WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Saturday's trip to the city of brotherly love will be a return of sorts for three members of Vancouver Whitecaps FC's roster. Jordan Harvey, for one, is eagerly anticipating the trip to compete against his former club. "I have a lot of good memories and it holds a really good place in my heart," said Harvey, 28. "I'm looking forward to seeing some old faces and the fans that are so rowdy. It will be fun to see the reaction." (Marc Weber - The Province)
Another former Union player looking to make an impression is Frenchman Sébastien Le Toux. Long a figurehead for the organization after scoring 25 goals and 20 assists in his two seasons with Philadelphia, don't expect any parades in the windy city should the 'Caps continue the momentum with their undefeated, unconceded streak! (Bruce Constantineau - Vancouver Sun)
This weekend’s matchup also marks the return of two other players. John Thorrington and Atiba Harris are once again in the lineup after missing time due to injury. “It has been almost a year since I played in a real game,” Harris said. “So I'm looking forward to making an effort to try and make this trip.” (Bruce Constantineau - Vancouver Sun)
With top class veterans like John Thorrington back on the pitch this season, head coach Martin Rennie is looking to them to take an active day-to-day role in helping the squad achieve their goals. Said Thorrington, "We looked up records and stats and made goals for ourselves that we all believe that we can accomplish and I know that with this group of guys, sky's the limit." (Irfaan Gaffar - Sportsnet)
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 inHERE!
Have you heard about ‘The Soccer Show’ with Nigel Reed and Bob Iarusci? Make sure to listen HERE!
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
With the new unbalanced schedule, rival conference teams are forced to pack all the action into a single match which is exactly what will be happening in Philadelpia on Saturday. Simon Fudge has the preview of the weekend matchup. (Simon Fudge - whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps women’s squad is beginning to take shape with the announcement of the first two players. Read up on defender Danielle Johnson and striker Mele French, both formerly of WPS. (whitecapsfc.com)
Everyone knows that Cascadia is home to the most fun and devoted supporters in the league. UNIGLOBE Vision has made it even easier for you to take that support on the road with the announcement of special travel packages to Portland, Seattle and sunny Los Angeles. (whitecapsfc.com)
Have you heard about the Official Whitecaps FC Fantasy League? Think you have what it takes to be the next Martin Rennie? Be sure to check-out the latest fan feature from Whitecaps FC and join in before the deadline to win bragging rights and prizes! (whitecapsfc.com)