'Caps Chronicle: National pride

Whitecaps FC in the news - Dec. 21, 2011

"It's certainly an event we have to go and win, and with that we had to pick a squad that would deliver us that outcome," said head coach John Herdman regarding the group he chose to represent Canada in the 2012 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament coming up in January.  (Associated Press & tsn.ca)

Former ‘Caps player Chelsea Buckland will be representing Canada in a major international tournament for the first time in her career. “She came into the Sweden camp and certainly did some things that caught our eye. She moves well, the timing of her movement is good, she reads the game well,”  (Marc Weber – blogs.theprovince.com)

In lieu of winning the MLS Cup in 2011, LA Galaxy will be using a special soccer ball at home to commemorate the victory – Check out what adidas designed exclusively for them!  (90soccer.com)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC helped add to a very memorable sports year for Vancouver – Read more about local sports in 2011 here!  (Jeff Paterson – straight.com)

WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:

‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio is on a winter break until the New Year, but for those of you who may have missed some episodes, you can find them HERE!

The show will return on January 23, 2012, and air every Monday to Friday at 3 p.m. PT on TEAM 1410.

You can always get your soccer fix every Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. PT by tuning into ‘Full-Time: Vancouver’s Soccer Show’ with Tyler Green and Mike Martignago on TEAM 1040.

WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:

The FIFA Club World Cup took place on Sunday and Barca came away with the title with a 4-0 slaughtering of Santos FC – Read more about the event and what the victory means here.  (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)

“Being in soccer is something I’m really, really passionate about and as I said before, the opportunity and the role models it provides to kids and a sense of community is fantastic and something I grew up with,” said COO of Whitecaps FC Rachel Lewis about working for the club.  Take a look at what she’s looking forward to in her new role and what goals she has for 2012!  (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)

Whitecaps FC are in the midst of 10 days of Gift Ideas. Yesterday we took a look at FIFA 12! (Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)

Whitecaps FC Residency Program is one of the best development programs in Major League Soccer (MLS).  The success they’ve had is in-part due to the dedication of the many billet families that provide a home for our athletes from away.  Take a look at what it’s like to be a billet family here! (Paul Albi & Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)

"The team is very excited to show Canada what they can do in Vancouver,” said John Herdman, the head coach of the Canadian Women’s National team. “The players have been training for this chance to represent Canada and they are fully deserving of their selection.”  (CSA – whitecapsfc.com)

Get in the holiday spirit with Whitecaps FC!  (whitecapsfc.com)

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