'Caps Chronicle: Learning Process

Coach Rennie has a week to prepare for top side Sporting KC

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

The ‘Caps have a bye this week, as they prepare for Eastern Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City next Wednesday night on Bell Pitch at BC Place. Head coach Martin Rennie is looking to work on defensive structure and creating more offensive chances this week at training. Bruce Constantineau takes a look at how the ‘Caps are going to regroup after their first loss of the season in San Jose. (Bruce Constantineau - The Vancouver Sun)

It’s a learning process for the ‘Caps and their new head coach Martin Rennie, as they try and navigate a very difficult Western Conference. The defeat in San Jose was a difficult learning process for the ‘Caps, but they know they can use that experience to their benefit in the future. (Tyler Green - 24 Hours)

MLS announced on Wednesday which English Premier League side will face the MLS All-Stars at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania, on July 25. Find out which English side will be trying to seek revenge on the MLS All-Star team come late July. (MLSsoccer.com)

Late last week, Whitecaps FC added Jenna Richardson and Nicole Setterlund to their W-League roster. Both players are products of the South Surrey soccer system which, as local players have made them invaluable to Whitecaps FC. (Nick Greenizan - Peace Arch News)

Who is the global goalie? Lutz Pfannenstiel was a goalkeeper for the ‘Caps in the 2007 season. Pfannenstiel has now been dubbed the 'global goalie', as he’s the only professional soccer player to play in all six of FIFA’s global soccer confederations. Check out this interview, as Pfannenstiel talks to BBC radio about his lengthy career. (BBC Radio)

WHITECAPS FC PODCASTS & RADIO:

‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad is back in its usual 3 p.m. PT 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, Victoria Highlanders FC, Canadian men's and women's 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:

With the recent road trip in the books, whitecapsfc.com continued looking at the various supporters groups of MLS, this time in San Jose. Get to know the 1906 Ultras and the Casbah. (Peter Schaad, Zac Ratcliffe, and Paul Albi - whitecapsfc.com)

One current ‘Caps player who is still loved by the San Jose faithful is goalkeeper Joe Cannon, who made a diving save off of former teammate Shea Salinas. The save was noteworthy enough to see Cannon nominated for Save of the Week by MLS for the third time in five weeks. Make sure you vote to help the ‘Caps keeper win another award. (MLSsoccer.com)