'Caps Chronicle August 10

'Caps Chronicle: Moose with the 'Caps, Scorpion with his country


Before his country earned a 3-0 victory over DR Congo (BBC Sports), Vancouver Whitecaps FC striker Mustapha Jarju discussed his experiences thus far with Whitecaps FC while away on international duty with The Gambia. (Observer Sports – All Africa.com).

Also of note, Vancouver Whitecaps FC reserves claimed their first MLS Reserve League victory on Tuesday afternoon at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC with a 4-2 victory over Seattle Sounders FC reserves. Check out this summary of the match (Marc Weber – The Province).

With Martin Rennie named new Whitecaps FC head coach for the start of next season, several analysts have taken note of his impressive track record. Here his coaching path is detailed:  Rennie is a young coach, but already has plenty of experience having started coaching in his mid-twenties after injury brought a premature end to his playing career. He brings a winning attitude to Vancouver after six years of success since beginning his coaching career in 2005”(Luke Wileman – TSN).

Though Rennie is a Scotsman, this article suggests that he may bring a unique style to the table (Russell Berrisford – Vancouver Sun).

More information on what Mr. Rennie brings was discussed through Major League Soccer’s website, “Playing wise, I like to keep possession of the ball as best we can,” said Rennie, whose RailHawks have employed a very aggressive 4-3-3 formation this season. “I like to penetrate when we get into the opposition’s half – not just keep the ball for the sake of it” (Martin McMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

This article highlights some of Rennie’s accomplishments throughout his coaching career (Marc Weber – The Province).

A final compilation of the media frenzy coverage on Rennie can be found here! Whitecaps name new coach’ (Scott Russell/Rick Dhaliwal – News 1130) and ‘Rennie to coach Whitecaps in 2012’ (The Sports Network – The Miami Herald).


Make sure you listen to ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio Wednesday as he talks to former D.C. United head coach and current Vancouver Whitecaps FC acting head coach Tom Soehn as well as Carolina RailHawks play-by-play commentator Dean Linke, and some news about Montreal Impact’s new head coaching decision. 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, information, and soccer perspective? 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.


Missed some of Whitecaps FC stories on whitecapsfc.com due to all the sunshine yesterday? We have you covered! Check out the match report on Vancouver Whitecaps FC reserves 4-2 victory over Seattle Sounders FC reserves yesterday. And in case you love videos, here is a video highlight package of the match as well (Jamieson Brooks and Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).

Want more videos? We know you do! Check out this video from Vancouver Whitecaps FC players talking about focusing on the rest of the season (Paul Albi – whitecapsfc.com)

Interested in sending your kids to soccer camp for the remainder of the summer? If so, check out this awesome video about Vancouver Whitecaps FC camps and meet some of the ‘Caps athletes you watch week in and week out (Paul Albi – whitecapsfc.com).


Love watching your favourite team’s in front of your big screen television at home with popcorn and a soda in your hand? Well MLS just announced an amazing television deal that you won’t want to miss (Major League Soccer).

Here is another great read about the opponent for Whitecaps FC this Saturday afternoon as D.C. United continue in their battle for an Eastern Conference playoff spot (Travis Clark – MLSsoccer.com).