'Caps Chronicle: What a weekend
WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
What a win! The chants rained down at BC Place on Saturday afternoon as the 'Caps won a thrilling match over Western Conference table toppers San Jose Earthquakes. The win was the ‘Caps fourth straight and they will look to carry that momentum forward against FC Edmonton in the second leg of their semi-final of the Amway Canadian Championship. (Marc Weber - The Province)
Omar Salgado is making quite the impact on the pitch recently. Head coach Martin Rennie realized quickly what he had in Salgado and decided to get him to transition from striker to left wing. On the left, Salgado is making his mark. (Martin MacMahon - Sportsnet.ca)
Y.P. Lee has lived up to his preseason billing and has arguably been the ‘Caps most consistent player this season. However, off the pitch he’s hardly living the rock star life style, focusing on his family, soccer and new culture. (Ian Macintyre - Vancouver Sun)
After four wins in a row and three in Major League Soccer play, the ‘Caps have cracked the top five in ESPN.com’s power rankings. Check out the new rankings and see where the Blue and White stack up. (Jeff Carlsile-ESPN.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 MLS squad wasn't the only team in action this past weekend, as Whitecaps FC U-23 opened their PDL campaign with a 3-0 win against defending league champions Kitsap Pumas. Check out the highlights (Mike Lazar & Zac Ratcliffe-whitecapsfc.com)
The women’s season is right around the corner as well, with the season opener coming this Sunday, May 13 in Victoria against Highlanders FC. Whitecaps FC women got off to a good start, capturing a preseason victory in a friendly against the Oregon State Beavers. Find out who led the way for the ‘Caps in their 2-1 victory. (Joshua Nanavaty - whitecapsfc.com)
The sun is out and it’s a great time for soccer. With that being said, Whitecaps FC Summer Camps presented by Bell get started very soon at a Lower Mainland park near you. Early bird registration ends on Tuesday, May 15, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible as you don’t want to lose your spot to participate in this once in a life time opportunity. (Joshua Nanavaty & Paul Albi - whitecapsfc.com)
The top teams in each conference, San Jose and Kansas City both fell to Canadian clubs on the weekend. The 'Caps topped the Earthquakes and Sporting Kansas City fell at home to Montreal Impact. Find out what else happened around Major League Soccer this weekend. (John Bolster - MLSsoccer.com)
The ‘Caps won 2-0 over FC Edmonton last Wednesday in the first leg of their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal. However, that wasn’t the only soccer game taking place between Edmonton and Vancouver, as the supporters of both clubs took to a pitch to test their skills with the ‘Caps supporters coming out on top 11-7. Check out all the highlights. (Paul Albi - whitecapsfc.com)