‘Caps Chronicle: Bouncebackability
WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
According to Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit, the ‘Caps showed their “bouncebackability” in their last match against FC Dallas. Find out what he means in his latest blog post where he also shares his experience playing footie with Coldplay at BC Place, and honours his friend Patrick Grange who recently lost his battle with ALS. (Jay DeMerit – Goal.com)
Omar Salgado was a big part of the team’s “bouncebackability” after getting his first taste as a starter this season against FC Dallas. Now the prodigious youngster is hoping his patience and hard work will translate into even more opportunities. “Martin Rennie has really given me confidence starting me this Saturday,” Salgado said following practice. “I have to respect that and give him my all, and fight for him. You have to work hard, and when the game comes, give it your all – you have to use that opportunity to show you belong there.” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)
The question has been raised about Saturday’s road match against Columbus whether it can really be considered an away game with so many Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Michael Nanchoff supporters in the crowd. “You have no idea how long I have been waiting for this,” the Whitecaps FC midfielder told reporters about returning to his native Ohio state. “My only word to explain it is ecstatic. There will be people from all over coming not only to hopefully see me play, but cheer on the Whitecaps and I think it will feel like a home away from home.” (Irfaan Gaffar – Sportsnet)
Another member of the squad who’s eager to return to the lineup is ‘Caps left fullback Alain Rochat. After completing his first full training with the team on Wednesday he’s counting down the days until he’s fully back in action. (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)
Su nombre es Bryce Alderson, and according to his latest blog entry he's trying to learn Spanish. “Back home, I have a bunch of friends who speak Spanish, and of course their families speak it too, so whenever I'm over at their houses I can never understand anything,” writes Whitecaps FC’s homegrown midfielder. “Because of that, I've always wanted to learn it.” Buena Suerte Bryce! (Bryce Alderson – Goal.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:
Vancouver have tied their total number of clean sheets last season already this year and will be hoping to add to that record when they play Columbus Crew on the road tomorrow. Simon Fudge has the preview HERE! (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)
If you’ve ever dreamed of having an insiders-view of the behind-the-scenes at BC Place then now’s your chance! Whitecaps FC is welcoming fans to BC Place Community Weekend, a family-friendy open house with a multitude of fun family-activities to take part in! If food tasting on the concourse followed by getting to see the locker room on your favourite soccer team sounds like tons of fun then read up on the all the details HERE! (whitecapsfc.com)
There will be plenty of viewing parties around town to watch the UEFA Champions League final on May 19, between FC Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC, but the biggest in town will be at B.C. Place! The match will be shown on the big screen prior to the 2 pm derby clash between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders. Of course, you will need tickets for the match to attend so get them early! (whitecapsfc.com)
The 2012 Whitecaps Women’s Soccer Series presented by Kia, is a great way to bring elite level soccer to communities and with the season just around the corner, Whitecaps FC have announced the host clubs! (whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps FC were honoured with the distinguished Torch-Bearer award by the World Harmony Run the other day. Check in with the legend Carl Valentine who attended the event! (Joshua Nanavaty, Carl Valentine & Paul Albi – whitecapsfc.com)
Get to know one of the ‘Caps most passionate supporters groups the “Curva Collective” in this video feature by Matthew Yeoman and Paul Albi! (Matthew Yeoman & Paul Albi – whitecapsfc.com)