VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
If you haven’t done so already, keep your eye out for Bob Lenarduzzi: A Canadian Soccer Story as it hits bookstores throughout the Lower Mainland. Learn about why the former Whitecaps FC defender and current club president was inspired to write this must-read story. “Maybe because I will talk soccer with anyone, anywhere. Always have, always will, partially to promote the sport, partially because when two soccer fans get together the topic kicks in almost instantly.” (whitecapsfc.com)
After helping Whitecaps FC to a 3-0 victory over Real Salt Lake, learn which ‘Caps defender earned high praise from head coach Tom Soehn. (Marc Weber – The Province)
It was a great atmosphere at last Thursday’s first win on Bell Pitch downtown at BC Place, but the Southsiders made their presence felt before they even arrived at the stadium. (Martin Dunphy – straight.com)
Whitecaps FC defender Jeb Brovsky continues to learn on the job during his first season in Major League Soccer (MLS). Learn all about his development on both sides of the ball and the improvement since the start of the season. (Marc Weber – The Province)
Need a preview before tomorrow night’s match between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and D.C. United? Whitecaps FC will be looking to play spoiler as their Washington-based opponents currently sit five points back of Houston and New York Red Bulls for the final wild card playoff berth. (Fox News Latino)
WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:
Make sure you listen to ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio throughout the week, as he connects with his partner-in-crime Paul Dolan to discuss a variety of topics this week. You can listen right now on teamradio.ca or find the podcast you are looking for right HERE.
The show is on every Monday to Friday at 3 p.m. PT on TEAM 1410.
Need even more soccer updates, information, and soccer perspective? Listen live to ‘Full-Time: Vancouver’s Soccer Show’ with Tyler Green and Mike Martignago’ which can be heard every Sunday from 9:00 – 11:00p.m. PT.
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
On September 24th, rescued Chilean miner Franklin Lobos visited Vancouver as part of a tour raising money to build schools in Chile. Check out the interview with Carl Valentine as he tells his remarkable story and talks about his current adventures. (Carl Valentine + Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)
With FIFA 12 making headlines around the globe, four Whitecaps FC players made a trip to the EA SPORTS studios in Burnaby, BC for a day of trash-talking, button-mashing, and virtual soccer. (Paul Albi – whitecapsfc.com)
Have you been eyeing up the new loge seating at BC Place? “Loge seats give fans the effect of being right on the pitch is not an original Whitecaps FC idea, but is something that many famous stadiums such as Man U’s Old Trafford feature. (Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps FC head coach Tom Soehn praised new defender Carlyle Mitchell for his leadership on the back-end last match. “Mitchell coming in at the back gave us some bite, real athleticism,” Soehn said. “He did a good job communicating. We did a good job of keeping a high line and staying organized."(Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)
Interested to learn more about Marie Hui, anthem singer for Whitecaps FC? Learn about Hui’s match-day preparation, musical inspirations, and the opportunity she will never forget. (Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)
In this week’s MLS Monday Postgame, John Bolster highlights the race for the golden boot, LA Galaxy clinching the Supporters’ Shield title, and the current playoff picture in MLS. (John Bolster – MLSsoccer.com)
CANADIAN SOCCER REPORT:
The Canadian men’s national soccer team continues ‘Round two’ of the 2014 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament tonight. The Red and White battle Puerto Rico at 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE @ BMO Field, as the Canadians try and take a strangle hold in Group C. (Canadian Soccer Association)
The 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament will be held at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC, from January 19 to 29, 2012. Tournament packages will go on sale September 9, 2011, with affordable prices featuring an average ticket price of just under $6.50 per match across 15 matches in eight days of world class soccer. (whitecapsfc.com)