'Caps Chronicle: Ready for a showcase

Whitecaps FC in the news - Oct. 4, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

The commissioner of Major League Soccer, Don Garber, was singing the praises of BC Place after his recent visit. "I can't imagine why we wouldn't bring a big event here like an All-Star or Cup or a big international friendly. This is a beautiful building, We'll be here; it's just a matter of when.” said Garber (Luke Wileman – TSN)

Whitecaps FC have seen the return of a familiar face in training recently. Ridge Mobulu, who played 20 games with the ‘Caps in USSF D-2, is training with the team in hopes of landing a spot on the MLS roster (Marc Weber- The Province).  

In what has been a season of growth and development for 2011 MLS SuperDraft rookie Omar Salgado, the young 18-year old American youth international is continuing to learn the life of professional soccer (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun). 

On Monday morning at Swangard stadium, Vancouver Whitecaps FC reserves were defeated by Portland Timbers reserves 1-0 off a late goal from Bryan Burke (Soccer by Ives).

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:

Looking for details on yesterday’s MLS Reserve Lwague match between the ‘Caps reserves and Timbers reserves? Read Simon Fudge’s match report to get caught up (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com).   

While Whitecaps FC forward Eric Hassli may be in a scoring slump, the Frenchman isn’t making any excuses as he looks to get his groove back. “I have great service,” Hassli told MLSsoccer.com following the match. “Look – tonight I have two, three, four good chances – it’s my problem” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

Simon Borg also chipped in his thoughts on BC Place and talked to some spectators about the improvements and accessibility of the new stadium following Whitecaps FC match last Sunday afternoon (Simon Borg – MLSsoccer.com)

Finally, Week 29 of ‘Monday Postgame’ looks back at all the thrills throughout MLS as the stretch fun begins in the final weeks before MLS Cup playoffs (John Bolster – 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:

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).