'Caps Chronicle: Building blocks

Whitecaps FC in the news - Nov. 14, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

"There were some guys I hadn't seen too much because they hadn't played on the first team or maybe too many reserve games,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie after the conclusion of last week’s training camp. “Some of those guys were a pleasant surprise.” Take a look at the rest of his reaction to the camp and what he’s looking to do moving into next season.  (The Canadian Press – tsn.ca)

Looking to open the door for other athletes, former Whitecaps FC midfielder David Testo proudly revealed that he is gay last week live on CBC Radio.  "If it gives him peace of mind, that's great," said former teammate and current ‘Caps staff coach Martin Nash. "It's not going to change the way any player who played with him thought of him.”  (Marc Weber – The Province)

Whitecaps FC partner, Adidas has come up with a new boot for soccer that helps keep track and compare any recorded data to the great Messi.  Find out more about the new boot and when it comes to stores here!  (Julie Cruz – Bloomberg.com)

Don’t forget to support the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Movember Team!

WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:

Did you miss last week’s “Simon Fudge’s Friday Football Free-for-all” 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 all things soccer 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:

Next weekend is the MLS Cup! With the excitement building around the league, take a look at what some people are predicting here.  (John Bolster – MLSsoccer.com)

Both Hassli and Davide have been named finalists for MLS Goal of the Year – It’s the last day to vote so get it in while you still can! (whitecapsfc.com)

Whitecaps FC midfielder, Russell Teibert has had a quick rise through the Whitecaps FC Residency program after making the decision to have full-time dedication to soccer.  “I had two favourite sports, and that was soccer and hockey,” stated Teibert. “People always told me that I’d have to choose between the two and I did have to make that choice when I was 14-years-old.”  (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)

It was a strong weekend for Whitecaps FC residency squads in San Diego – Check out Saturday and Sunday’s results and find out who the difference-makers were! (Simon Fudge & Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)

Thanks to Zac Ratcliffe and Paul Albi, we’re given a glimpse of the new coach and manager of the Whitecaps FC U-18 Elite Girls squad.  Find out more about her and her coaching style here!  (Zac Ratcliffe & Paul Albi – 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!