WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
With less than 24 hours until the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Omar Salgado reflects on last year’s draft, when he was selected by Whitecaps FC with the number one overall pick. (YouTube – MLS)
Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story will hit screens in the United Kingdom later this month. With no Hollywood studio involvement, the film relied on independent crowd-funded support. (Jon Holmes – TEAMtalk.com)
WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:
‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio is on a winter break until the New Year, but for those of you who may have missed some episodes, you can find them HERE!
The show will return on January 23, 2012, and air every Monday to Friday at 3 p.m. PT on TEAM 1410.
You can always get your soccer fix every Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. PT by tuning into ‘Full-Time: Vancouver’s Soccer Show’ with Tyler Green and Mike Martignago on TEAM 1040.
West Coast Soccer Weekly is a new podcast hosted by Canadian Soccer News writers Pierce Lang and Michael McColl. For all things soccer in British Columbia and Canada, including up-to-date coverage of Whitecaps FC, Victoria Highlanders FC, Canadian national teams, and local community clubs, be sure to listen in HERE!
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
The MLS Combine ended yesterday, meaning this will be the end of the road for some prospects, and for others just the beginning. Nerves are high for the prospects with little left but to hurry up and wait. MLSsoccer’s Travis Clark checks in with a few of the Combine players to discuss how they performed. (Travis Clark - MLSsoccer.com)
Last year Whitecaps FC defied predictions in selecting Omar Salgado as the number one pick. Having the first pick has the advantage of guaranteeing you'll get exactly who you set your sights on. But what kind of strategy do Whitecaps FC take with having the second pick? Martin MacMahon speaks with club president Bob Lenarduzzi to discuss. (Martin MacMahon – whitecapsfc.com)
Alexis Demmery proves that soccer can be groovy in the latest installment of 'Caps for Canada. This time we feature Carmelina Moscato who returned after almost two years of hanging up her cleats, stating, “I realized how much I loved the game and actually gained a completely new appreciation for it.” (Alexis Demmery - whitecapsfc.com)
Tired of being on the sidelines? Want a chance to prove you've got what it takes to be a part of the Vancouver Whitecaps team? Volunteering with Whitecaps FC is an ideal starting point for anyone looking to work in the sports industry, check out how you can get involved with your favourite soccer club HERE! (Paul Albi & Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)
CANADIAN SOCCER SCENE:
One of the hopefuls at this year’s MLS SuperDraft is Canadian striker Evan James, who played college soccer for the University of Charlotte 49ers last year. James is feeling positive about his performance overall, “I feel like I've impressed some people and hopefully I've impressed them enough.” Check out his full reflection on the Players Combine HERE. (Franco Panizo – Soccer by Ives)
Two Canadian Men's National Team players went head-to-head in a heated FA Cup matchup as Simeon Jackson's club Norwich City took on David Edgar's side Championship side Burnley. Find out how they fared and what some of their other Reds teammates were up to this weekend in MLSsoccer.com's latest edition of Canadian Exports. (Rudi Schuller - MLSsoccer.com)