‘Caps Chronicle: Getting defensive
WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Back-to-back clean sheets were a first for Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer, but one reporter notes that a new, “tactical and mental change on the team,” is what’s truly worth noting. “I think the work that we do this season it’s really different, the mentality is different,” explains midfielder Davide Chiumiento. (Hosea Chung - 24Hours)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Floyd Franks may be the picture or serenity off the field, digging into novels and partaking in crosswords, but on the field he’s known for being bold and tenacious. “He'll sit in the hotel room every day [on the road], just reading, not really talking to anybody," says Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Brad Knighton. Get to know a little bit about the intriguing and audacious addition to Whitecaps FC's roster in this feature story from The Province's Marc Weber. (Marc Weber - The Province)
A total of six players from Major League Soccer made the final cut of the Canadian men's under-23 national team roster for the CONCACAFOlympic qualifying tournament that begins this Thursday, March 22nd. It should come as no surprise to ‘Caps fans that both Russell Teibert and Bryce Alderson both made the squad along with former 'Caps Philippe Davies, Randy Edwini-Bonsu and Marcus Haber. (Canada Soccer – whitecapsfc.com)
Be sure to tune in to Sportsnet who will be broadcasting all of the action. You can find a complete schedule and a preview of the matches at MLSsoccer.com. (MLSsoccer.com)
Lastly, Whitecaps fans continue to show they’re a class bunch with their show of support for Darren Mattocks. You can wish Darren a speedy recovery as well both on Facebook or by using the #GetWellDarren hashtag on Twitter. (whitecapsfc.com)
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. HERE!
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:
It was a successful weekend at the girl's edition of the Whitecaps FC College Showcase with BCSPL teams and visiting teams helping to deliver the best event to date. Whitecaps FC's Brandon Timko recaps the action. (Brandon Timko - whitecapsfc.com)
The 'Caps added some talent on the female front with the announcement that defender Carley Radomski has joined the club’s U-18 Girls Elite program. Carley is the first EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) player to have joined the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite program. (whitecapsfc.com)
Undefeated and none conceded! Only 16 prior MLS teams can claim the kind of start the ‘Caps have had in their first two matches of the season. MLSsoccer.com’s Elijah Miller has the details! (Elijah Miller – MLSsoccer.com)