rudi Schuller – MLSsoccer.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).