VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Vancouver Whitecaps FC reserves play their final match in MLS Reserve League competition today against Chivas USA reserves. Check out the roster heading down to The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. (Marc Weber – The Province)
One player looking to make the most of the match is Whitecaps FC midfielder Davide Chiumiento, who impressed head coach Tom Soehn with a training session filled with hard work on Monday as the 26-year old looks to earn his spot back in the lineup. “He came to work today," Soehn said. (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)
Whitecaps CEO Paul Baber responded yesterday to a couple items relating to turf conditions at BC Place and TV issues during the last ‘Caps match on Sportsnet. Check out his thoughts on both matters. (Marc Weber – The Province)
Have you heard the story of former ‘Caps women’s team player and current Canadian women’s national soccer team captain Christine Sinclair at this past summer’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany? “She knew it was broken because she heard it snap, a noise so loud it cut through the sound of the game and the crowd,” (Sean Fitz-Gerald-The Province)
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 Simon 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:
On Saturday, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be celebrating Fan Appreciation night at BC Place as they battle Colorado Rapids. In honour of his outstanding support to the ‘Caps, whitecapsfc.com have profiled Tom van As in appreciation of his outstanding support. (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)
With the ‘Caps reserves set to battle Chivas USA reserves in California today, read Simon Fudge’s match preview that highlights the roster and importance in the final 2011 MLS Reserve League match. (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com)
With this weekend serving as the last match for Whitecaps FC this season, check out the ‘Caps at training as they prepare for the 2010 MLS Cup champions, Colorado Rapids. (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)
THE SOCCER SCENE:
This week, CONCACAF Champions League action will conclude its ‘Group Stage’ portion of the competition as Toronto FC, Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, and FC Dallas all battle to advance into the next phase. Seattle Sounders FC, meanwhile, have already secured a berth as MLS hopes to send a record number of teams into the quarterfinals. (CCL)
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)