If you missed the Vancouver Southsiders' tifo in tribute to the Canadian women's national team, here's a picture from my cell phone. Christopher Vose of Away from the Numbers took a proper picture here. The banners read: "BRONZE IN LONDON GOLD IN OUR HEARTS" with a list of the medal-winning players, plus head coach John Herdman. It was completed in less than twenty-four hours by dedicated Southsider volunteers and raised in the twelfth minute in honour of Burnaby native Christine Sinclair.
Have you seen second-year USL PDL team WSA Winnipeg's new jerseys for 2012? No, really, have you seen them? Are you kidding me? Their jersey sponsor, Mondetta, is also their jersey designer; a clothing company based in Winnipeg. I guess it's paying off. Our national team wears off-the-rack Umbro colours and an amateur team playing on a municipal field for three months in the middle of Manitoba looks ridiculously sharp. Those are fantastic. I want one.
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Camilo Sanvezzo is an enigmatic fellow, but it's hard to see these four tweets over the past thirty-six hours as a good sign. Camilo's unlikely to just jump: he's in the second year of a two-year contract with a further two-year club option. However, he certainly doesn't sound too happy.
The Vancouver Whitecaps website isn't shipping jerseys until November 30, but their 2011 kits are already on sale at retailers around greater Vancouver. These authentic home kits were on sale at the Champs Sports in Metrotown for $120 each. They're in stock of away as well and are also running a "buy one, get one half off" promotion on Whitecaps gear, so if you were going to get both home and away kits now would be the time. Fellow fatties be warned: these shirts are a little snug around the gut. I went up a size from an XL to an XXL.
GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE 2008 - 2010 Image by Sven Simon, from picapp.com