'Caps Chronicle: The gentleman's game
WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
While Whitecaps FC's Sebastian Le Toux has garnered many a headline in the past few weeks, the French striker has been nothing if not a gentleman about his experience. That comes as no surprise to the Vancouver Sun's Bruce Constantineau, who points to Le Toux's composure on the field as evidence of his character, noting that in 90 MLS games over three seasons he has yet to receive a single caution. (Bruce Constantineau – the Vancouver Sun)
After being put through the ringer training with Whitecaps 'keeper Joe Cannon the other day, CTV’s Jason Pires chose to stretch things out with Y.P. Lee at the 'Caps Y.P. (yoga practice). Even though Lee is one of the senior players on the team, coach Rennie notes that he “is one of the fittest guys on the team.” (Jason Pires – CTV News)
'Caps co-owners Jeff Mallett & Steve Nash both made The Globe & Mail's Power 50 list which was released the other day. The annual list represents a ranking of individuals with the influence, and the desire, to affect sport in Canada during 2012. Check out their profiles, along with the other 48 people of note HERE (James Christie - the Globe & Mail)
WHITECAPS FC PODCASTS & 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.
Be sure to catch Pierce Lang and Michael McColl in conversation with new Whitecaps FC assistant coach Carl Robinson in their latest edition of West Coast Soccer Weekly, now also on iTunes so be sure to subscribe HERE.
Have you heard about ‘The Soccer Show’ with Nigel Reed and Bob Iarusci? Make sure you listen HERE!
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
The squad has been training hard down in Arizona and now they look to wrap up their time in the sun with a preseason friendly against MLS Western Conference rivals Real Salt Lake. Simon Fudge previews what to expect from the final desert showdown. (Simon Fudge - whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit spoke with reporter Martin MacMahon the other day about how he hopes to get by with a little help from his new friends on the backline this season. Check out what the core of Whitecaps FC's defence has to say about his return to fitness, along with how the latest additions to defense are fitting in with the squad. (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)
For the past 10 years, Vancouver Whitecaps FC have been a key ingredient in the development of talented women's soccer players. In his latest feature, Brandon Timko notes that playing collegiately while getting a post-secondary education is another step in this recipe for success. Follow along as he showcases the members of the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite program that have made their commitments to schools for this coming year. (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)