'Caps Chronicle: Difference makers make their presence felt

Depth and defence are two signatures for Whitecaps FC in 2012

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Assistant coach Carl Robinson has been a key addition to Martin Rennie’s staff. With the focus being on improved team defence, Robinson's previous MLS experience has been invaluable to Whitecaps FC. Listen to Robinson’s interview with Sky Sports as he talks about improved team defence and how he is adjusting to life in Vancouver. (Sky Sports)

Jay DeMerit has been key to helping Whitecaps FC start the season off on the right foot with two clean sheet and will be key in stopping the potent D.C. United attack on Saturday. The Bleacher Report has named DeMerit one of the players to watch this weekend. (Juan Carlos Salas - The Bleacher Report)

With Gershon Koffie out due to a last minute injury, Matt Watson stepped into the ‘Caps midfield with relative ease to help lead the team to their first road victory. (Marc Weber - The Province)

Carley Radomski became the first player from the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) to join the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite program. Radomski is quite the well-rounded athlete, impressive both on the pitch and off the pitch with her studies. (Kimiya Shokoohi - The Province)

Whitecaps fans continue to show your 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:

The ‘Caps will look to capture another three points as they take on D.C. United this weekend at BC Place. Make sure you check out the match preview so you know all the facts and figures going into the first night match on Bell Pitch at BC Place this season. (Simon Fudge - whitecapsfc.com)

Coming to Saturday’s game against D.C. United? Did you know about all of the pre-match activities that take place to get you pumped up to support your ‘Caps? Check out this piece on some of the pre-match activities. (Joshua Nanavaty and Zac Ratcliffe - whitecapsfc.com)

Last week Vancouver Whitecaps FC hosted a very successful girls College Showcase. This weekend the focus shifts to the boys as it’s their turn to strut their soccer skills to college scouts from around North America. Read all the details about the boys College Showcase. (Brandon Timko - whitecapsfc.com)

Check out the report from Tuesday’s training session as the ‘Caps prepare to take on D.C. United. The Blue and White are happy with their success up to this point but, they know that they have to take it one game at a time. (Joshua Nanavaty and Zac Ratcliffe-whitecapsfc.com)

Matt Watson played a crucial role in the ‘Caps first ever road win in California as he was a late replacement for Gershon Koffie. Watson is trying to make an offensive impact without compromising his defensive responsibilities. Check out Martin MacMahon’s article on the latest ‘Cap to make an impact. (Martin MacMahon - MLSsoccer.com)