WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Today is Bell Let’s Talk day! Vancouver Whitecaps FC have teamed up with our premier founding partner Bell in support of Canadian mental health through the Bell Let’s Talk campaign. The initiative recognizes that talking makes a significant impact in breaking down the stigma attached to mental health. Bell’s campaign encourages people to “start the conversation” about mental health with friends, family and co-workers. (The Vancouver Sun)
Show your support for the Bell Let’s Talk campaign. Be part of the conversation about mental health. Today, for every text message, long distance call and retweet made by Bell customers, Bell will contribute 5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health. Click on the link to retweet in support of mental health. RETWEET HERE!
Joe Cannon is a great goalkeeper, but perhaps yesterday he found his career path once he hangs up his boots. Coaching or broadcasting could be a good future choice for the charismatic Cannon. Watch as Cannon put CTV reporter Jason Pires through the paces yesterday at Casa Grande. (Jason Pires - CTV.ca)
2nd overall MLS SuperDraft pick Darren Mattocks has started to get used to his new surroundings in Vancouver. Head coach Martin Rennie spoke highly of Mattocks in a recent interview with the Jamaican Observer. Check it out HERE. (Paul Burrowes - The Jamaican Observer)
The Whitecaps women's season begins in May, but head coach Jesse Symons is already looking ahead to leading the 'Caps W-League squad for the first time. Read about the North Van native's thoughts on winning Canada Games gold, developing players, and how he likes his teams to play. (Nicholas M. Pescod - North Shore News)
WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:
‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad is back in its usual 3:00 p.m. timeslot on TEAM 1410 sports radio! Its for those of you who may have missed past episodes, you can find them HERE!
The show airs 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 on the best coast, including up to date coverage of Whitecaps FC, Highlanders, Men's and Women's Canadian national teams, and local community clubs be sure to listen in HERE!
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
There has been a schedule change for Whitecaps FC. The late-season matchup with Portland Timbers has been moved from Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, October 21. Read the announcement on whitecapsfc.com.
In the latest edition of The TWO ONE, Carl Valentine catches up with Whitecaps FC co-owner Jeff Mallett, in Casa Grande, Arizona. They discussed a variety of topics including the facility at Casa Grande, the outlook for the upcoming season, and the Residency program. Check out the video HERE. (Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe - whitecapsfc.com)
Atiba Harris made a spectacular return to the pitch on Monday where he set up Camilo with a beautiful feed for the ‘Caps only goal in their preseason draw with Seattle Sounders FC. Martin MacMahon talks to Harris about his off-season, the newest additions to the team and Whitecaps FC fortunes for the upcoming year. (Martin MacMahon - MLSsoccer.com)