'Caps Chronicle: Cascadia duel heats up

News and notes from the 'Caps physical friendly with rivals Seattle

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

It may have only been a preseason matchup yesterday against Seattle, but when two teams from Cascadia meet on the pitch it can hardly be described as a friendly, as one reporter noted, "The Cascadia Cup rivalry takes no games off, even in the preseason." (Ives Galarcep - Soccer by Ives) 

The friendly featured three different groups for each of the 45-minute halves and the additional 30-minute session. Read who made the lineup that The Province's Marc Weber described as, "giving Vancouver fans their first real indication of what an opening-day lineup could look like for season two." (Marc Weber - The Province)

The intensity was immediately high as the I-5 adversaries dueled it out on the pitch with Camilo setting the tempo early on, slotting the ball between the posts only 35 seconds into the match. Camilo’s goal gave Whitecaps FC a one goal lead at the end of the first half, but Seattle were able to finally pull one back in the second half to end the game in a 1:1 draw. Check out the complete highlights of the match HERE. (MLSsoccer.com)

"Overall I think it was a good game against a very good team. Both teams worked hard and took it seriously and I think everybody's got to be happy with that," Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie told reporters after the match. Watch the rest of his post-game interview, along with feedback from ‘Caps keeper Joe Cannon HERE. (MLSsoccer.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:

One player who was all smiles after Whitecaps FC first scrimmage against his former Sounders team was latest signing Sebastian Le Toux who told reporters, “So far, it’s been great. My new teammates welcomed me very well and I feel comfortable to play here and the new coaching staff is great, too.” (Jose Romero - MLSsoccer.com)

If it’s a complete breakdown of yesterday’s preseason matchup you seek then look no further. You can always trust Simon Fudge to include all the important details in his latest match-report. (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)