'Caps Chronicle: Pacific Passion

DeMerit believes Cascadia is the very best that MLS has to offer

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Captain Jay DeMerit believes that BC Place is among the top venues in MLS, and that the Whitecaps Wave could eventually become one of the league's top traditions, in due time. He also gives high praise to fellow Pacific Northwest stadiums, listing CenturyLink Field in Seattle and JELD-WEN field in Portland as two of the best atmospheres in MLS. Read Jay’s weekly blog on goal.com. This week the captain looks at MLS stadiums and fan traditions among MLS clubs. (Jay DeMerit - Goal.com)

'Caps keeper Joe Cannon has been nominated for Save of the Week for the third time in five weeks. The veteran 'keeper has already won two Save of the Week awards this season helping the' Caps to their impressive new MLS record of most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal to start a season. Make sure to vote for Cannon HERE! (MLSsoccer.com)

The Blue and White suffered their first setback this week, as they dropped a 3-1 result in the Bay Area to San Jose Earthquakes. However, they did set a new record in MLS for most minutes without conceding a goal to start a season and there were a few other positives to pull out from the defeat. Sports Illustrated believe the ‘Caps are still on the up-swing placing them seventh in their power rankings and MLSsoccer.com kept the ‘Caps in seventh after their first defeat of the season. (Avi Creditor - Sportsillustrated.com & MLSsoccer.com)

The Amway Canadian Championship is about to kick off again in a couple of weeks, as the ‘Caps battle FC Edmonton and Toronto and Montreal face off. Make sure you check out all the details on the Canadian Championship HERE! (Concacaf.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 have added a new 'Fan page'. Make sure to take a look  before the next home game on Wednesday, April 18. (whitecapsfc.com)

Saturday, was a tough day for Whitecaps FC as they suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands the San Jose Earthquakes. The ‘Caps who were up 1-0 on their Bay Area foes eventually fell to their California rivals 3-1. However, there were positives to pull out of the ‘Caps defeat. Martin MacMahon examines the bigger picture that lies ahead for Whitecaps FC after their first defeat of the season. (Martin MacMahon-MLSsoccer.com)

Another week is in the books for Major League Soccer, and the shocking results continued as a Cascadia rival fell at home and the ‘Caps next home opponent, Sporting Kansas City, continued their undefeated start to this 2012 season. The Monday Postgame examines all these stories in-depth. (Jon Bolster-MLSsoccer.com)

It wasn’t all bad news for the Blue and White this weekend as the 'Caps reserve squad defeated San Jose Earthquakes reserves by a score of 2-1 in California. Goals were scored by Long Tan and Atiba Harris. Check out the full match report and highlights. (Simon Fudge-Whitecapsfc.com)