'Caps Chronicle - August 9

'Caps Chronicle: Coach Rennie


After the official announcement was made at 10:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning, Whitecaps FC introduced Martin Rennie as their new head coach to take over next season. (Bruce Constantineau - Vancouver Sun)

The move is an exciting one for Whitecaps FC, as the club is thrilled to have "one of the brightest young coaches in North America." (Marc Weber – The Province)

With the blogosphere heating up over the new hire, take a look at this examination of the major announcement at Empire Field today. (Russell Berrisford – Vancouver Sun).

In continuing Whitecaps FC coverage of today’s coaching decision, Rennie tells reporters that, “I always wanted to coach in MLS but to do it in Vancouver is a great opportunity for me.” (The Canadian Press – Globe and Mail)

Not enough time to read long reports of Vancouver Whitecaps FC new head coaching decision, here is a quick tidbit of the latest news. (Scott Russell – News1130).

Here is a list of other media outlets reporting on Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s decision to hire Martin Rennie for the start of the 2012 MLS campaign. Check out the Sporting News perspective, Goal.com thoughts, insight from Carolina’s Newsobserver.com and Independent Weekly, and a take from Soccer by Ives     

Rennie hasn’t been the only one in the news for Whitecaps FC. This story details how Whitecaps FC have two strong goalkeepers pushing one another. (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)

Sick of Jay Nolly? Impossible! And that’s why Martin McMahon also wrote a terrific read on the Whitecaps FC goalkeeper(Martin McMahon – MLSsoccer.com)

Seems like Seattle Sounders FC will be getting a major boost to their lineup todayagainst Vancouver Whitecaps FC, as O’Brian White is set to make his return in Tuesday’s match(Andrew Winner – MLSsoccer.com).

Make sure you listen to ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio as he talks to Nick Dasovic - TSN commentator and former Whitecaps FC player, new 2012 head coach of Vancouver Whitecaps FC Martin Rennie, and Marc Weber with updates from today's reserve match at Swangard. Listen live on teamradio.ca or find the podcast HERE.

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

Need even more soccer updates and information? Listen live to ‘Full-Time: Vancouver’s Soccer Show’ with Tyler Green and Mike Martignago’ which can be heard every Sunday from 9:00 – 11:00p.m. PT.

Want to know about new Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie’s past history and successes?Here is a detailed summary of his accomplishments and highlights. (whitecapsfc.com)

In case you didn’t get your hands on one of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC match programs on Sunday, ‘Caps midfielder John Thorrington was featured, as he made his return from injury against his former team. (Brandon Timko, Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

For some of us, Monday may be the slowest day of the week, but for MLSsoccer.com, their week 21 breakdown was full of wonderful surprises, great goals, and outstanding saves in their ‘Monday Postgame’. (John Bolster – MLSsoccer.com)

In case Tuesday’s aren’t an improvement on your week either, this MLS Reserve League preview between Vancouver Whitecaps FC reserves and Seattle Sounders FC reserves should get your week off on a better foot. (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com)