VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in British Columbia, Vancouver Whitecaps FC defeated Houston Dynamo 1-0 at Empire Field to claim their fourth victory of the season. ‘Caps hero, Shea Salinas, scored his first goal of the season which also turned out to be the winning goal (Marc Weber – The Province).
While the entire Whitecaps FC team played a strong 90 minutes in front of goalkeeper Joe Cannon, it was the ‘Caps substitutes who wreaked havoc against Houston Dynamo. Bruce Constantineau writes, “Shea Salinas scored the winning goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday but gave all the credit to teammate Long Tan”. Houston’s loss keeps them winless on the road this season following Vancouver’s fourth home win of the season (Bruce Constantineau – Vancouver Sun).
“Houston, we’ve got a problem”. Shea Salinas helped Vancouver Whitecaps FC claim their fourth victory of the season on Saturday night against Houston Dynamo and it was the Texan himself who scored the goal against his home-state team. It’s good,” Salinas told MLSsoccer.com when asked how it felt to score against a team from his home state. “Most of my family live in Houston, and my last goal was actually in Houston last year, so it was nice” (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com).
Following Whitecaps FC’s back-to-back win’s at Empire Field, the ‘Caps now face a two-match road trip against New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy. In this critical analysis, Russell Berrisford breaks down five ‘nuggets of information’ that Martin Rennie might have learned on Saturday. “DeMerit and Rochat being paired together at the back meant that any Houston threats came from outside the area” (Russell Berrisford – Vancouver Sun).
WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO
Make sure you listen to ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio throughout the week as he connectswith his partner in crime Paul Dolan to discuss a variety of topics this week. You can listen right now on teamradio.ca or find the podcast you are looking for right 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.
WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:
Dying to get your hands on Simon Fudge’s match report following the big win over the Eastern Conference’s third place team? “A late strike by 'Budweiser Man of the Match' Shea Salinas gave Whitecaps FC a morale-boosting victory and ended Vancouver's two-match losing streak” (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com).
Need a complimentary video to go along with Fudge’s match report? Video editing genius Zac Ratcliffe put together this wonderful collection of interviews and highlights following Whitecaps FC 1-0 victory (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com).
Also, don’t forget Vancouver Whitecaps FC is on Facebook and Twitter @ ‘WhitecapsFC’ and ‘WhitecapsMatch’ to get all the updates, information, latest stories, and live match updates.
GLOBAL SOCCER REPORT:
“The Canadian Soccer Association today released ticket sales information for the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament that will be held at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC, from January 19 to 29, 2012. Tournament packages will go on sale September 9, 2011, with affordable prices featuring an average ticket price of just under $6.50 per match across 15 matches in eight days of world class soccer” (whitecapsfc.com).
With Sunday featuring as the conclusion of the 2011 Homeless World Cup in Paris, France, check out the results of the Canadian men’s and women’s team as well as all the other countries competing for international glory (Homeless World Cup).
With CONCACAF Champions League action slowing down for the next couple of weeks, check out how the five MLS teams are doing in the Group Stage porting of the tournament (CCL).