'Caps Chronicle - Feb. 15, 2012

'Caps Chronicle: Setting expectations


Alain Rochat was one of the more consistent performers on the back end last year for Whitecaps FC. He believes he and his teammates learned many lessons and is confident that this year will be much different for the 'Caps. (Bruce Constantineau - The Vancouver Sun)

Players aren't hiding their expectations for the team's second season in Major League Soccer. With the personnel moves made in the off-season, the team plans to be in the thick of things from First Kick on Saturday, March 10, until the very end of the season. Marc Weber examines their chances in his article. (Marc Weber - The Province)

Winning is the priority for Whitecaps FC in 2012. According to many, that tone has been set off the field. (Tyler Green - 24 hours)



‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad is back in its usual 3:00 p.m. timeslot on TEAM 1410 sports radio! 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’ with Nigel Reed and Bob Iarusci? Make sure to listen HERE!



The schedule for the 2012 Whitecaps Women’s Soccer Series presented by Kia has been announced. The series highlights many local communities who proudly support the 'Caps. Check out the announcement to find out when and where Hope Solo and the Seattle Sounders Women will be making their heralded visit to face the Whitecaps women. (whitecapsfc.com)

We here at Vancouver Whitecaps FC hope you and yours enjoyed a fabulous Valentine’s Day. We had a busy day in our offices celebrating the holiday, as we sent special Valentine’s Day cards to Seattle Sounders FC, Montreal Impact, Portland Timbers, and LA Galaxy. Check out the video cards HERE! (whitecapsfc.com)

With a new coaching staff in 2012, acquiring talent and depth has been a key part of Martin Rennie’s off-season plan. (Martin MacMahon - MLSsoccer.com)

The ‘Caps were back at training in Burnaby yesterday. Training was the priority, but if you watch the video it seems that acclimatizing back to Vancouver weather was a bit challenging for the sun-bathed squad. (Brandon Timko and Zac Ratcliffe-whitecapsfc.com)

Don’t forget that single match tickets are now on sale for the first six matches. Check out all the information on our website at whitecapsfc.com


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