WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are right around the corner, and Team Canada are currently holding their training camp for the men’s soccer team in Sunrise, Florida, where Bryce Alderson and Russell Teibert are currently competing for roster spots. Teibert believes Canada’s biggest challenge “will be to piece it together and be an eleven.” Read Marc Weber`s article as Teibert takes Olympic camp one game at a time. (Marc Weber - The Province)
Versatility in the midfield is key to any soccer team’s success. Whitecaps FC have versatility and depth with the likes of Jun Marques Davidson, Gershon Koffie and soon Barry Robson. However, the next future star of the 'Caps midfield could be Alderson. The Canadian product was on the bench for Saturday’s huge win over Montreal and he looks to make an impact with the first team this season. (Marc Weber - The Province)
Last year Brad Knighton made quite the impression in North Carolina for head coach Martin Rennie with Carolina RailHawks. This year he hopes to make an impression north of the border for the ‘Caps. Check out Bruce Constantineau’s story about Knighton’s rise back to Major League Soccer. (Bruce Constantineau - The Vancouver Sun)
It was a fantastic start for Whitecaps FC on Saturday. The two goals notched by Sebastian Le Toux and Camilo were both works of art and great team goals. The staff at MLSsoccer.com also thought the 'Caps scores each stood out, as they have both been nominated for Goal of the Week. Make sure to vote for either Le Toux or Camilo. (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. 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:
Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe were out at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex yesterday watching the ’Caps train, and Carl was eager to learn Camilo’s dance moves from Saturday’s post-goal celebration. Check out the video as Carl looks to get his salsa moves down pat. (Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe - whitecapsfc.com)
The Rennie-sance in Vancouver started off with a bang against the Canadian rivals Montreal Impact with a 2-0 victory on Saturday. Head Coach Martin Rennie’s rapid rise through the North American soccer ranks has been astonishing. He prides himself on being an outside-the-box thinker and a player’s coach. Read all about his plan for Whitecaps FC. (Joshua Nanavaty, Paul Albi and Zac Ratcliffe - whitecapsfc.com)
Bryce Alderson was recently called-up along with teammate Russell Teibert to Canada’s U-23 Olympic Qualifying Team. Alderson’s rise as happened with not only Team Canada but, with Whitecaps FC as well has been a testament to his incredible work ethic. Check out Martin MacMahon’s piece on Alderson’s rise and why he could be the next Whitecaps FC star. (Martin MacMahon - MLSsoccer.com)