'Caps Chronicle - September 6 2011
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'Caps Chronicle - Tuesday, September 6, 2011

With Vancouver Whitecaps FC reserves playing at Swangard Stadium today against San Jose Earthquakes reserves, the ‘blue and white’ will look to climb up the Western Conference table.  Read about the match preview, the history of MLS Reserve competition, and how certain ‘Caps are developing throughout the 10-match schedule (Marc Weber - The Province). 

With a majority of students heading back to school today, the ‘Caps want to remind parents that  Sam Lenarduzzi will be teaching a soccer development camp in Nanaimo this weekend. “Whitecaps FC camp will be held at the Beban Park Gyro Youth Sports Fields on Sept. 10-11, featuring instructions from Whitecaps FC coaches. Both a development and performance program will be available for boys and girls U7-U14 and U9-U13 respectively.” Read more to find out further details (Post Media News – Canada.com).

Did you miss Week 25 of MLS action due to the long weekend? Read ‘Weekend Postgame’ to see how Vancouver Whitecaps FC opponents did after a slower week in MLS play due to international fixtures being played across the globe (John Bolster – MLSsoccer.com).

Are you a gamer? EA Sports today unveiled the full list of stadiums to be incorporated into their FIFA 12 videogame, including the newly renovated Bell Pitch downtown at BC Place (Alex Winehouse – Gigwise).

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 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.

Need a match preview for today’s contest between Vancouver Whitecaps FC reserves and San Jose Earthquakes reserves at Swangard Stadium? “Coming off a month of positive results and strong efforts, the ‘Caps reserves are beginning to find their stride in the Reserve League's West Division standings and have an opportunity to climb up the table on Tuesday” (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com).

September is upon us and that means back to school. Watch ‘Back to School’ as Whitecaps FC players share their school memories and offer up some advice on heading back to class (Paul Albi – whitecapsfc.com).

Two ‘Caps players were busy participating in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Check out how Mustapha Jarju and Nizar Khalfan faired in their quest to earn the single berth into the 2013 Confederations Cup (Simon Fudge – whitecapsfc.com).

Are you looking for elite level professional coaching?
 Join one of the Whitecaps FC training programs. If you are a goalkeeper, the Whitecaps FC Goalkeeper Academy might be able to help you (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com).

Are your kids dreading going back to school? Maybe the ‘Caps can help! Check out Vancouver Whitecaps FC gear that will allow the kids to look great and show off their favourite soccer club! From t-shirts, hoodies, hats, jerseys, and other awesome attire, back to school shopping has never been easier (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.

After a 4-1 victory over St. Lucia on Friday, the Canadian men’s national soccer team is back at it tonight as they take on Puerto Rico in ‘Match Day 2’ of the 2014 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The match can be seen on Rogers Sportsnet One at 5p.m. PT (Canadian Soccer Association).     

“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).