'Caps Chronicle: GO CANADA GO!
WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS
Adding to her long list of achievements, Canadian women’s national team star Christine Sinclair has been named a finalist for the Best of BC Award (Sport BC). Catch Sinclair and Canada at BC Place tonight as they face Mexico for a berth in the London 2012 Olympics! Kickoff is at 8 p.m. PT.
The opponent has been determined and the date set as Vancouver Whitecaps FC will meet FC Edmonton in the Amway Canadian Championship. Edmonton have said that they will host their home leg at Commonwealth Stadium. The winner of the semi-final series will meet the winner of the semi final series between Toronto FC and Montreal Impact. (The11.ca)
Residency prospect Ben Fisk has impressed up to this point in camp. He will look to continue his strong play in front of the coaching staff during today’s intrasquad game. (Michael McColl – canadiansoccernews.com)
WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:
‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad is back in its usual 3:00 p.m. timeslot on TEAM 1410 sports radio! Its for those of you who may have missed past episodes, you can find them HERE!
The show airs 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.
West Coast Soccer Weekly is a new podcast hosted by Canadian Soccer News writers Pierce Lang and Michael McColl. For all things soccer on the best coast, including up to date coverage of Whitecaps FC, Highlanders, Men's and Women's Canadian national teams, and local community clubs be sure to listen in HERE!
Have you heard about ‘The Soccer Show’? During last week’s podcast, Nigel Reed and Bob Irushi talked about Vancouver Whitecaps FC and our fabulous five residency signings. Make sure you listen HERE!
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE
Are you tired of being on the sidelines? Have you ever thought of joining the Whitecaps FC team? Here’s your chance to volunteer for your club, as we have a multitude of positions available. The deadline to submit your application is January 29 at midnight. (Joshua Nanavaty-whitecapsfc.com)
Group tickets are now available. When you purchase group tickets they come with some awesome benefits for you and your group. Check out what these past group leaders had to say about their experiences last year. (Joshua Nanavaty, Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe-whitecapsfc.com)
Camp was abuzz Thursday as last year’s MVP Camilo and new arrival Young-Pyo Lee came to camp for the first time. Check out the video of the guys training on Thursday at Burnaby Lakes. (Zac Ratcliffe and Carl Valentine-whitecapsfc.com)
CANADIAN SOCCER SCENE
With the big semi-final match tonight, Canadian head coach John Herdman will rely heavily on Desire Scott to help shut down the Mexican attack and provide offensive support to Christine Sinclair. Take a look at Marc Weber’s article profiling Scott. (Marc Weber-The Province)
With the whole lower bowl being opened up tonight for the two big semi final matches of the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament you know Canadian support will be in full force. No group of Canadian supporters will be louder in BC Place than the Southsiders as they have been out in full force the whole tournament. (Megan Stewart-The Vancouver Courier)