Whitecaps Starting To Slide
Northwest Sports Update
A BetOnline.com review of the Major League Soccer season so far would show that Vancouver jumped out to a hot start, and it is a good thing that they did because the Whitecaps have been slumping badly as of late and that start has given them a bit of a cushion. The weather is starting to heat up, while the Whitecaps are cooling off and they need to get back on track quickly after losing a two-goal lead at home in their last match.
The Whitecaps jumped on visiting Los Angeles on Wednesday as Gershon Koffie and Barry Robson scored within nine minutes of each other in the first 27 minutes of the match, but the Galaxy would roar back to dominate the proceedings with 57% of the possession and those looking to become a bookie know that a soccer team will eventually get one if you give them enough possession. David Beckham and 17-year-old Jose Villarreal would tie the match with goals in the final 10 minutes and the Whitecaps are now winless in four straight, sporting two losses and two draws during that time. It was a disappointing performance to give away two points like that, and the Whitecaps are now in fourth place in the Western Conference with 31 points, just four ahead of the hard-charging Galaxy.
Vancouver has made a move to try and boost their odds at online betting sites in the form of Kenny Miller, who has scored 16 goals in 60 appearances for the Scottish national team and has captained the side on occasion. Miller spent last season at Cardiff City and he has plenty of experience playing for teams like Rangers (twice), Celtic and Wolverhampton, and he should bring some quality to the Whitecaps up front. At 32 years old, Miller still has something left to offer.
However, even online poker (click here for more poker information) players know that you must have a good defense to be successful in soccer and the Whitecaps’ defense has left a lot to be desired lately. They struggled late against Toronto FC three matches ago and then again against the Galaxy, losing at least three points and probably more if they could have beaten a terrible Toronto team. Even though they’ve only given up 25 goals in 21 matches, Vancouver seem to be giving up goals at bad times and that is what is going to sink them if they don’t get their act together.
The Whitecaps host first-place San Jose this weekend and the two have met twice in 2012, with the home team winning each time. Vancouver isn’t completely out of the race yet; there is still a long way to go this season. But momentum is tough to keep in soccer and if they continue to struggle, you’ll be forced to stay away from Vancouver’s legal online sports betting odds.
Last edited by The Q; 07-20-2012 at 09:25 PM.
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