VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Our premier founding partner, Bell, has landed a massive deal with FIFA – 2015 through 2022, Bell Media has exclusive Canadian broadcasting rights for anything FIFA! (Bell Media – TSN.ca)
Speaking of FIFA, exclusive serving rights for the World Cup in both 2018 and 2022 have been given to another one of our major partners. “We're looking forward to the opportunities presented as the FIFA World Cup tournament brings the excitement of the beautiful game to new and different places around the world,” said Chris Burggraeve, Anheuser-Busch InBev's chief marketing officer. (David Gold – insideworldfootball.com)
Excited for Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs to start? – Check out the full broadcast schedule here! (MLSsoccer.com)
The Canadian women’s soccer team is going to ‘tango’ for gold today at 3 p.m. PDT versus Brazil. The last time these two teams met was a 0-0 draw so it promises to be a tight game with lots of excitement! (Signa Butler – CBC Sports)
MLS have started their bracket for the best goal of the year. Make sure to vote for Eric Hassli’s spectacular goal in Group F! (MLSsoccer.com)
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:
After a year of ups and downs for ‘Caps fans – Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe have partnered up to show you an overview of the season that will leave you excited for what next year has in store. (Carl Valentine & Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are officially accepting applications for their college showcase taking place in March – any teams in the U15 to U18 age ranges are encouraged to apply! (whitecapsfc.com)
Have you voted Hassli yet? Whitecaps FC striker, Eric Hassli is up for the top MLS Goal of the Year – so be sure to vote! (whitecapsfc.com)
Zac Ratcliffe has put together some favourite fan moments of the year – check it out here! (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)
CANADIAN SOCCER REPORT:
Canada have learned their opponents for the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying tournament at BC Place. “Canada — ranked ninth in the world by FIFA — was placed in Group A with 44th-ranked Costa Rica, 61st-ranked Haiti and No. 94 Cuba in the draw held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.” (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)