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Whitecaps FC in the news - Jan. 3, 2012

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

2011 was a great year for quotes throughout the sports world. Find out which Whitecaps FC player was highlighted in this writer's quotes of the year with his remark about Jay DeMerit's trademark vocals! (Dave Washburn – Postmedia News & canada.com). And if you want to know what he's talking about, look no further than this video here.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC reviewed their first year in Major League Soccer (MLS) from many perspectives; partnerships, community, women’s, residency and of course, the men’s team.  Canada Soccer did a similar thing, breaking down the year’s headlines by each of the national squads – Be sure to check them out here!  (canadasoccer.com)

Founding Premier Partner of Whitecaps FC, Bell Media, had one of their own receive the prestigious Order of Canada.  "Through Olympic Games, Grey Cups and major international sporting events, Brian's passion, expertise and story-telling has transcended sports,” said President of Bell Media, Kevin Crull of Brian Williams’ award.  (tsn.ca)

25 year-old, Lee Nguyen is excited to make an impact in Vancouver with Whitecaps FC in 2012.  “I love playing in an atmosphere like Vancouver. I want that pressure,” said the midfielder in an interview with Tribal Football.  (Andrew Slevison – tribalfootball.com)

Want to learn more about one of the off-season signings for Whitecaps FC? – Find out about Matt Watson and his history with coach Rennie here!  (carynews.com)

With the 2012 SuperDraft just around the corner, get your full preview here!  (Luke Wileman – tsn.ca)

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:

There never really is an off-season for sports teams.  For instance, take a look at Simon Fudge’s Around Major League Soccer, which shows that even during the holidays, things are constantly changing in Major League Soccer.  (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have officially completed their inaugural year in Major League Soccer (MLS) with a number of highlights to look back on – Be sure to check out the full Year in Review and get excited about 2012!  (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)

Successful partnerships were in large part why Whitecaps FC were able to have some pretty incredible events and giveaways in 2011 – Read more about the year in partnerships here.  (Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)

Richard Grootscholten has been the head coach and technical director of the Whitecaps FC Residency program for the past year.  Watch here as he talks about his time here and what exactly brought him to Vancouver Whitecaps FC.  (Paul Albi & Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)

Whitecaps FC women had a great year in terms of both the W-league team and the Girls Elite program – Get the full break down of the year in each of the teams here!  (Brandon Timko – whitecaps.com)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC prides itself in its community involvement and 2011 was an especially busy year for such things.  Be sure to get the low down on all of our community events in the past year and what 2012 has in store!  (Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)

Whitecaps FC Residency program also had an impressive year ending with one of the players signing with the club – Take a gander at the full Residency Year in Review here!  (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)

Also, don’t forget Vancouver Whitecaps FC are on Facebook and on Twitter @WhitecapsFC for updates, information, and the latest stories, and @WhitecapsMatch for live match updates!