'Caps Chronicle - Aug 8

'Caps Chronicle: Winning weekend

After Vancouver Whitecaps FC claimed their third win of the 2011 MLS campaign, there are a variety of breakdowns as to why the ‘Caps defeated Chicago Fire 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. Find out just how important Eric Hassli thought the victory was (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun).

Missed the match, here is a quick recap (MLSsoccer.com).

After defeating Chicago Fire 4-2 at Empire Field, Whitecaps FC head coach Tom Soehn praised his forwards for making meaningful defensive contributions (Terry Bell – The Province).

Want to see reaction from the match between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Chicago Fire? Carl Valentine speaks with Whitecaps FC players and coaches after the match (Zac Ratcliffe and Carl Valentine). 

Want a Canadian perspective on the Whitecaps FC/Chicago-land battle at Empire Field on Sunday afternoon? This angle shows what home cooking can do in combination with Chicago Fire’s lack of focus on Sunday afternoon (CBCsports.ca – The Canadian Press).

Luke Wileman’s – (TSN) analysis of Toronto FC and Whitecaps FC offensive outburst hints at a great week for Canadian soccer both inside MLS and throughout the preliminary round of the CONCACAF Champions League. 

After two matches, Pavel Pardo is looking like a valuable signing for the Fire as he scored the only goal in their 1-1 draw against Philadelphia Union before putting in a strong performance against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. But it was the ‘Caps Eric Hassli who stole the show on Sunday afternoon. (Gapers Block – Colin Hettinger).   

Want a Chicago look at Whitecaps 4-2 victory over Chicago Fire? According to (Etheria Modacure – Examiner.com) “The Fire will need to win a majority of their upcoming matches to make a run at the postseason, a fact which wasn’t lost on Johnson after the club’s match against Vancouver”. 

Make sure you listen to ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio, teamradio.ca or find the podcast HERE.

The show is on every Monday to Friday at 3:00 p.m. PT on AM 1410.

Think you have what it takes to score the first goal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Bell Pitch downtown? Read this article and learn how you may be lucky enough to have the opportunity in front of thousands of fans (Jenna Visram – whitecapsfc.com).

Want to find out Vancouver Whitecaps FC striker Eric Hassli’s recipe for success against Chicago Fire on Sunday afternoon? Try this food for thought piece (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).

Think you know Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder John Thorrington? Here’s another video that gets up front and personal with the former Chicago Fire player (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).

Have you been to a Vancouver Whitecaps FC match this season? The ‘Caps players and staff thank you for your wonderful support! (whitecapsfc.com).