'Caps Chronicle - Feb. 2, 2012

'Caps Chronicle: Kara Lang's new career


This time last year, Canadian Soccer star Kara Lang decided to hang up her boots. The former Whitecaps FC women’s player and ambassador has now transitioned from the pitch to the studio, where she is working as an analyst for Sportsnet. Lang is still following her passion, but now in a different role, “I’m watching a lot more soccer on TV than I ever did,” said Lang. Read about her new off-field career and life in this in-depth interview. (John Molinaro – Sportsnet.ca)

Make sure to tune in to Canada Soccer’s press conference later today as they unveil the new national team kits, as well as upcoming matches for our national sides. (CanadaSoccer.com)

Stuart Neely was named head of player management and advancement for the club’s Residency program. He joins the club after spending four years with rivals Toronto FC, where he helped guide six academy players to the first team. (John Molinaro – Sportsnet.ca)


‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad is back in its usual 3:00 p.m. timeslot on TEAM 1410 sports radio! Included in today’s show is a chat with new ‘Caps man Stuart Neely. 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!


With 2011 Whitecaps FC Player of the Year Camilo returning to Whitecaps FC with a new contract, the Whitecaps FC roster boasts three players who scored ten or more goals in MLS last season. (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)

In the latest instalment of The TWO ONE, Carl Valentine meets up with newest ‘Caps striker Sebastian Le Toux at the airport. Check out “Le Toux ONE” HERE! (Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

The Whitecaps FC Residency program added an important new member today, naming Stuart Neely head of player management and advancement. Neely was formerly the director of Toronto FC Academy, and now he looks to help map careers for our Whitecaps FC youngsters. (whitecapsfc.com)

Day one, in Casa Grande, Arizona is in the books. Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe check in from camp where they caught up with birthday boy Alain Rochat, Camilo, and Irish trialist Patrick Cregg. Make sure to check out the video HERE! (Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe - whitecapsfc.com)

February 19 should prove a good weekend for a road-trip for Whitecaps FC fans, as a matchup against the CIS national champion University of Victoria Vikes will take place on the island.
Get the full details HERE. (whitecapsfc.com)

Group tickets are now available. When you purchase group tickets, they come with some awesome benefits for you and your group. Check out what these past group leaders had to say about their experiences last year. (Joshua Nanavaty, Carl Valentine and Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)