'Caps Chronicle: Rise & Shine

Whitecaps FC in the news - Oct. 19, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Jay DeMerit’s documentary, Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story, hits select theatres in early November. Check out the official trailer below:

DeMerit’s story is one full of overcoming the challenges life hands you and pursuing your dream relentlessly, and the reviews so far have been very positive:

Read this Q&A with DeMerit about his new film. (Chris Hockman – San Antonio Soccer Examiner)

“An affable young man from football country, Green Bay Packers land, chases his dream of playing in the Premier League, leaving home with about $1,800 in his pocket.” (Lisa Dillman – Los Angeles Times)

“If you are a fan of soccer in general or even not a sports fan but a fan of independent films, or just good stories then you will have a chance in a couple weeks to watch a very cool movie”. (denz – RSL Soapbox

Soccer at the cinema: ‘Will’ and ‘Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story’. (Steven Goff – The Washington Post)

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:

Did you get a chance to watch the Canadian women take on Costa Rica in their opening match of the Pan Am Games? If not, take a look at the game breakdown and find out which Whitecaps FC members out-performed the rest.  (Canada Soccer – whitecapsfc.com)

With Saturday’s game also being Fan Appreciation Night for ‘Caps fans, we have decided to profile some standout fans in the crowd.  “It’s amazing. The big screen, how bright it is in there. It has a really nice feel to it,” said Todd Deacon referring to the revamped BC Place.  (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)

It is Women’s Weekly Wednesday which means our very own Jamieson Brooks has the latest and greatest news in the world of women’s soccer.  (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.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!

THE SOCCER SCENE:

According to FIFA, the Canadian national men’s soccer team has been upgraded four spots in the world rankings.  “The Canadian national men's soccer team is on the rise.” (Postmedia News – montrealgazette.com)

The Canadian national women’s soccer team started off the Pan Am games on the right note – a convincing win versus Costa Rica!  (Soccer Canada press release – ctvolympics.ca)

The popularity of soccer is soccer, and the NHL should take notice – find out why here!  (QMI Agency – Toronto Sun)

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)