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Whitecaps FC in the news - September 9, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Following a bye week, the ‘Caps now look to take full advantage of a struggling New York Red Bulls side that hasn’t played a match in almost three weeks. Find out how badly NYRB need a victory as they find themselves in a seven game winless streak (Marc Weber – The Province).  

Weber was also busy predicting the ‘Caps and Red Bulls starting XI for Saturday afternoon while giving Whitecaps FC fans his weekly edition of, ‘Three Things to Watch For’ as the ‘Caps look to win back-to-back matches (Marc Weber – The Province). 

Are Whitecaps FC heading into mission impossible this weekend? In his blog, Russell Berrisford writes, “The Vancouver Whitecaps mission (should they choose to accept it) is to finally get a win on the road, and the next opportunity to do just that comes when they play the New York Red Bulls on Saturday” (Russell Berrisford – Vancouver Sun).  

Want a blast from the past? Check out which former Vancouver Whitecaps FC women’s assistant coach accepted the head coaching position with Rovers United. Also, find out which former Whitecaps FC players are joining his squad in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League premier division (Tom Berridge – Burnaby Now).

With the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency program expanding to over 80 players this year, two Delta players have earned spots in the program and look forward to playing in the United States Development Academy (USSA)  (The Delta Optimist).

Can’t wait to get your hands on EA Sports latest upcoming videogame, FIFA 12? Details of the demo were released yesterday and one stadium will be featured in every match before the September 30 release date (Amy Winehouse – Gigwise). 

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 3:00 p.m. PT on AM 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:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre underwent a successful meniscectomy to his left knee on September 6.  Read about his surgery and past season with Vancouver Whitecaps Residency in United Soccer Leagues’ (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) (whitecapsfc.com).  

Need a match preview for ‘Caps v. Red Bulls this weekend? Whitecaps FC begin a two-match road trip starting Saturday and are hoping to inflict some major damage to New York’s playoff chances with a result (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com).

Can Vancouver Whitecaps FC turn a week of rest and recovery into a positive result against New York Red Bulls? “[The break] might actually help,” winger Shea Salinas told MLSsoccer.com after training on Thursday. “We got a little rest, and everyone was playing with a lot more confidence in training sessions, so we’re glad to go into New York” (Martin MacMahon – whitecapsfc.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. 

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:

Following Canada’s 2014 CONCACAF World Cup qualification process? Rudi Schuller reviews the lessons Canada has learned following their opening round victories and what is in store for the ‘red and white’ moving forward” (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).