'Caps Chronicle: Game on!

Whitecaps FC in the news - Oct. 20, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

“The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) said they will not affect the Whitecaps' final game of the season by striking outside B.C. Place.” As a result, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will proceed as scheduled and face Colorado Rapids on Saturday in their final Major League Soccer (MLS) match of the season (Mike Raptis – The Province).

Jason McWilliams, who writes a fan column in ‘Goal’, highlights his enjoyment of the first MLS season for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. “This has been an exciting ride, to say the least,” (Jason McWilliams – The Province).

Whitecaps FC CEO Paul Barber took part in a Q&A session yesterday to talk ‘Caps soccer with questions regarding the inaugural season. Hear what the former Tottenham Hotspurs executive had to say (The Province). 

In this, ‘By the Numbers’ segment, check out this unique statistical breakdown of the ‘Caps inaugural season (The Province).

With Whitecaps FC final match on Saturday, ‘Caps player awards will be announced in a pre and post-game ceremony. Who will be this year’s MVP? “You'll find out in the awards," said the Vancouver Whitecaps director of soccer operations, "I always like to talk about a team". (Marc Weber - The Province)

Also, after predicting numerous awards before the start of the 2011 MLS campaign, check out how Marc Weber’s predictions panned out as The Province announced, ‘The Van Provies: Whitecaps Edition’. (Marc Weber - The Province )

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 Simon 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:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have received confirmation from PavCo and the BCGEU that this Saturday's Major League Soccer match versus Colorado Rapids at 4 p.m. PT will go ahead as planned at BC Place. Stadium (whitecapsfc.com)

After scoring a remarkable goal against Real Salt Lake in the ‘Caps 3-0 victory two weeks ago, Nizar Khalfan has been all smiles. “I said to myself, ‘One day I’ll get a chance, let’s do this.” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)

If you’ve been to a Whitecaps FC match at BC Place recently, you may have noticed two gentlemen standing in front of section 251 with megaphones in hand. Meet Patrick Parent and Kristjan Aug, head capo and assistant capo for the Vancouver Southsiders supporters group. (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Bilal Duckett will be among a group of professional soccer players that will take part in a mission trip to Haiti in December to visit orphanages and conduct soccer clinics to help the children and young adults of the country. (Notre Dame Athletics – whitecapsfc.com)

Women’s Weekly returns after a busy week of university sport, international duty and Girls Elite action. With the CIS Canada West playoffs only two weeks away, NCAA conference play heating up, and the 2011 Pan American Games opening, the ‘Caps women battled in some tough matches last week. (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com)

Also, don’t forget Vancouver Whitecaps FC is on Facebook ,as well as Twitter @WhitecapsFC to get all the updates, information and latest stories, and @WhitecapsMatch for live match updates!

THE SOCCER SCENE:

CONCACAF Champions League action continues this week as the ‘Group Stage’ portion of the tournament concludes. Find out the results for MLS squads as they play for a berth at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup. (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)