'Caps Chronicle: Already looking ahead

Whitecaps FC in the news - Oct. 26, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

MLS have started their bracket for the best goal of the year. Make sure to vote for Eric Hassli’s spectacular goal in Group F! (MLSsoccer.com)

The MLS season may be over, but the 'Caps will soon be back at training. Matt Kieltyka talks about the upcoming preseason preparations and more in a chat with ‘Caps CEO Paul Barber. (Matt Kieltyka – Metro News)

Our friends in The Gambia continue to track the progress of ‘Caps striker Mustapha Jarju, who will be looking to take advantage of the upcoming training camp. (Modou Lamin Beyai – West Coast Radio)

One player eager to impress the new coach is goalkeeper Joe Cannon. “For myself, I've got to personally work hard for the next two, three weeks while Martin’s here and prove that the new doesn’t have to come just yet.” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)

Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi was in Victoria yesterday and spoke to the local media about a variety of topics regarding soccer. “In the rest of the world, it is the obligation of the pro clubs to develop the next generation of players at the elite level. We consider our residency development program very important". (Cleve Dheensaw – Victoria Times Colonist)

Canada will face Brazil in the gold-medal final of the 2011 Pan American Gamesat in Guadalajara, Mexico, after defeating Columbia by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday evening. The two sides will meet at the Estadio Omnilife on Thursday with kickoff set for. (Canadian Soccer Association)

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:

With the 2011 Major League Soccer regular season having come to a close, ESPN unveiled their choices for the Top 10 MLS Goals of the Year. Watch the video to find out which moments made the cut. (whitecapsfc.com)

It was a busy weekend for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency program, with the U-16 and U-18 squads playing California-based Real So Cal across the border in Tukwila, Washington, and the U-14 teams in action against South Fraser FC at Simon Fraser University. (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com)

Want to hear a thank-you message from Whitecaps FC players to their fans? Check out this heart-warming video in appreciation of your wonderful support and valued time. (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

Also, don’t forget Vancouver Whitecaps FC is on Facebook and Twitter @WhitecapsFC to get all the updates, information and latest stories, and @WhitecapsMatch for live match updates!

CANADIAN SOCCER REPORT:

Canada have learned their opponents for the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying tournament at BC Place. “Canada — ranked ninth in the world by FIFA — was placed in Group A with 44th-ranked Costa Rica, 61st-ranked Haiti and No. 94 Cuba in the draw held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.” (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)