'Caps Chronicle - Jan. 25, 2012

'Caps Chronicle: I'm on a horse


While he may not be the Old Spice guy, Eric Hassli did partake in horseback riding, guitar playing, training to keep in shape, and learning more English during his off-season. (Hosea Cheung – 24hours Vancouver)

Wayne Gretzky, Steve Nash and Justin Morneau are all Canadian sports superstars that have transcended their respective sports. Is Christine Sinclair the next Canadian sports superstar to elevate her sport to the next level? There are some people who think that her time at superstardom is just around the corner. (The Vancouver Sun)

‘Caps president Bob Lenarduzzi was recently interviewed by Kamloops This Week. The topics covered included expectations for the 2012 season, new head coach Martin Rennie, and First Kick on Saturday March 10, 2012 at home to Montreal Impact at BC Place. Read what Bob Lenarduzzi had to say HERE. (Marty Hastings – Kamloops This Week)

Whitecaps FC are pleased to team up with premier founding partner Bell Canada for the 2012 Bell Let’s Talk campaign. The campaign invites all Canadians to talk about mental illness in order to fight the stigma around this pervasive yet misunderstood national health concern.


‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad is back in its usual 3:00 p.m. timeslot on TEAM 1410 sports radio! Its fun fun fun this week. Today Pete talks to TSN's Luke Wileman and The Province's Marc Weber, and on Thursday Pete chats with new assistant coach Jake DeClute and former Canadian women's player and current Sportsnet analyst Kara Lang! For those of you who may have missed past episodes, you can find them HERE!

The show airs every Monday to Friday at 3 p.m. PT on TEAM 1410.

You can always get your soccer fix every Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. PT by tuning into ‘Full-Time: Vancouver’s Soccer Show’ with Tyler Green and Mike Martignago on TEAM 1040.

West Coast Soccer Weekly is a new podcast hosted by Canadian Soccer News writers Pierce Lang and Michael McColl. For all things soccer on the best coast, including up to date coverage of Whitecaps FC, Highlanders, Men's and Women's Canadian national teams, and local community clubs be sure to listen in HERE!

Have you heard about ‘The Soccer Show’? During last week’s podcast, Nigel Reed and Bob Irushi talked about Vancouver Whitecaps FC and our fabulous five residency signings. Make sure you listen HERE!


Brad Knighton has come to Vancouver Whitecaps FC to provide a challenge to incumbent goalkeeper Joe Cannon. Knighton talks to MLSsoccer.com about his past experience with head coach Martin Rennie and their time together with Carolina RailHawks. With the 2012 season less than seven weeks away, Knighton can’t wait for the season to kick off. (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)

Day two of training camp is in the books. Check out whitecapsfc.com interviews with Atiba Harris and Matt Watson. Hear what these guys did in their offseason, and how their training went yesterday. (Zac Ratcliffe & Carl Valentine - whitecapsfc.com)

Hey, are you a youth soccer player in British Columbia? Have you heard about our special season ticket offer? Especially for YOU! Make sure you read all about it, and get your youth season tickets today. (whitecapsfc.com)

Tired of being on the sidelines? Want a chance to prove you've got what it takes to be a part of the Vancouver Whitecaps team? Volunteering with Whitecaps FC is an ideal starting point for anyone looking to work in the sports industry. Check out how you can get involved with your favourite soccer club HERE! (Paul Albi & Alexis Demmery – whitecapsfc.com)


Shannon Woeller is an emerging Canadian soccer superstar. With the round robin portion of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament wrapped up. Woeller talks about how exciting it has been for her to be the only born and raised Vancouverite on team Canada, and to play in front of her friends and family. (Megan Stewart – The Vancouver Courier)

The popcorn is fresh, the pressure is mounting, the lights are getting brighter and the semi-final stage is set. Team Canada will face an upstart Mexico team at 8:00 pm at BC Place on Friday night. Canada can clinch its berth to the 2012 London Olympics with a win. So make sure you check out this brief preview of the match. (Marc Weber – The Province)