LA Galaxy vs. Whitecaps FC blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Whitecaps vs. Galaxy MLS Playoffs

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp weighs in with his last post game recap from Thursday. For the last time until March, we present to you, things to love and things to hate. The Whitecaps counter attack wasn’t an attack at all. It was a dump and chase game that made Alistair think he was watching hockey. Good thing Brad Knighton was in. He has been nothing short of solid in these two months following his takeover from Joe Cannon.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers love ‘em & hate ‘em

Frank Songo'o propelled the Timbers to victory with a goal over the Whitecaps off a set piece.

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the Portland Timbers’ victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. After putting together a series of impressive performances without being rewarded with a victory, the Timbers edged the Whitecaps 2-1 in front of an outstanding crowd a JELD-WEN field. Portland took the lead in the 41st minute on a goal by Darlington Nagbe. Kenny Miller equaled for the Whitecaps. Franck Songo’o won it.

FC Dallas vs. Whitecaps blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Team Canada

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.

Real Salt Lake vs. Whitecaps blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Camilo

NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp gives us his love ‘em hate ‘em from the Real Salt Lake vs. Whitecaps FC matchup. Despite the victory by the Whitecaps, they still must feel frustrated and the obvious missed penalty by a Salt Lake defender in the 10th minute. Joe Cannon got a straight red card in Vancouver’s last match, handling the ball outside the box (saving a goal albeit).

Welcome to Vancouver: Andy O’Brien signs on with Whitecaps FC

Andy O'Brien

NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp gives us his thoughts on Irish defender Andy O’Brien signing with the Whitecaps FC. O’Brien is a veteran in England, appearing in over 300 matches for various clubs. He says having another world class player on the team will bring us another step closer to being a poster boy of success for the league.

Whitecaps vs. Real Salt Lake blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

A 90 minute struggle for the 'Caps that ended with them a man down, and a goal down after the final whistle. (Getty Images)

NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp gives us his love ‘em hate ‘em from the Whitecaps FC vs. Real Salt Lake matchup. With the departures of Eric Hassli and Le Toux, and with Jay DeMerit not 100% rested from the mid-week All-Star match, the Whitecaps came out a little flat tonight at Rio Tinto. With a little more time together, Dane Richards and Darren Mattocks can be a lethal combination for the ‘Caps.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Chicago Fire July 14th 2012 game recap

Whitecaps vs. Fire

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday summary between the your Whitecaps FC and Chicago Fire. Man of the match was yet again Darren Mattocks. Darren Mattocks continues to be the straw that stirs the drink for Vancouver and he was fouled 4 times by an aggressive Chicago defence. Vancouver must have been tired at the end of a five game league tour.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC July 10th 2012 game recap

Darren Mattocks

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday summary between the your Whitecaps FC and Toronto FC. Man of the match was yet again Darren Mattocks. He continues to add to his glowing reputation with his second two goal performance of the year. The Jamaican is proving to be one of the elite young talents in North American soccer. It was a tough 3-2 loss Wednesday night.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Chivas USA July 7th 2012 game recap

Whitecaps vs. Chivas

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday summary between the your Whitecaps FC and the Chivas USA. Man of the match Joe Cannon another clean sheet. What can you say? Jay DeMerit led the back line strongly as usual. In an impressive acknowledgement, the American centre back has also been named as one of the MLS First XI.

*My* reasons the Vancouver Whitecaps make the MLS playoffs in 2012

Darron Mattocks

NWSB Newcomer and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp tells us his thoughts on the MLS Soccer team’s second year chances of making the playoffs in MLS. No longer is the team giving up the ball carelessly, and on the rare occurrence they do, they’re still in great position to win it back. Offense is clicking due in large part is the additions of superstar Sebastien Le Toux and second overall pick Darren Mattocks.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Colorado Rapids July 4th 2012 game recap

Whitecaps vs. Rapids

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday summary between the your Whitecaps FC and the Colorado Rapids. Man of the match Joe Cannon wasn’t spectacular, but he marshalled the back line well, and made all the stops necessary. Jamaican forward Darren Mattocks was enough to hijack the win for Vancouver FC.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy June 23rd 2012 game recap

Whitecaps vs. Galaxy

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.

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