'Caps Chronicle: Building up to Thursday's match
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Whitecaps FC are playing against Real Salt Lake tonight on Bell Pitch downtown. Check out the full preview here! (Alan Ferguson – STATS Writer)
Did you know that BC Place’s pitch is bigger than Empire Field’s Personally, I like this big size,” said Chiumiento regarding the new home on Bell Pitch downtown. (Marc Weber – The Province)
There’s going to be some fresh faces on the pitch for tonight’s match, giving some players the chance to stand out and “earn a spot”, according to Whitecaps FC interim coach, Tom Soehn. Carlyle Mitchell, ‘Caps newest addition will be among those getting an opportunity of a lifetime. (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)
Our very own former player and current Whitecaps FC president, Bob Lenarduzzi, has written his first book. Read some highlights here and find out why he chose to share his story with the world. (boxscorenews.com)
WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:
Did you miss last week’s “HOT FUDGE FRIDAY” 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 – 11 p.m. PT.
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
Simon previews tonight’s match versus Real Salt Lake. Find out what he’s looking out for and how the number’s stack up against ‘Caps and RSL. (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have lost alumni Harry Christie, who was an important part of the 1974 team. “As one of the original pioneers of 'The Beautiful Game', he left an indelible mark on our sport and will be greatly missed.” (BC Soccer & whitecapsfc.com)
CANADIAN SOCCER REPORT:
According to Rudi Schuller of MLSsoccer.com, “With Canada sitting atop Group D after two games in the second round of CONCACAF’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, head coach Stephen Hart and his team can look forward to Friday night’s match against hosts St. Lucia (3 p.m. PT) with some peace of mind.” (Rudi Schuller – MLSsoccer.com).
Rudi Schuller also checked in with his weekly segment of ‘Canadian Exports’ on MLSsoccer.com. Check out some of the individual achievements and team highlights by Canadians throughout Europe last week. (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).