NWSB Editor and Vancouver Whitecaps writer C-Mac brings us his report card for the Whitecaps FC during the first half of the MLS season. Goal of the year? Eric Hassli’s stunning volley to tie Toronto FC in the first leg of the Voyageurs Cup finals in the Canadian Championships was a spectacular indicator of the French forward’s ability. Best win? The 3-1 spanking of a talented Houston Dynamo side by Vancouver.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger is back from camping in the Strathcona Park wilderness and reports on the BIG news today out of Vancouver that the Canucks have locked up 26 year old netminder Cory Schneider to a 3-year $12 million dollar contract. Seems like one more final nail in the coffin for Roberto Luongo’s stay in Vancouver. A well deserved raise for Schneidz.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac asks the very bang on question today. Does Pavel Bure in the Hall of Fame finally repair his relationship with the Canucks community? Post announcement we learned via twitter and message boards that people were upset with the fact that Bure’s #10 is yet to be retired by the team, unlike Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday summary between the your Whitecaps FC and the LA Galaxy. A tough loss for the road side. It was over when Robbie Keane’s deft footwork allowed him to slip past an awful Martin Bonjour mark before curling it home. For the third match running, Eric Hassli began the game on the bench for VanCity.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. This time out, C-Mac gives us his match preview of the Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy. The Whitecaps were very disappointed with the letdown in their tie with New York, and will be determined to get back on track. Martin Rennie will have Darren Mattocks available. Nice.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday summary between the Colorado Rapids and your Whitecaps FC. A nice win for the home side. Vancouver pulled it out of the fire when Sebastien Le Toux got on the end of a sublime Davide Chiumiento long pass over the defence to dispatch a fine volley into the bottom left of the Colorado goal.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. This time out, C-Mac gives us his match preview of the Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps. The Whitecaps have a good opportunity to take advantage of a team in flux with the visit of Colorado. Sebastien Le Toux and Eric Hassli, are keen to go, and Darren Mattocks deserves his place.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps writer C-Mac weighs in about the impending arrival of Scottish international midfield maestro Barry Robson who now that his English football season is over is joining Whitecaps FC. He’s also still willing and able to play for Scotland should they call on him. In his final season with Middlesbrough Robson was voted by the team’s supporters as Player of the Year.
NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks hockey writer C-Mac tells us why we should feel good for Willie Mitchell the Vancouver Island BC born hockey player who this week won himself a Stanley Cup. He lists five reasons why Canucks fans can still celebrate Mitchell’s legacy. In hindsight that parting of the ways worked well, between Mitchell and the Canucks, at least for Willie anyways.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his five damn good reasons to take in a Vancouver Whitecaps MLS game personally the next time you are in Vancouver BC. BC Place is a truly inspiring place for the fans. For fans used to mundane cheering at BC Lions and Vancouver Canucks games, the element of songs to celebrate players and events provides a twist to fan participation.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday summary between your Whitecaps FC and the Houston Dynamo. Another great game on Saturday for Darren Mattocks. He has now produced three goals in his last two MLS league matches and his impressive separation from the defence allied with his electric pace more than justified his selection as a starter.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac tells us the sad news today about former Canucks Russian winger Vladimir Krutov who passed away this week in Russia. Krutov appeared in his only season in the National Hockey League with the Canucks, becoming one of the first Soviet-born players to play in the NHL. He registered 34 points (11-23-34) in 61 games in the 1989-90 campaign.