'Caps Chronicle: May Madness

Rennie's squad played eight matches this month

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

NCAA basketball fans know all about March Madness, but Whitecaps FC supporters know all about May Madness. The Blue and White just finished their busiest month of the season as they played eight matchs in four weeks. The ‘Caps acquitted themselves very well on the field, holding down a would-be playoff position in the Western Conference while earning two hard fought points in two Cascadia Cup matches. (Martin MacMahon - MLSsoccer.com)

Whitecaps FC played so many games in the month of May that the Vancouver Sun decided to hand out their first ever “Maybe” Awards. Check out the list of ‘Caps award winners including: workhorse of the month, breakout player of the month and rising star of the month. (Russell Berrisford - The Vancouver Sun)

What a difference a year can make. The ‘Caps have a new head coach, hold a new MLS record for consecutive shutout minutes to start a season and the team currently sits in a playoff spot. Tyler Green reviews the ‘Caps second season in MLS with the club being a third of the way through their season. (Tyler Green - 24 Hours)

As one of the veteran leaders on Whitecaps FC, John Thorrington is relied upon heavily off the field by Martin Rennie and his coaching staff . Thorrington has been able to make significant contributions on the field this year and this past week in the City of Roses he not only earned the Budweiser Man of the Match award, but he was also later named to the MLS Team of the Week. (Marc Weber-The Province)

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!

‘Caps goalkeeper Joe Cannon has become a regular on the B-Mac and Taylor show on the TEAM 1040 every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. PT Cannon sits down and talks Whitecaps FC, MLS and much more. Make sure you check out past episodes 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 Cascadia rivalry is one of the best in Major League Soccer and supporters groups have been key to the rivalry since its inception. The Timbers Army helps make JELD-WEN Field true a fortress deep in the City of Roses. In continuing to look at supporters groups around MLS, Peter Schaad and Paul Albi get up close and personal with the Timbers Army. (Peter Schaad and Paul Albi - whitecapsfc.com)

Whitecaps FC supporters were not to be outdone in the City of Roses. Around 750 travelling fans made the six hour drive down the I-5 to watch the Blue and White capture a valuable road point and another key draw in the Cascadia Cup. ‘Caps players and coaches wanted to take the time to say thanks to their outstanding #CapsOnTour crew . (Paul Albi - whitecapsfc.com) 

Have you heard about the MLS W.O.R.K.S Community MVP contest? If you know someone who is a Whitecaps FC supporter and heavily involved in the community make sure you nominate them for the Community MVP contest for their chance to win Whitecaps FC swag, tickets to a match and possibly even a trip to Philadelphia to watch the MLS All-Star Game. (Joshua Nanavaty - whitecapsfc.com)

Whitecaps FC U-23 squad will be looking to exact some revenge on their fierce rivals to the south as they take on Seattle Sounders FC U-23 squad on Wednesday in PDL action. Mike lazar has the preview of tonight's action from Washington as the ‘Caps U-23 squad will look to continue their climb up the standings. (Mike Lazar - whitecapsfc.com)