Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. C-Mac gives us his match preview of Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers. Darren Mattocks should also feel inspired as it was the earlier match with the Oregon squad that saw the young Jamaican notch his first MLS goal. Jay DeMerit, Martin Bonjour and Barry Robson are all available again. Watch the Timbers Army video with Bruce Eaton.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The atmosphere was electric, and the players on both sides of the ball want to win this as much as the fans want them to. Super sub Freddy Montero bailed out the Sounders with his game winning goal in the 64th minute. Eddie Johnson added one later.
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 Editor and Portland Timbers writer Chris Anderson brings us his report card for the Portland Timbers during the first half of the MLS season. Despite winning their first game of the season over the Philadelphia Union 3-1, the Timbers would only scratch out two more victories in between their opener and June 17, leaving them in last place and wondering where so much promise for a young and talented team went. MVP for Portland so far is Scotsman Kris Boyd.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his report card for the Seattle Sonders FC during the first half of the MLS season. While the injuries have been a problem, Seattle is lucky to be sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference. Top goal goes to Patrick Ianni for his mid air volley against Sporting KC. Best player so far is Osvaldo Alonso, without him, the Sounders would be in a world of hurt.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson dishes on why you should love the Portland Timbers after their victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. With the Los Angeles Galaxy up next and the Seattle Sounders right around the corner, the Timbers knew that they had to turn their season around fast. Players mentioned include Kris Boyd, David Horst, and Freddy Montero.
NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers grabbed a nice win on Sunday. Sunday’s win over the Sounders gave Portland its first ever win over the Sounders in MLS action, a small, but significant footnote in Timbers’ history. The Timbers (4-6-4, 16 points). Scottish striker Kris Boyd prooved his mettle in the Cascadia Cup.
Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. This time out, Josh gives us his match preview of the Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers FC matchup. Last year’s match at JELD-WEN was a frenetic affair. The Sounders escaped with a 3-2 victory thanks to a brace by Fredy Montero and a late penalty goal from Osvaldo Alonso.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Sunday’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders FC. At press time, the MLS odds are not up yet. The Timbers had not lost in five of six before their recent slide, so it will be interesting to see if they can recapture a little magic against their bitter rival in the Northwest. Key players are Kris Boyd and Freddy Montero.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights match up with Sporting KC. Not a win, but we did earn a point in the 1-1 draw. A fast paced game with a ton of scoring chances, no one could grab the winner. Steve Zakuani was finally brought back up to the first team squad, though he didn’t see any time during the match. Patrick Ianni got the equalizer.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between your Whitecaps FC and Portland Timbers. Vancouver needs to pull together a much tighter display for this match. Davide Chiumiento will likely make a return to the starting lineup, as will Omar Salgado. Expect a 2-1 loss to a solid Portland team.
Did you miss the Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps matchup? NWSB Insider and Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us the Vancouver offence played reasonably fair but did not offer much on target, as the goals for the Caps’ came from defence and midfield. Despite allowing 2 goals Joe Cannon played well, making a couple of excellent stops.