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Robbie wrote:Congratulations to Joey Gjertsen for being voted the United Soccer League Most Valuable Player.
It looks like for his MVP award, all Gjertsen received was a small plaque.

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Although no mention was ever made of him, I think it's appropriate if the Whitecaps dedicate their win to this man.

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Robbie wrote:I noticed that notwithstanding Olympic events, soccer seems to be the only league sport that gives the winning (and runner-ups too) individuals medals in addition to the championship trophy.
I found these three pictures that I will post because they answered two questions that I was curious about.

The first picture shows a closeup of the championship trophy. The picture clearly shows the words at the base of the trophy that indicate the location and date of the championship game. I was wondering what it said. Doesn't the top USL championship trophy resemble the Grey Cup with the large cup at the two handles on the side?

The second picture shows a closeup of the medals that were awarded to the individuals. I was curious to see what the inscriptions on the medals were. Now, I know it reads "FIRST DIVISION USL 2006 Champions".

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Video highlights of the championship game, which shows all three Whitecaps goals, can be seen here.

http://www.uslsoccer.com/docs/broadcast ... onship.wmv

I think Tony Donatelli and Sita-Taty Matondo scored spectacular goals in their one-to-one play against Rochester goaltender Scott Vallow. They cleverly maneuvered the ball past him.


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Well, Canucks notwithstanding, it's been a pretty good year for BC sports and sports figures: the Lions are having a kick-ass season so far, the Giants steamrolled their way to a WHL champioship, the male AND female Whitecaps both took their respective championships, Steve Nash has racked up some unprecedented honors in the NBA... it's a great time to be a sports fan in BC!


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We are the Champions :beer:

Congrats. to the Whitecaps!!

This year they got hot during the playoffs and could do know wrong.
Bummer I couldn't make it to the airport to cheer the team.

Let's do it again next year.


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Pictures of the Whitecaps home arrival at the airport can be seen at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50931618@N00/?saved=1

I believe that the USL championship trophy is for keeps. In other words, the Whitecaps can permanently keep their championship trophy and a new one is issued every year - just like the NFL Super Bowl Vince Lombardi trophy and the NBA and MLB championship trophies. That is unlike the Stanley Cup and Grey Cup, which must eventually be returned to the league by the winning team.

I know that the Whitecaps 1979 Soccer Bowl trophy was kept permanently by the team. It is on display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.


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For those of you who would like to congratulate the Whitecaps personally, you will have a chance to do so on Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/?id=4444

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WHITECAPS TO HOST MEDIA CONFERENCE/GATHERING

VANCOUVER, B.C. ? Please join Vancouver Whitecaps Director of Soccer Operations, Bob Lenarduzzi, Men?s Head Coach Bob Lilley and the entire roster of the 2006 USL First Division Champion Vancouver Whitecaps tomorrow morning for an end of year media conference and gathering.

What: End of year media conference and gathering (open to the public)

Who: Bob Lenarduzzi ? Whitecaps Director of Soccer Operations
Bob Lilley ? Whitecaps Men?s Head Coach
Entire roster from the 2006 USL First Division Champion Vancouver Whitecaps

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, B.C.

When: Wednesday, October 4

Time: 10:00 a.m.

There will be photo opportunities


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it's been a pretty good year for BC sports and sports figures
the Giants steamrolled their way to a WHL champioship
Please explain to me how this is being a good year for BC sports ...

Go Blazers! Go Cougars!


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Still a BC team, isn't it? Three-quarters of the WHL aren't.


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LFITQ wrote:Go Blazers! Go Cougars!
Hey! What about those Millionaires?
Sure they're 1-7 and play in that old barn on Barlow but you gotta give props to the home town team. :rockin:


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bc49 wrote:
LFITQ wrote:Go Blazers! Go Cougars!
Hey! What about those Millionaires?
Sure they're 1-7 and play in that old barn on Barlow but you gotta give props to the home town team. :rockin:
They ain't WHL, they are BCJHL. The post I was responding to was mentioning the WHL specifically.


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So did any of you show up for the Whitecaps celebration gathering yesterday morning in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery?

Congratulations to Martin Nash for being selected to the Canadian national team.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/ ... c423a3ac3c

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I saw some clips on the news it looked preaty bad only about 60-100 people. It is not majer league that's why.


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