As Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1W-0L-1D) enter the third week of their 2010 season, the local media take a closer look at Saturday afternoon's inaugural meeting between Teitur Thordarson's side and Athletic Club of St. Louis (0W-3L-0D) at Swangard Stadium in the USSF D-2 Pro League.
Full-Time, Vancouver's Soccer Show - Match preview - @tylergreen1040
Tyler Green from Full-Time: Vancouver's Soccer Show has a full match preview with the thoughts on head coach Teitur Thordarson, goalkeeper Jay Nolly, midfielders Wes Knight and Luca Bellisomo, and striker Marcus Haber. CLICK HERE to hear the podcast.
The Vancouver Sun - Injecting healthy Moosetique into a lineup with flash, flair - @bconstantineau
... If crafty midfielder stays healthy, Caps will boost their star factor
Two appearances in two league games played so far bodes well for feisty Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Justin Moose.
The sometimes-bearded nifty fan favourite, who regularly elicits chants of "Mooooose!" from the Caps faithful at Swangard Stadium, experienced a season from injury hell last year by appearing in just six of 30 regular-season matches. CLICK HERE to read the article.
The Province - St. Louis signs Anelka ... no, not that one - @ProvinceWeber
New coach: Expansion team hires Claude Anelka to be head coach; faces Whitecaps Saturday
Midway through a phone interview on Thursday, as AC St. Louis was departing their hotel to face the Portland Timbers, head coach Claude Anelka asked for a moment, then yelled to his team: "Passports! IDs!"
It has been a challenging and slightly bizarre introduction to USSF D-2 soccer for Anelka, the older brother of well-known Chelsea and France striker Nicolas. CLICK HERE to read the article.