'Caps Chronicle: Looking back at the Expansion Draft and waiver moves
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC:
With the MLS Expansion Draft, there is sometimes the loss of good players because only 11 can be protected by existing league teams - "I'd have rather not lost anybody," said Whitecaps FC coach Martin Rennie. "We liked Jeb and he had a good first season as a rookie. It's disappointing to lose him, but it's a good opportunity for him." As well, Rennie shared his thoughts on Nizar Khalfan being picked up by Philadelphia Union. "I think he's a good player with a lot of potential, and I'm pleased that he's got an opportunity to be in the league," the ‘Caps head coach said. "We have other ideas in mind with that position. Generally, we're looking for more production. We like pace and movement, but we like assists and goals more." (Marc Weber – The Province)
Former Whitecaps FC midfielder Khalfan also garnered some thoughts from president Bob Lenarduzzi - "He never causes you any problems, he keeps his mouth shut and gets on with it - a real treat to deal with." (Bruce Constantineau – The Vancouver Sun)
Thanks to an eight-match unbeaten streak and a strong performance in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, the Canadian men’s national team have been officially moved up to 72nd in the FIFA World Rankings. (Postmedia News & The Vancouver Sun)
Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi recently sat down with Total Football Magazine to discuss the team and where he sees Major League Soccer (MLS) going in the years to come. Also, find out what he recommends for the Canadian men’s national team to ensure success! (totalfootballmag.com)
Whitecaps FC have made some moves in this off-season, both with players staying and going. Check out some of the improvements made in time for 2012 here! (Matt Kieltyka – metronews.ca)
Did you miss the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft yesterday? Take a look at this ‘as it happens’ reaction and analysis! (tsn.ca)
Don’t forget to support the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Movember Team!
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WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
This week’s installment of Women’s Weekly takes a look at this year’s NCAA tournament and how members of Whitecaps FC women are fairing. Also, be sure to check out the update on the Girls Elite program! (Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)
Zac Ratcliffe and Carl Valentine have partnered up for this week’s Residency update, which focused on Whitecaps FC’s U-14 squad – Be sure to check it out! (Zac Ratcliffe & Carl Valentine – whitecapsfc.com)
Brovsky, Duckett, and Khalfan have moved on from Whitecaps FC - Take a look at some of their accomplishments during their time in Vancouver here. (whitecapsfc.com)