WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:
Captain Jay DeMerit scored his first goal for the ‘Caps last Saturday to help navigate the team to a historic win on the road. This week, he's asking supporters for all hands on deck to help sink the competition. If you haven't seen it already Jay personally took the initiative to create a ‘Whitecaps Wave’ for Vancouver fans, and he wants everyone's help flooding Twitter and Facebook to get it to catch on!
Word of the wave has begun to crest. Check out MLSsoccer.com’s Greg Lalas latest blog entry. (Greg Lalas – MLSsoccer.com)
Boom went the dynamite for 'Caps keeper Joe Cannon last weekend. The steady shot-stopper got the nod for MLS Save of the Week for his incredible first-half reaction tip over the crossbar against Chivas USA last weekend. (whitecapsfc.com)
Fans at Saturday's match can expect a sea of red cards at the match this Saturday. That's because the Vancouver Southsiders will be joining official supporters groups from around the league as part of an initiative to "Show Racism the Red Card". After the singing of the national anthem before the game against D.C. United, the Southsiders will be raising red cards in a show of unity against racism and homophobia. Well done lads. (Southsiders Media Release via bcsoccerweb.com)
Jordan Harvey must be a fan of the movie Glengarry Glen Ross because his new motto appears to be "Always Be Closing." Read all about how Harvey is the player head coach Martin Rennie looks to shore things up defensively. (Martin MacMahon - whitecapsfc.com)
It was a long and arduous journey to top flight soccer for ‘Caps midfielder Matt Watson, which is why the Redditch, England native relishes his MLS debut. (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)
The ‘Caps aren’t the only Canadian squad shutting out the competition. On Thursday the Canadian men’s U-23 national team played to a scoreless draw against El Salvador at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament. Read up on all the details of the men in red and white first match. (Gavin Day – MLSsoccer.com)
Speaking of talented youth, Whitecaps FC Residency squads are back in action this weekend participating in the 2012 Whitecaps FC College Showcase at Surrey’s Newton Athletic Park, including the first ever Residency triple-header on Saturday. (Brandon Timko – whitecapsfc.com)
WHITECAPS FC PODCASTS & RADIO:
‘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. HERE!
West Coast Soccer Weekly is a new podcast hosted by Canadian Soccer News writers Pierce Lang and Michael McColl. Check out their latest episode featuring former national team manager Tony Waiters along with former national team member and Vancouver Whitecap Martin Nash. Have a listen HERE!
Have you heard about ‘The Soccer Show’ with Nigel Reed and Bob Iarusci? Make sure to listen HERE!