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Whitecaps FC in the news - Nov. 2, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

BC Soccer is making some positive changes and Whitecaps FC are helping them do so with their Residency and Girls Elite programs – find out all about the ‘Long Term Player Development’ program and  how it will influence BC Soccer for years to come.  (Kyle Benning – The Province)

The format for next year’s Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs will change next season according to commissioner, Don Garber – take a look at some possible revamps here!  (William Browning – Yahoo Sports)

Jay DeMerit continues to get love as his film gets set for release around the United States tomorrow. Check out this interview about the film, his future with the ‘Caps, and his thoughts on new coach Martin Rennie. (Luke Lohr – MLSReserves.com)

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:

To all of you ‘road warriors’ who followed Whitecaps FC to away matches this year, we thank you.  Check out the video Paul Albi put together showcasing your support!  (Paul Albi – whitecapsfc.com)

Martin Rennie, head coach of Whitecaps FC, started his camp with the club today; however, yesterday our very own Simon Fudge was able to sit down with him.  “The first thing we need is to not only get the best players that we can, but the best people that we can. If we build the team around the right characters, with the right leadership and attitude, then that will help us a lot," said Rennie describing his plans for training camp. (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)

Another ‘Caps player is up for an MLS award – vote Joe Cannon for the MLS Save of the Year!  (whitecapsfc.com)

Movember is upon us which means the trash talking has begun.  Watch here as Whitecaps FC CEO Paul Barber, club president Bob Lenarduzzi and club ambassador Carl Valentine try and figure out who will have the most macho moustache.  (Jamieson Brooks & Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

With training camp underway, Carl Valentine gives his take on what it means to both players and coach. (Carl Valentine – 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:

Be sure to watch the MLS playoffs this year to see who will be crowned champion – check out the remaining schedule here!  (MLSsoccer.com)

The draw for the men’s CONCACAF Championship Round will be taking place on November 8th - Who is representing Canada and when can you cheer them on?  (Tapa Menon – Oye Times)