WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
It appears that Omar Salgado could find himself in a new position, as head coach Martin Rennie has been playing the youthful prodigy on the left wing in recent training and reserve matches. (Marc Weber - The Province)
Speaking of exciting developments, earlier today Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced the latest addition to the club. The name is one that all Canadians are familiar with, none other than John Furling, former head of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, has joined the organization as the club’s executive chair. "It never dawned on me that this would be something that I'd be doing," one reporter quoted him as saying following today’s news conference. "I'm a season ticket holder, I love the game… to be involved in this way is great.” (Marc Weber – The Province)
Another veteran who’s eager to get to work is indefatigable Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Joe Cannon. Next Wednesday’s match against Sporting Kansas City can’t come soon enough for the ‘Caps keeper who is keen for the next challenge. “We have a great coaching staff that’s going to put together a great game plan,” Cannon told reporters. “But historically, I’d much prefer to get over a game quickly.” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)
Cannon’s talent in net is invaluable to the team, and he hopes it will become invaluable to the next generation of keepers as well having recently started a blog to help pass on his knowledge and experience to young soccer players. (Joe Cannon – Goalkeeping 101 & Beyond)
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:
The team’s newly announced executive chair, John Furlong, presented an open letter to his fellow Whitecaps supporters today, professing his enthusiasm for “the world’s game” and the ‘Caps. “Soccer has been a lifelong passion of mine,” writes Furlong. “I can still name England’s starting XI at the 1966 FIFA World Cup the one and only time they lifted that trophy!" (John Furlong – whitecapsfc.com)
From leading the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to being named an Officer of the Order of Canada, John Furlong's resume is a marvel to behold. Read all about the storied history of the 'Caps latest family member in the official release. (whitecapsfc.com)
Whitecaps FC Residency squads play in their last home game this month later on today. Read up on the match that technical director and head coach Richard Grootscholten calls, "an important one that we absolutely have to win." (Christopher Bromley – whitecapsfc.com)