'Caps Chronicle: Luck of the Irish

Addition of Notre Dame's Klazura helps shape roster for 2012

'Caps Chronicle - Feb. 23, 2012

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Photo by Geordie Irving

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Whitecaps FC are starting to feel lucky after they added newest ‘Cap defender Greg Klazura. The former Notre Dame Fighting Irish captain adds to a relationship that has slowly been building between Whitecaps FC and the university. Read all about Klazura’s tenacity and how he looks to contribute to the club in the 2012 season. (Marc Weber - The Province)

The roster for the 2012 season is starting to take shape with the latest addition of Klazura. Coach Martin Rennie hopes “Klazura can be a capable back-up for YP Lee”. If he can be, Whitecaps FC will be more than happy. (Bruce Constantineau - The Vancouver Sun)

It’s been about a month since head coach John Herdman led the Canadian women’s national team to a berth at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. As the preparation for the Olympics continues, the squad is now focusing on capturing their third straight Cyprus Cup. There are more than a few former Whitecaps FC women on the Canadian team that will participate in the Cyprus Cup. Canada opens the tournament against Scotland on February 28. (Signa Butler - CBC.ca)

 

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! 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’ with Nigel Reed and Bob Iarusci? Make sure to listen HERE!

 

WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:

Dr. Rick Celebrini, who acted as a consultant last year for Whitecaps FC, has joined the medical team full-time for the upcoming season as the head of sports medicine and science. As a former player and captain with the club from 1992 to 1995, Celebrini has gone on to create an outstanding medical career. Get to know Dr. Rick Celebrini a little better. (whitecapsfc.com)

Whitecaps FC are cautiously optimistic for 2012. With a new coach and a roster overhaul, Whitecaps FC hope to have the right mix for 2012. Read Martin MacMahon’s season preview for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and see where he predicts them to finish in the MLS standings. (Martin MacMahon - MLSsoccer.com)

Airport, hotel, training and match... then repeat. That has been the theme of Whitecaps FC training camp so far. The coaches and players hope that all this hard work that has been put in pays off for them in 2012 and their supporters. Check out the latest video from Florida. (Zac Ratcliffe - whitecapsfc.com)

The MLS on TSN and RDS schedule was relased today. 11 Whitecaps FC matches will be shown across Canada. Many matches higlight the calendar, including the First Kick showdown with expansion club Montreal Impact on Saturday, March 10, at 3 p.m. PT. Be sure to check out the entire schedule HERE! (whitecapsfc.com)

Got a new idea for a Whitecaps chant? How about a favourite match-day ritual? Whether you're new to the 'Caps or have been supporting us since 1974, we really want to hear from you! Visit our Superfan submission page HERE to tell us about your fan experience for a chance to be included in one of our Match Day programs, or even get featured on our website! (whitecapsfc.com)