'Caps Chronicle: Making the Grade
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Vancouver Whitecaps FC brought home their first report card today that saw numerous grades being handed out to different departments of the club. Check out what letter grades the ‘Caps received, as the first year expansion club was evaluated in part one of the two part series (Geoff D’Auria – Vancouver Courier).
Luke Wileman wrote his weekly feature on Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Toronto FC's latest success last weekend on the road against New York Red Bulls and Columbus Crew. Read his breakdown of the two Canadian performances in Week 26 and how progress continues to develop (Luke Wileman – TSN).
Want to see some photos between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and New York Red Bulls? Check out NYRB Thierry Henry, Whitecaps FC Davide Chiumiento, and a surprise celebrity who attended the match (Vancouver Sun).
With last week’s soccer camp in Nanaimo a success, Vancouver Whitecaps FC summer camps are continuing this weekend, as the ‘Legend’ Carl Valentine and Sam Lenarduzzi will be coming to Kamloops on September 25 (Kamloops This Week).
Want another update on the September 27 launch of FIFA 12 by EA Sports? The new soundtrack that features 39 known and up-and-coming artists was revealed to bring a unique blend of beauty to your speakers (Pete Davison – GamePro).
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 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:
After another world-class goal by Vancouver Whitecaps FC last weekend, Davide Chiumiento needs ‘Caps fans help! Chiumiento was nominated for ‘Goal of the Week’ and he needs your vote to win (MLSsoccer.com).
The Canadian Soccer Association announced today the women’s national team roster for the upcoming women’s international friendly series with the United States. Coach Herdman will have 22 players in camp and among them are 14 players who have previously played with Vancouver Whitecaps FC (whitecapsfc.com).
Whitecaps FC is also pleased to announce that Carrie Taylor has been named Girls Elite manager and women's team assistant head coach. Also, learn more about Whitecaps FC Girls Elite program (whitecapsfc.com).
Miss yesterday’s ‘Monday Postgame’? No problem. Read all about Week 26 in MLS with plenty of storylines, action, and highlights that demands your attention (John Bolster – 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.
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).