WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
John Thorrington has been a staple in the MLS soccer scene for years since he entered in the league with Chicago Fire in 2005. In 59 appearances with the Fire he notched eight goals and was a defensive stalwart. That’s why Whitecaps FC plucked the scrappy midfielder from the Fire in the 2010 Expansion draft. Unfortunately for Thorrington and ‘Caps fans, the gritty midfielder sat out injured most of the season. However, Thorrington hopes that 2012 will have a different outcome not just for the team, but for himself as well. (Bruce Constantineau - The Vancouver Sun)
Newly signed Designated Player (DP) Barry Robson is returning to the Middlesbrough line-up for their match tonight against Millwall. Manager Tony Mowbray knows Robson will give nothing less than 100 % tonight in to his return to the line-up after his finger injury. This match will also act as a great tune-up for Robson who prepares to join the Scottish national side for their friendly vs. Slovenia on Wednesday, February 29. (Middlesbrough Football Club)
Whitecaps FC travelled to sunny Orlando Florida yesterday for additional preseason training at the Disney Pro Soccer Classic tournament. Striker Omar Salgado however, will instead be travelling to Clermont, Florida, after being named as one of the 26 players invited to the United States Under-20 training camp which runs until March 1. He will join the team in Orlando afterwards. (Fidencio Enriquez - MLSsoccer.com)
WHITECAPS FC PODCASTS & RADIO:
‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad is back in its usual 3:00 p.m. timeslot on TEAM 1410 sports radio! 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!
Have you heard about ‘The Soccer Show’ with Nigel Reed and Bob Iarusci? Make sure to listen HERE!
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
Whitecaps FC have the best supporters in the MLS, there’s no doubt about that. Now, we are offering you Whitecaps FC fans a chance to be featured in our match day program. Fill out our brand new Superfan webform to have your chance to be featured. Fill out the form HERE! (whitecapsfc.com)
The MLS has created a brand new concussion protocol for the 2012 season. Whitecaps FC are also being proactive on the issue. Check out the first part of our three part story on the new concussion protocol and injury prevention. (Joshua Nanavaty - whitecapsfc.com)
Monty Hall became famous for the hit TV show Let's Make a Deal, and that's exactly what Montreal Impact and Houston Dynamo did last week. Follow along with Simon Fudge in his weekly round-up of Major League soccer happenings. (Simon Fudge - whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps FC's first team weren't the only successful Whitecaps squads this weekend, with both the U-18 and U-16 Residency squads earning a win last Saturday. Whitecaps FC's Brandon Timko has the full match-report. (Brandon Timko - whitecapsfc.com)
Yesterday marked the release of the MLS reserve league schedule for 2012. Whitecaps FC reserves schedule is highlighted by four home games at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and one Cascadia rivalry game at Swangard Stadium. (whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps players were looking as good off the pitch as on last week as they got up close and personal for a promotional photoshoot. Watch the full behind the scenes footage of your favourite players HERE. (whitecapsfc.com)