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Whitecaps FC in the news - Jan. 16, 2011

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS

It's been a long time coming since the Canadian women's national team have had a chance to play in front of a die-hard British Columbia fan-base. The Province's Marc Weber speaks to Coquitlam native and national team member Brittany Timko about having the hometown advantage, and the opportunity to inspire a whole new generation of women's soccer players. (Marc Weber – The Province)

Making it to the Olympics isn’t just a passion for Canadian national team member and former Whitecaps player Shannon Woeller, it's also in her blood. Woeller’s grandfather was part of the gold medal hockey team in the first-ever Winter Olympics. Read more about how the Vancouver native plans on continuing that legacy HERE. (Marc Weber – The Province)

Want to win tickets to the Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament? Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for daily giveaways!

Last week’s drafting of Darren Mattocks has been making the news in his native Jamaica. The Jamaica Observer noted that Mattocks is the 14th Jamaican to ‘stir it up’ in Major League Soccer (MLS), joining the ranks of Dane Richards of New York Red Bulls, Omar Cummings of Colorado Rapids, Ryan Johnson of Toronto FC and O’Brian White of Seattle Sounders FC. (Paul Burrowes – Jamaica Observer)

It seems former Whitecaps FC head coach Teitur Thordason may be taking the reins of a team in India as part of a newly formed soccer competition, Premier League Soccer (PLS). A number of big names have also followed suit, which could have Teitur coaching the likes of veterans Fabio Cannavaro, Robert Pires, Robbie Fowler or Hernan Crespo. (Cassius Management)

WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:

Jay DeMerit was interviewed by the BBC World Service’s weekly ‘World Football’ show about his career. You can listen HERE!

‘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.

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!

WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:

Three more fantastic Canadian women's national team members were featured this weekend. Check out why Sophie Schmidt's pre-game ritual includes Michael Jackson, how Melanie Booth knows Denver Bronco's quarterback Tim Tebow and how Melissa Tancredi got the nickname 'Tank'. (Alexis Demmery and Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)

With the flurry of roster movement within Major League Soccer (MLS) as of late, Carl Valentine outlines the technical side of MLS roster guidelines. Get the full breakdown on how Martin Rennie manages to juggle the roster HERE. (Carl Valentine – whitecapsfc.com)

Tired of being on the sidelines? Want a chance to prove you've got what it takes to be a part of the Vancouver Whitecaps team? Volunteering with Whitecaps FC is an ideal starting point for anyone looking to work in the sports industry. Check out how you can get involved with your favourite soccer club HERE! (Paul Albi & Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)