Whitecaps On a Roll!

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Orlando SC

Halfway through, Second in the West

Our boys in white have had a great season so far. At the halfway mark the ‘Caps are sitting second in the West with some great stats. The team is tied in first for shutouts and have won as many road games as they did the entire last season. The boys have struggled at home, but are on the road for the next month as BC Place is hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Vancouver are planning to prove themselves on the road this summer and then come home to make BC Place their fortress that it has been for the last few seasons.

Manager Carl Robinson has put together a great team that has proven what they are capable of. Newcomer striker Octavio Riveiro started the season on fire scoring 5 goals in 6 games, and despite a slight mid-season slump, is still playing well and still sits near the top of the scorers race. Keeper David Ousted and a back line featuring the likes of Kendall Waston, Jordan Harvey, Steven Beitashour, and Pa-Modou Kah have battled well to sit in 4th place for goals against so far this season. The midfielders have done very well to help out their team defensively with the likes of Matias Laba, Russell Teibert, and Gershon Koffie, as well as attackingly with Pedro Morales, Mauro Rosales, and Cristian Techera pushing the ball forward. Newcomer striker Octavio Riveiro started the season on fire scoring 5 goals in 6 games, and despite a slight mid-season slump, is still playing well and still sits near the top of the scorers race. But let’s not forget about our strikers like Kekuta Manneh, Darren Mattocks, and Robert Earnshaw who have all helped the team earn points this year.

Let’s hope our boys can put out another great half to finish off the season and give us fans our first home playoff game! We’re right behind you all the way boys.

Go ‘Caps Go!!!

Whitecap’s 40th Season Less Than A Month Away

New Whitecaps Jerseys and Apparel

2014 Apparel
VWC FC Authentic Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Replica Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Authentic Away Jersey Short Sleeve NEW
VWC FC Replica Away Jersey Short Sleeve NEW
2011-13 Apparel
VWC FC Authentic Away Jersey Long Sleeve
VWC FC Authentic Away Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Replica Away Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC MLS Training Jacket
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Whitecaps Start 4th Season In MLS and 40th As A Club

The Whitecaps begin their 4th MLS season in merely a few weeks on March 8th versus the New York Red Bulls at BC Place. The team is looking a little different than last year with the retirement of right back Y.P. Lee, the controversial selling of 2013 lead scorer Camilo Sanvezzo, as well as other players exiting. The Whitecaps have also brought in some new talent from around the league, including Steven Beitashour and Mehdi Ballouchy formerly from San Jose, as well as some exciting new draft picks, such as center back Christian Dean. The changes have not only been in the roster, however, as Carl Robinson replaces Martin Rennie as the new head coach of the team, moving up from his assistant coaching position last year. Players from last year, such as Nigel Reo-Coker and Russell Teibert, are ecstatic that “Robbo” is getting a chance to coach the team this year and have full faith in him. The Whitecaps are sure to start this season off with a bang come the home opener as they are undefeated so far in home opener games.

This season also marks the 40th year of the Vancouver Whitecaps since the club started in 1974. In honour of this, the Whitecaps are releasing a new “Since 1974” away jersey. It is going to be release on Wednesday, February 19th, and will be arriving here at First Touch Soccer with the rest of the 2014 apparel in the coming weeks. Because of this, we will be putting all older Whitecaps FC jerseys and apparel on sale when the new apparel arrives. If you are planning on going to the opening game, or any games for that matter, make sure to stop by to grab some gear to support the team.

Adidas Releases New nitrocharge

Adidas Releases “Engine” Specific Silo

Good news First Touch fans! Adidas has just released a brand new 4th line of boots: the nitrocharge line. This boot is specifically designed for “The Engine,” a box-to-box, hard working player who powers the rest of their squad. The boot features all-new technology, putting them at the forefront of boot technology. The upper is made of Adidas’ patented HybridTouch synthetic leather that is 40% lighter than natural leathers and is already seen in the Predator LZ. The back of the boot features a tough mesh material that is made to protect, as well as extra protection around the achilles and the ankle. The sole features not only Adidas SprintFrame and TRAXION 2.0 technology, but a brand new feature called EnergyPulse. EnergyPulse makes the sole more rigid, meaning a more powerful take off, and a more power in every step you take. The most innovative part of these brand new boots, however, is the Energysling Arch that goes across the midfoot of the boot. This Arch does not only assist the wearer in striking and controlling the ball with ease, but also aids in changing direction and lateral movements.

You have probably seen this boot being worn by some of your favourite players, most notably during the Champions League Final where Javi Martinez won the cup with Bayern Munich while sporting a brand new pair. Barcelona’s Dani Alves, Roma’s Daniele De Rossi, and PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi are just a few of many great players who will be seen sporting the nitrocharge. If you don’t get paid like these legends though, Adidas has also released the nitrocharge 2.0 and 3.0 so that you can look and perform like your heroes, just without the giant paycheque. All of these boots will be arriving at First Touch Soccer shortly, so make sure you stop by and check them out when they come in. We can answer any more questions you have about them and fit you with a pair for yourself. We hope to see you soon.

ACC Final Upcoming

2013 Apparel
VWC FC Authentic Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Replica Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC MLS Training Jacket
2011-12 Apparel
VWC FC Authentic Home Jersey Long Sleeve
VWC FC Authentic Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Replica Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Youth Replica Home Jersey Short Sleeve
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Whitecaps’ First Home Final

Hey Whitecaps fans! As you already know, your Vancouver Whitecaps FC are hosting the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship this Wednesday the 29th against Montreal Impact. This is not an event to miss as the ‘Caps have the chance to bring home their first ever Voyageurs Cup. The Whitecaps held the Impact to a 0-0 draw away at the Stade Saputo in Montreal in the first leg. This gives an advantage to the Vancouver squad that is undefeated with 4 wins and 3 draws in all competitions at home this year. However, defeating Montreal will be no easy task, as they sit in second in the Eastern Conference with Italian superstars Marco DiVaio and Alessandro Nesta leading the team.

If you’re going to the game, or just watching from home, you should support the ‘Caps on their journey to the cup by wearing their colours. We have all the new 2013 Whitecaps gear here in the store, as well as some older styles. We still have our 2011/12 Home Jersey Sale going on, but only a few jerseys left! Stop by the store to see if we have your size in the older jerseys, because they are on for 50% off right now. Hopefully we will see you soon.

And Go ‘Caps Go!!!
Bring it home boys!!!

Adidas Boot Arrival

Adult Boots

Messi F50 adiZero Synthetic Sold Out!
F50 adiZero Synthetic Yellow/Black
F50 adiZero Leather Black/Green
F50 adiZero Leather Yellow/Black
Predator Absolado Yellow/Purple
Predator Absolado White/Blue
Messi F10 adiZero White/Red

New 2013 Spring Boot Line From Adidas

More good news about our boot wall First Touch Fans! The new Adidas Spring line has just arrived! Now, along with the new Nike Spring Line, our boot wall is stocked with all the latest and greatest Adidas boots. The boots making the biggest splash right now are the brand new Messi F50s. Messi showed off what the boots can do earlier this week in Champions League play and made them look good versus PSG. We also have received the same F50s in Adidas Synthetic Sprintskin as well as in leather in other colours. Also just arriving are the mid range versions of your favourite Predator and F50 for those who want to play like professionals, but don’t get paid like professionals.

As well as the terrific men’s boots, we have also received some great kids’ and women’s boots. The women’s boots are a twist on the men’s boots, giving them a cool feminine flare. The kids’ boot range from the Messi F30 adiZero to some starter boots for the little guys, like the Ezeiro. Whatever you are looking for, we are sure that any of the new Adidas boots will fit whatever you are looking for. We’ll see you in the store soon.

Whitecaps New Equipment Arrival

Whitecaps Jerseys and Apparel Arrive

2013 Apparel
VWC FC Authentic Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Replica Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC MLS Training Jacket
2011-12 Apparel
VWC FC Authentic Home Jersey Long Sleeve
VWC FC Authentic Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Replica Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Youth Replica Home Jersey Short Sleeve
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Whitecaps’ Season Starts Well With 2 Wins

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2013 season has started on a good note with two home wins against Toronto FC and Columbus Crew. The ‘Caps have shown their great potential this season by playing a few great games and showing off their new talent in Erik Hurtado, Kekuta Manneh, and Brad Rusin. New signing Daigo Kobayashi showed the MLS how dangerous he can be with a 40 yard wonder strike against Columbus only six minutes into the game, and a great assist on the ‘Cap’s first goal of the season scored by Gershon Koffie. Vancouver’s biggest signing, Nigel Reo-Coker, has shown his natural leadership by sorting out and calming down the squad. This was especially noticeable in the home opener when he came on at half time and organized the ‘Caps and lead them to a huge first win.

In other Whitecaps news, the brand new 2013 jerseys and apparel has finally arrived and it all looks awesome. The new arrivals include authentic and replica jerseys, tee shirts, and an awesome new track top. Check out the links above, or stop by the store to check them out. Hopefully we will see you in the store soon!

2013 MLS Season Approaching!

Products Available

VWC FC Authentic Home Jersey Long Sleeve
VWC FC Authentic Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Replica Home Jersey Short Sleeve
VWC FC Rain Jacket
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One Month Until ‘Caps Kick Off 2013 Season

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2013 season is only one month away! The first kick-off of the year will take place against Canadian rivals Toronto FC on March 2nd at BC Place. The ‘Caps hope to improve upon last year’s impressive season in which they set a new MLS shutout record at 427 minutes, and became the first  Canadian team in MLS history to make the playoffs. Head coach Martin Rennie has already made big strides in the hopes of bringing the Whitecaps closer to the cup by bringing in some new players from around the league, like former Columbus Crew and Real Salt Lake strikers Tom Heinemann and Paolo Jr. Rennie’s biggest signing this off-season however, is Japanese J-League star Daigo Kobayashi. The dynamic midfielder should bring some more offensive flare to the team and has his former teammate and current Whitecap Jun Marques Davidson excited for the reunion. More big news to start the season is the introduction of new Vancouver Whitecaps FC home jerseys. The club has yet to release pictures of the jersey, but if it’s anything like their current kits, the jersey is sure to look great. This new addition means that the current, inaugural Whitecaps jerseys are out of production, and will soon be unavailable. We do have 2011/12 jerseys, as well as other apparel, still available here at First Touch Soccer, but stock levels are starting to run low.

If you want to pick up your own piece of Vancouver Soccer history, call, email, or stop by. We hope to hear from you soon. Go ‘Caps!!!

New Predator LZ Available Now!!!

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Products available

Predator LZ Blue/Red/White
Predator LZ White/Black/Red

Brand New Predator Re-Thinks The Beautiful Game

Adidas has created a brand new boot that revolutionalizes the way we think soccer …again! The all new Predator LZ gets its name from the five Lethal Zones that cover the upper of the boot. Made from a newly engineered “supersoft” material, the upper mimicks the classic Predator Kangaroo Leather in both comfort and stability, but is more lightweight and water resistant, taking four times as long to absorb water. That’s just the first of many new changes as the Lethal Zones are what really make the boot unique. The five Lethal Zones each have their own unique purpose specified for that part of the boot.  On top of the boot there is the “First Touch Zone”; on the outside there is the “Dribble Zone;” the instep features the “Control and Pass Zone”; above that is the classic predator “Drive Zone;” and finally there is the “Sweet-Spot” on the inside toe. Designed and tested by your favourite players like Iker Cassillas, Robin van Persie, and Xavi to ensure that every zone is functional in the modern game. As well as the Lethal Zones, the sole has also been redesigned using the Sprint Frame and Traxion 2.0 stud system already featured on the Adidas F50 to create the incredibly light weight of 225 grams. If that wasn’t enough technology already, Adidas has made the Predator LZ fully miCoach compatable as well. The LZ’s have already made their professional debut in the Champions League Final and pre-tournament European Cup friendlies, and the Blue/Red/White colourway will be worn throughout the tournament. The YouTube link below provides some additional information regarding the boots.

If you want to see the boot that everyone is talking about, stop by the store to check them out. We hope to see you soon!

New Whitecaps Apparel Arrives

Products Available

Whitecaps Flat Brim Hat
Whitecaps Team Hat
Whitecaps Draft Scarf
Whitecaps Toque
 

Whitecaps release new fan wear!

The Vancouver Whitecaps have just released new gear for the 2012 season and it has just arrived at First Touch Soccer! We have received new fitted baseball caps, flat brimmed hats, hoodies, licenced tees, as well as supplemental stock in all jerseys. The Whitecaps just had their first loss of the season against the San Jose Earthquakes. It wasn’t all bad news though, as during the game the Whitecaps broke an MLS record by holding a clean sheet for 428 minutes. If you’re looking for something to wear to support the new MLS record holders, come stop by the store to see what we’ve got.

Adidas F50 adiZero

The new Adidas F50 adiZero and miCoach Chip have arrived at First Touch Soccer!

Adidas’ big release is finally here: the F50 2012 model with miCoach compatability. Along with the existing sprint frame technology that allows the F50 to weigh an astounding 165 grams, Adidas has also equiped the boot to be compatable with the brand new miCoach Speed_Cell. The miCoach Speed_Cell is a small chip that sits underneath the insole of the boot and sends information about the speed and frequency of the wearer’s movements. It  measures key factors to a footballer’s play, specifically average speed, maximum speed, number of sprints, distance, distance at high intensity, steps, stride rates, and it also captures 360 degree movements. The Speed_Cell holds up to seven hours of information, and transmits it wirelessly to your Mac , PC, iPod, or iPhone. Not only can you read your stats and analyze your own play, but you can also share your stats on Facebook to compete against your friends, rivals, and even professional players like Lionel Messi, who will also be wearing the Speed_Cell and posting their stats online. One of the most exciting parts of this technology is the future release of the miCoach Video Game to be released later this year where your avatar’s stats will be based on your miCoach results.  The miCoach will be infiltrating other boot styles put out by Adidas including the already released 11pro which also features sprint frame technology, and has also arrived. Stop by the store to check out the F50s, the miCoach, or for more information.

F50 adiZero Leather Red/Electricity
Adidas miCoach iPod
Adidas miCoach CPU
Adidas miCoach Single

Hopefully we will see you in the store soon.

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