'Caps Chronicle: Young players take centre stage
WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
With the countdown to First Kick now at only 26 days, MLSsoccer.com’s Andrew Wiebe sets the stage for the much anticipated 2012 MLS campaign. Today he features the prolific scoring power of Sebastian Le Toux, noting that with his addition to Whitecaps FC's roster, "Vancouver could have the most potent attack in the league." (Andrew Wiebe - MLSsoccer.com)
Two Whitecaps FC rookies made their impact felt on the pitch Friday versus Real Salt Lake. Greg Klazura set up Darren Mattocks for a beautiful goal to score Whitecaps FC’s only tally. With young prospects like this, the future looks bright for Whitecaps FC. (Bruce Constantineau - Vancouver Sun)
Whitecaps FC enter their second season in MLS on Saturday, March 10, versus Montreal Impact. Russell Teibert is also entering his second season in the MLS. The young Canadian prospect looks to take over an expanded role with Whitecaps FC. (Steve Bottjer - Sportsnet.ca)
Teibert came through the Whitecaps FC Residency program, which is crucial to the success of the first team. Jeremiah Oshan breaks down the increasing emphasis on youth development by MLS clubs, including the significant accomplishments so far achieved by Whitecaps FC. (Jeremiah Oshan - SBNation.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’ with Nigel Reed and Bob Iarusci? Make sure you listen HERE!
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
Whitecaps FC announced today that single match tickets for the first six matches go on sale tomorrow. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than tickets to a Whitecaps FC match? (whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps FC wrapped up their first trip of the preseason in Casa Grande, Arizona. The trip was filled with several highlights, including two preseason matches versus Sounders FC and Real Salt Lake, a trip to Phoenix to visit with co-owner Steve Nash, and a surprise “shower” for Joe Cannon. See all the behind-the-scenes footage from Arizona. (Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe - whitecapsfc.com)
Steve Nash was recently named to his eighth National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game putting him amongst elite company. Speaking of elite company, on Sunday he caught up with our own Carl Valentine. They discussed First Kick on March 10, the Residency program and the great support from fans. Watch the interview HERE! (Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe - whitecapsfc.com)
The off-season is slowly winding down. It’s a time where the offices at Whitecaps FC are bustling with work getting done preparing for the next season. One of the tasks currently being tackled is preparing this year’s media guide. Player bios are a huge part of the guide. Read all about Simon Fudge’s experience writing player bios. (Simon Fudge - whitecapsfc.com)