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Whitecaps FC in the news - Oct. 3, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

‘Caps players react to their new home and crowd atmosphere – “as a soccer venue – it’s the best in the league”, praised Joe Cannon.  Check out what the rest of the team thinks here!  (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)

With the rivalries in the Pacific Northwest of the MLS gaining intensity, clubs contemplate allowing more away fans to attend games.  “If we get 30,000, they can have 1,500”, said midfielder Peter Vagenas regarding the suggestion.  (Marc Weber – The Province)

The official opening of our new home on Bell Pitch downtown was enjoyed by first-time stadium goers – see what the fans were saying and how the revitalized soccer stadium looks!  (Penny Daflos – ctvbc.ca)

The honourable Pat Bell sends his well wishes to BC Place and all its tenants, including Whitecaps FC as they embark on a new chapter on Bell Pitch downtown.  (Pat Bell – 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 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:

BC Place creates buzz among ‘Caps fans – find out what “thrilled” them most! (Simon Borg – MLSsoccer.com)

Whitecaps FC are “going pink” to support the fight against breast cancer!  Find out how you can be a part of it and which other Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs are on board.  (MLS Communications – MLSsoccer.com)

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:

After a disappointing performance at this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, newly-appointed head coach John Herdman looks to steer the Canadian women’s national team to better days. (Richard Starnes – Postmedia News)

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).