WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
It's exactly ‘four’ days until the season opener against Montreal Impact on March 10th at BC Place, so to add to the excitement we'll be doing a countdown themed ‘Caps Chronicle for each day leading up to First Kick. Let’s take a look at the number ‘four’.
Whitecaps FC are looking to improve on their defensive record last year, and that starts with the back ‘four’. The additions of Young-Pyo Lee, Martin Bonjour and the continued strong play of number ‘4’ Alain Rochat and captain Jay DeMerit saw the 'Caps concede no goals during the recent Disney Pro Soccer Classic. DeMerit has become quite the wordsmith as well, writing a blog for goal.com. In his most recent blog, he talks about the anticipation around First Kick and the budding rivalries in MLS. DeMerit believes Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbres, Toronto FC and Montreal Impact are Whitecaps FC ‘four’ most fierce rivals. (Jay DeMerit - Goal.com)
Michael Nanchoff made his professional debut for Whitecaps FC as a substitute in a game versus Real Salt Lake on June ‘4’, 2011, and this year he will turn 2‘4’ on September 2‘4’.. Before then, the versatile midfielder is looking to make an impact on March 10 and beyond. (Bruce Constantineau - The Vancouver Sun)
The Canadian women's national team fell 2-0 to France in the Cyprus Cup today. Though the tournament finale didn't go their way, they're still well on their way with preparatations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. With a little over 'four' months to go until the Olympics, head coach John Herdman will hold a training camp in Vancouver, and Whitecaps FC will look to help out anyway they can. (Bruce Constantineau - The Vancouver Sun)
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. HERE!
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 added midfielder Floyd Franks to the fold on Tuesday, bringing their roster total to 29 players. Franks who was born in 198‘4’ is a former Carolina RailHawks player who has worked closely with head coach Martin Rennie before. (whitecapsfc.com)
Quick what is 625 multiplied by ‘4’ ? Well that’s easy, 2,500, and that’s exactly how many tickets are left for Saturday’s home opener versus Canadian rivals Montreal Impact. Make sure you and your friends are in the stands on Saturday to watch First Kick as Whitecaps FC begin Round 2. (whitecapsfc.com)
Around the MLS takes a look at the ‘Quarter’finals of the CONCACAF Champions League which, features three MLS teams LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC. Make sure you check out all of the moves happening around the MLS before first kick this weekend. (Simon Fudge - whitecapsfc.com)