'Caps Chronicle: Top-notch goals
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Whitecaps FC players have had some pretty flashy highlights this year. Check out which ‘Caps scorer had the Goal of the Year according to ESPN! (espn.go.com)
This season in the MLS has been a very strong one in terms of attendance and fan involvement. Whitecaps FC are still one of the highest attended in the league at an average of almost 20,000 a match! (Jeremiah Oshan – sbnation.com)
Club Ambassador and former Whitecaps superstar, Carl Valentine, loves to get out in the community to help grow the sport of soccer in BC. “I watch these players and see not just their technical ability, but their awareness of what they see on the field and it’s very impressive.” Also, find out what he and Vancouver Canuck, Ryan Kesler have in common! (Kevin Mitchell – Vernon Morning Star)
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:
Fans cheering to conclude Saturday’s match inspired many ‘Caps players, including Captain Jay DeMerit - “The fans that stayed back, and waited for us to come and praise them, shows us what we have here, and that’s a bright future.” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)
Saturday was Fan Appreciation Day and to continue to show our continued gratitude to each and every one of our fans that made this season possible, Jamieson Brooks has put together some fan highlights from the season. Check it out here! (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps FC community leader Jeb Brovsky is about to ‘embark’ on a journey that will showcase why he is this year’s Whitecaps FC Humanitarian of the Year. Find out where he’s going for 15 days this summer and what he hopes to achieve on this trip. (Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)
If you missed the award ceremony on Saturday, take a look at which players took home hardware from their season with Whitecaps FC! (whitecapsfc.com)
THE SOCCER SCENE:
Canadian women draw into a favourable group for CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying in January. Find out who they’re joining in Group A here! (Marc Weber – The Province)
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)