Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. As we saw on the weekend, Joe Cannon suffered what appeared to be a thigh strain during match action, and now Darren Mattocks appears to have injured himself in some kind of kitchen based accident on Monday evening.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us on the final weekend of preseason action the Vancouver Whitecaps FC defeated Canadian rivals Toronto FC 1-0 in Saturday’s championship final at the 2012 Disney Pro Soccer Classic. With MLS First Kick at BC Place now a week away, Rennie played an experienced line-up in a 4-4-2 formation, Darren Mattocks and Eric Hassli were great.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac brings us a match recap on the Whitecaps vs. University of Victoria exhibition soccer match today in Victoria British Columbia. Vancouver had some bright moments overall with a limited line-up, but was ultimately disappointing in this latest exhibition. Omar Salgado and Darren Mattocks kicked off the game for the Whitecaps at forward.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us Martin Rennie moved to acquire fellow Scot Barry Robson from Middlesbrough in the English Championship league, problem is the official season for the ‘Caps kicks off on March 10th, a full four months before Barry Robson’s arrival, and the team could well be out of the playoff picture by then.
NWSB MLS Insider C-Mac brings us his 2012 predictions for the Vancouver Whitecaps today. 2012 holds no major trophies. No amount of flashy ornaments up front will cure that ill, and so dreams of winning their first MLS title are still officially on hold. Who gets the playing time is the biggest question. Davide Chiumiento, Eric Hassli, Camilo Sanvezzo, Atiba Harris, and Omar Salgado are ready.