VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Whitecaps FC midfielder John Thorrington feels like he’s “turned the corner injury-wise” thanks to the ‘Caps dedicated medical staff and his “ice baths” at Kits Beach. “The medical staff has done a great job, not just getting me on the field but feeling good when I’m out there.” (Marc Weber – The Province)
Our very own captain, Jay DeMerit has been featured in Total Football Magazine! Find out how he feels about Whitecaps FC and where he sees the team going next year. (Chris Smith – Total Football Magazine)
Tomorrow Whitecaps FC take on FC Dallas to try and extend their two-match winning streak. Check out a rundown of the matchup here! (Yahoo Sports – Goal.com)
Missed the highlights from Wednesday’s victory versus D.C. United? – You can watch them here. Whitecaps FC players born in nine different countries have scored a goal this season! (tsn.ca)
WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:
Did you miss last week’s “HOT FUDGE FRIDAY” on ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ featuring whitecapsfc.com club correspondent and senior writer Simon Fudge? Don’t miss out as human soccer encyclopaedia tells you what’s hot in the English Championship every week.
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:
It’s finally here again – Hot Fudge Friday with our very own Simon Fudge will be on Team 1410 radio with Peter Schaad today. Be sure to have your ears peeled starting at 3 p.m. for his preview for the upcoming weekend in soccer!
With the U-16 and U-18 Residency teams looking to get back into game action, Jamieson has previewed their matches and highlighted what to look forward to in each. (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps FC co-owner Steve Nash made his first visit to BC Place on Wednesday to watch the win against D.C United. “We watched BC Place be a part of our community for so long, and also in a way see it deteriorate over the years. So to see it fresh and new and revamped is really exciting – what a great venue for our club.” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)
THE SOCCER SCENE:
Canadian athletes were welcomed into the Pan American Games last night with Christine Sinclair addressing the almost 800 athletes. Tomorrow she will lead the entire group carrying the flag into the Opening Ceremonies. “For me, it’s what I’ve dreamed about since I was a little kid.” (Sean Fitz-Gerald, Postmedia News)
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)