'Caps Chronicle: A look to the future

Whitecaps FC in the news - Oct. 5, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

With the Major League Soccer (MLS) season winding down, it is a perfect time for the younger Whitecaps FC players to shine.  “It’s time to see...how they’ve developed”, said head coach Tom Soehn regarding his younger players getting a chance out on the pitch.  (Marc Weber – The Province) 

On Thursday, Whitecaps FC host Real Salt Lake on Bell Pitch downtown at BC Place. The ‘Caps will be in tough against one of the top teams in the league, but Salt Lake will be missing several key players. (Martin Renzhofer – The Salt Lake Tribune)

This will be the second match for Whitecaps FC at their new home on Bell Pitch downtown at BC Place, and the stadium has already wowed fans and flag bearers alike.  Find out which BC sports icon it impressed the most!  (Megan Stewart – The Vancouver Courier)

EA SPORTS’ FIFA 12 has some serious potential to surpass FIFA 11 in a multitude of categories including pre-sales, results from game critics and awards.”FIFA 12 could well be one of the highest selling franchise games for Electronic Arts”.  (Investing – Forbes)

It’s been an exciting, action-packed year in Major League Soccer, and that’s leading to an all-time high for league attendance. (Mike Woitalla – Soccer America)

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 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 9:00 – 11:00p.m. PT.

WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:

Brandon takes a look at what makes Jay DeMerit who he is today.  Find out how growing up in Green Bay shaped him as a person and a member of Whitecaps FC. (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)

Thanks to both EA Sports and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Whitecaps FC were able to help grant the wish of Darcy Ablak on Sunday, October 2.  Take a look at some of the footage and all of the highlights Darcy had during the event!  (Alexis Demmery & Paul Albi – whitecapsfc.com)

EA SPORTS found a way to feature BC Place as a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in their latest release, FIFA 12.  Check out how they were able to pull it off without it even being finished!  (Shawn Francis – 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:

Canadian soccer superstar Christine Sinclair has been named as Canada’s flag-bearer for the Pan Am Games later this month.  “I’m honoured and deeply moved to have been chosen”, said Sinclair in response to the news.  (Jesse Campigotto – CBC Sports)

The Canadian Soccer Association National Championships, the largest national championship to be held across the country in one single week, kicks off this Wednesday, October 5 with competition running through Monday, October 10 (Canadian Soccer Association).

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).