'Caps Chronicle: Turning the page
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Despite a strong effort, the ‘Caps experienced a disheartening loss to their rivals from Seattle this past weekend. Through it all though, the fans remained excellent as always. “It was a great atmosphere. Probably the best we had since opening day. We wanted more tonight.”(Marc Weber – The Province)
After closing out Empire this past Saturday, Whitecaps FC are turning their attention to a new chapter in the team’s history on Bell Pitch downtown at BC Place. Joe Cannon shares his thoughts about the move and what it means to him. (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)
Speaking of Bell Pitch downtown at BC Place, Whitecaps FC open their new home with a match this coming Sunday, October 2, against rivals Portland Timbers. Take a look at the new digs here! (JOC Digital Media – Journal of Commerce)
Looking for more of a look into the venue? Check out these images as the stadium nears completion. (Vancouver Courier)
Critics put in their two cents on EA Sports’ FIFA slated for official release tomorrow, September 27. Find out why it’s creating so much buzz and what sets it apart from the rest. (Dan Silver – mirror.co.uk)
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:
Jamieson updates us on the world of Whitecaps FC Residency and how their continuous improvement showcases the success of the program. (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com)
Simon gives us a thorough breakdown of Saturday’s game. Read some of the post game reaction and what the Whitecaps FC hope gain from that experience. (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)
CANADIAN SOCCER REPORT:
The 2011 Canadian women’s national team roster for the 2011 Pan American Games has been announced, and there will be some familiar faces on it. Find out which Whitecaps FC women’s team members of the past and present will be representing Canada on the world stage. (Whitecaps FC & Canadian Soccer Association)
Manitoba will soon be the “envy of the country”; find out why they were the lucky recipients of a $12.5 million investment from the NDP. (CBC News – The Canadian Press)
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).