'Caps Chronicle: Return to Carolina

Rennie and Ritchie set for return against former team

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Martin Rennie will be back in Carolina this coming Sunday, March 4, when he brings his new team to face his old one. Rennie sat down with Neil Morris to talk about his transition from the RailHawks to the ‘Caps and the differences between the North American Soccer Leagues (NASL) to Major League Soccer (MLS). (Neil Morris - indyweek.com)

The season is approaching ever so fast with just 11 days left to go until First Kick against Montreal Impact on March 10. Marc Weber was overcome with Oscar fever from the weekend and decided that now was a good time to hand out his second annual pre-season Van Provies! Check out who won best actor, best supporting actor and best director, among other awards. (Marc Weber - The Province)

Long Tan and Darren Mattocks provide bright young talent for the 'Caps future. However, with the way these two young attacking players are playing, the future might not be too far away. Read all about their phenomenal play in the preseason. (Martin MacMahon - sportsnet.ca)

The Whitecaps women's season gets started on Sunday, May 13, 2012 with a matchup against Victoria Highlanders FC. However, all ‘Caps fans should have Sunday, May 27, 2012, circled on their calendars when the 'Caps play their home opener in Coquitlam versus Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders Women. Yesterday, the Sounders added another United States national team star in Alex Morgan. (USLsoccer.com) Keep checking whitecapsfc.com for the latest news on the 'Caps women as the W-League season approaches.

 

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:

Last year's NASL MVP and Golden Ball winner Etienne Barbara has officially been added to the 'Caps MLS roster. In two years with Carolina RailHawks, he tallied 28 goals and 10 assists. This adds just another potent striker to the ‘Caps roster. (whitecapsfc.com)

Pink Shirt Day is tomorrow! This is where people all around the province wear pink shirts and pins to help support the cause of a bully-free world. Check out a message from Whitecaps FC player’s HERE! (Joshua Nanavaty & Zac Ratcliffe - whitecapsfc.com)

Michael Nanchoff had a tough first season in MLS. However, the University of Akron product is now back to full health and he’s made an impact in the preseason. Nanchoff already knows coach Rennie’s system well from his days of watching the Cleveland City Stars and he’s ready to start the 2012 season. (Simon Borgg-MLSsoccer.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)