Playoff positioning vs. trying to squeak into the playoffs After earning a draw while playing a man down on Wednesday, the Sounders hold their playoff destiny in their hands. If they win the final 2 matches in the 2012 campaign, they’ll finish with only the San Jose Earthquakes ahead of them in the Western Conference. [...]
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. FC Dallas. C-Mac says The only result these teams have yet to share is a draw, and that’s where I see this game landing for two teams who look to produce a fiercely competitive match. Vancouver’s stars Barry Robson and Darren Mattocks need a draw.
NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp gives us his love ‘em hate ‘em from the Dallas FC vs. Whitecaps FC matchup. The ‘Caps offense struggled mightily Wednesday night. Martin Bonjour picked up his fifth yellow card of the season last night. It’s Sounders week on Saturday. If Jay DeMerit isn’t back by then, look for Alain Rochat to slide inside next to Andy O’Brien and Jordan Harvey to take his spot on the left.
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 FC Dallas vs. Whitecaps. International matches are taking quite a few players off both rosters, but Kenny Miller and Atiba Harris will look to step in and make an impact. With Gershon Koffie suspended for the contest as well, Vancouver is breathing a sigh of relief at the depth they have.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Sunday’s game between FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers. When Kris Boyd gets going and plays well the entire Portland team plays well. Boyd has been nothing short of impressive this year and will likely contend for MLS newcomer of the year come the end of the season. Kickoff: August 5, 2012 7:00pm EST.
NWSB Writer Matt Martz gives betting predictions for the Timbers game against FC Dallas on Sunday.The Portland Timbers will host FC Dallas at JELD-WEN Field on Sunday, as the two sides meet from the second time in as many weeks. Needless to say, Portland is looking for a different result in this one. Kris Boyd and Brek Shea are players to watch.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about tonight’s game between FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers. Tied together in last place in the Western Conference with 19 points, this evening’s battle will be a competition to stay out of last place. With temperatures hovering 105 degrees, this match is sure to be one of the biggest endurance testers for both teams.
NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Wednesday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and FC Dallas. Matt says the good news for Portland is that Dallas has recorded just one more goal (20) than the Timbers (19) this campaign. Kris Boyd and David Horst need to step up in this one.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights match up with Real Salt Lake. Not a win, but we did earn a point in the 0-0 draw. This game got chippy early, and stayed that way for the entire match. A total of five yellow cards were handed out. Not a whole lot of great scoring chances, but Cordell Cato and Zach Scott both had excellent chances. The defense, led by Jhon Kennedy Hurtado kept the Sounders in this game and forced the draw.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with another Vancouver Whitecaps MLS player profile. This time he is taking a look at the ever dangerous Sebastien Le Toux. A native of France, Le Toux never really made an impact until he came stateside and landed with the Seattle Sounders FC. After years there he moved on to the Philadelphia Union, before finally becoming a mainstay in the Witecaps starting 11.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Eric Alexander. Alexander was drafted in the third round (44th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. He spent a year with the Kalamazoo Kingdom where he appeared eight times, scoring two goals. His strong work ethic and consistency has made him a popular player with the Timbers Army.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday’s game between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC. Sigi Schmid fielded a less than steller team, but the Sounders got the win thanks to two goals from Fredy Montero. Bryan Meredith was strong in net recording his second straigh clean sheet. Rookie Cordell Cato finally got into a game.