'Caps Chronicle - August 17

'Caps Chronicle: Onward


Vancouver Whitecaps FC are looking ahead to their next match against MLS expansion side Portland Timbers this Saturday. Will the ‘Caps have what it takes to shore up their defensive woes against D.C. United and get a result this weeked? (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun)

Though it'll be a tough challenge to make the playoffs, the ‘Caps still have an opportunity to claim some silverware as they travel down the I-5 to battle the Timbers (Marc Weber – The Province).

As many international players have been flocking to North America, MLS unveiled yesterday a change to the Designated Player rule that could bring younger stars to the league (Marc Weber – The Province).

After spending some time training in preparation for the 2011 Homeless World Cup, Whitecaps FC players helped send Team Canada off to Paris last night (Vancouver Observer).


Make sure you listen to ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio throughout the week as he connects with his partner in crime Paul Dolan to discuss a variety of topics this week. You can listen later today on teamradio.ca or find the podcast you are looking for 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 perspectives? 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.


The good news from last weekend was that captain Jay DeMerit made a strong return to the starting lineup while midfielder John Thorrington continues to increase his endurance with more playing time (Martin McMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

Moving on to this coming weekend, check out this training piece from Tuesday as the ‘Caps prepare for a Cascadia Cup showdown with the Timbers (Paul Albi – whitecapsfc.com).

Canada’s Homeless World Cup men’s and women’s teams got a big send-off on Tuesday before a journey of a lifetime to Paris, and members of Vancouver Whitecaps FC were on hand to show their support (Martin McMahon – MLSsoccer.com).

Want to see a sneak peak of some promising Vancouver Whitecaps Residency players? In this, ‘One to Watch’ segment, Whitecaps FC profile Ben Fisk as he continues to train with the first team (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).