'Caps Chronicle: Not about redemption
WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS
With the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament just days away, former Canadian captain Andrea Neil was today inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. It was another well-deserved honour for one of the all-time great soccer players in this country. (Terry Bell - The Province)
Our Canadian women's team were unveiled at a press conference on Monday. The players have made it clear that redemption from their World Cup defeat is the furthest thing from their minds. Instead, qualifying for London 2012 has become this teams’ only priority. As Captain Christine Sinclair stated “It’s not about redemption...it’s just about getting to the Olympics.” (Marc Weber-The Province)
Canada has seen a rise in influence within FIFA, ever since the country won the right to host the women’s World Cup in 2015. This rise in influence is signalled by the appointment of two Canadians with BC roots to the FIFA strategic committee. (Bob Mackin – The Vancouver Courier)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie was recently interviewed on all matters Whitecaps FC. Topics covered included recent draft pick Darren Mattocks, Young-Pyo Lee’s local celebrity status and his transition from North Carolina to British Columbia. (Jonathan Tannenwald-Philly.com)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi was interviewed by Noel Butler on the podcast Oranges@Halftime. The interview focused on second overall pick Darren Mattocks, his value within the league and the future of the Whitecaps FC residency program. You can listen to the interview right HERE!
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
Shannon Woeller has quite an impressive resume both on and off the pitch. Her resume includes a Pan American Games gold medal and a 3.97 GPA at Rutgers University. All of these accolades make her quite the standout for team Canada. (Christopher Bromley-whitecapsfc.com)
Keepers are a dime a dozen, but Brad Knighton looks like a true “keeper” in every sense of the word. He comes to Whitecaps FC from Carolina RailHawks, where he recorded a 0.94 goals-against-average (GAA), 113 saves and 8 shutouts in 2011. Read about the ‘Caps newest ‘keeper HERE. (whitecapsfc.com)
Carl Valentine caught up with some former ‘Caps at the Canadian women’s national team press conference on Monday, as they get ready to defend their home turf at BC Place and qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. (Zac Ratcliffe-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)