'Caps chronicle - Sept 22, 2011

'Caps Chronicle: Fan favourite


Want to know which ‘Caps player was voted Vancouver’s favourite Whitecaps FC athlete?  Check it out in the ‘Best of Vancouver’ segment in today’s Georgia Straight! (The Georgia Straight – Vancouver Free Press).

As Saturday’s match approaches, it’s becoming more apparent that Whitecaps FC are saying goodbye to our first MLS venue.  Take a look at some of the memories from this season at Empire Field (Marc Weber – The Province).

With the importance of coaching in setting a solid foundation for training and development, Whitecaps FC Residency head coach Richard Grootscholten discusses his focus on the program and how his philosophy remains the same regardless of the age and position of his players (Marc Weber – The Province).

Interested to know what a day in the life of a youth athlete in the Whitecaps FC Residency U-16 program is like?  Learn about the moving experience for Marco Carducci and his soccer experiences (Marc Weber – The Province).

One of the newest additions to the Residency staff is former Whitecaps player Chris Franks, who says that “It’s everything I could want” (Marc Weber – The Province).

With the highly anticipated FIFA 12 release just around the corner – find out how you can get ‘in the game’ even sooner (Gamepur).


Did you miss last week’s “HOT FUDGE FRIDAY” on ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ featuring whitecapsfc.com club correspondent and senior writer Simon Fudge? Don’t miss out as human soccer encyclopaedia tells you what’s hot in the English Championship every week.  

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 p.m. PT on TEAM 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.


Former Whitecaps FC legend Carl Valentine talks about his fond memories at Empire Field and why, ‘goodbye’ feels different this time around (Carl Valentine – whitecapsfc.com).

Counting down to the final match in East Vancouver, whitecapsfc.com goes back into the archives to examine the history of Empire Field and how it helped shape today’s Whitecaps FC squad (Jeff Cross – Whitecaps Magazine).

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.


In this week’s segment of ‘Canadian Exports’ on MLSoccer.com,  check out how some individual Canadian players did last week throughout Europe (Rudi Schuller – MLSsoccer.com).

On Wednesday night, MLS teams struggled in CONCACAF Champions League action as FC Dallas was defeated by Pumas UNAM 2-0 while LA Galaxy also fell 1-0 to Alajuelense. With MLS teams having completed four games in their round-robin play, only two games remain (CCL).

The 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament 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).