24 seconds with Candace Chapman

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 7:18 AM ET

Position: Defender

Number: 19

Born: April 2, 1983 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Hometown: Ajax, Ont.

First season with Whitecaps

Claim to fame: Won 2004's NCAA championship with Whitecaps' teammate Katie Thorlakson at University of Notre Dame.

24 hours: You're the honorary co-chair of Soccerio festival, along with Alfredo Valente.

#19, Candace Chapman: "It's definitely something special to be on Commercial Drive and knowing what the atmosphere is like. It's great to introduce it."

24: Who do you think will win the July 9 final?

#19: "Brazil, but I was born in Trinidad and Tobago, so I hope to see them do well, too."

24: You grew up in Toronto. Where are the hotspots there to watch World Cup televised matches?

#19: "The Danforth is pretty multicultural. That area will be buzzing when the World Cup starts."

24: You have quite a schedule with the Whitecaps and the national team. How are you going to squeeze in some quality World Cup viewing time?

#19: "I'm not going to be able to see every game, but while we're in camp or away, all the girls love watching them. That's one of the things that brought me to Vancouver, a lot of national team players and a great team-in-training atmosphere."


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