'Caps Chronicle: A closer look

Whitecaps FC in the news - Nov. 7, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC held an intrasquad game over the weekend as part of their training camp with new head coach, Martin Rennie and new assistant coach, Paul Ritchie.  “I thought the young players, especially, stood up and didn’t look out of place — young Russell and Bryce,” said Ritchie.  (Marc Weber – The Province)

Last week it was made public that Major League Soccer’s (MLS) attendance levels officially surpassed that of the NBA.  Check out the breakdown of the numbers here and find out how our fans helped to make it possible.  (Fred Dreier – The Sporting News)

Jay DeMerit’s documentary premiered last week in North America but will also soon be shown on the other side of the world in the Philippines!  Cinemanila, a popular film festival, is set to feature Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story this Friday, November 11.  (Carmela Lapena – GMA News)

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 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:

Today’s edition of Monday Postgame gives you the rundown of all things MLS playoffs over the weekend – Check it out here! (John Bolster – MLSsoccer.com)

Chiumiento’s up for the MLS Goal of the Year – be sure to get your vote in now! (whitecapsfc.com)

It’s that time of year for high school students to begin making the important choices about their futures and where they’re going to spend the next four years at school.  Find out where some of the members of the Girl’s Elite Program are headed next year!  (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)

Part of the training camp with new head coach, Martin Rennie, included an intrasquad game over the weekend - Take a look at some highlights and see for yourself who the standouts were.  (Brandon Timko & Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

Peter Schaad, the voice of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, has the all-important job of play-by-play for ‘Caps games which means he needs to know this team inside and out.  Thanks to Paul Albi and Zac Ratcliffe you can see how he does his job and some of the challenges he faces first hand.  (Paul Albi & 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!

THE SOCCER SCENE:

The Canada West Championship was played this weekend with the University of Alberta Golden Bears coming away with the title and a berth in the nationals. “We were looking at overtime or penalty kicks and needed something magical — and Marcus Johnstone provided that,” said head coach Len Vickery. (Cleve Dheensaw – The Time’s Colonist)