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Whitecaps FC in the news - Nov. 8, 2011

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

“I see it as an award for women’s soccer and for all the people who helped lift me up along the way,” said former Whitecaps FC player regarding her official induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Tonight, Neil becomes the first ever female soccer player to accomplish such an achievement.  (Marc Weber – The Province)

In case you missed it, check out this Q&A with Neil ahead of her induction. (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)

“I think he’s very dangerous … I think he can even do more than we’ve seen up until now and if we can get that, that would be very big for us,” said new head coach Martin Rennie of striker Eric Hassli. (Bruce Constantineau – The Vancouver Sun)

Speaking of Hassli, he is one of three finalists nominated for the MLS Newcomer of the Year award with the winner set to be announced over the coming week.  (The Canadian Press – TSN.ca)

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:

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

Our very own striker, Eric Hassli was named one of three finalists for MLS Newcomer of the Year.  Check out who else made the list for the Major League Soccer (MLS) awards!  (MLSsoccer.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 second round of World Cup qualifying is coming up for the Canadian Men this Friday - Find out who they play and what their chances are heading into the match.   (Steve Bottjer – sportsnet.ca)

The Canada West Championships were played over the last weekend with the Trinity Western Spartans coming out on top for the women.  “I’m overjoyed and excited with the win,” said Spartans coach Graham Roxburgh. “It’s nice being back as Canada West champs.”  (Gary Ahuja – The Langley Times)