'Caps Chronicle: Happy Days

Whitecaps FC in the news - Oct. 13, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC were victorious 2-1 over D.C. United last night at BC Place with goals by Camilo and Long Tan. Marc Weber writes, “After the game, the "#LoveYouLongTan" hashtag — a way to mark topics — was trending on Twitter in Vancouver.” (Marc Weber – The Province)

Also an important component in the victory was ‘Caps midfielder John Thorrington, who earned the Budweiser ‘Man of the Match’ award following an impressive performance. “You can see how much we've missed him,” DeMerit said. “He's a guy that can calm things down when it gets a bit crazy.” (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)

After scoring 42 seconds into the first half against D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, Camilo has kept himself in the MLS Golden Boot Race as he continues to lead Vancouver Whitecaps FC with 12 goals. (Marc Weber – The Province)

SportChek and Vancouver Whitecaps FC are teaming up to bring the Whitecaps FC Community Clinic to King’s Park in Penticton on October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Read about the soccer skills camp for kids to learn introductory skills and receive instruction from Whitecaps coaches, including club ambassador Carl Valentine. (Emanuel Sequeria – Penticton Western News)

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:

Simon Fudge was busy last night, typing up the perfect story to compliment Vancouver Whitecaps FC victory over D.C. United! Read the match report for a complete breakdown. (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)

Long Tan made a proclamation after scoring the match winning goal on Bell Pitch downtown. “A Chinese guy can play [in] MLS,” Tan said after making history in a 2-1 win over D.C. United, as Major League Soccer’s first-ever Chinese-born player became its first-ever Chinese goalscorer. (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)

After celebrating Thanksgiving this past weekend, ‘Women’s Weekly’ returned on Wednesday to highlight CIS arch-rivals battling in Canada, new records being broken, and an interesting feature on one Canadian goalkeeper (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com).

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

THE SOCCER SCENE:

Having completed four of their six matches in ‘Round Two’ of the 2014 CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, check out the position the Red and White find themselves in with two matches remaining against St. Kitts and Nevis in November. (FIFA)

Next week, CONCACAF Champions League action continues with the final fixture in the ‘Group Stage’ portion of the tournament. With one of the five MLS teams having already clinched a berth into the ‘Championship Round’, MLS squads are preparing to battle some tough upcoming opponents. (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)