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 matchup vs. L.A. Galaxy matchup. A difficult game to call. This will be a even match. Both teams have a lot to play for. They’re realistically competing for 3rd place in the west. Christian Tiffert will probably only be good for 30 minutes tonight
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 the LA Galaxy vs. Whitecaps. This game may have come too quick for the Whitecaps’ new look lineup to work smoothly. Newcomers Barry Robson, Jamaican Dane Richards and new Scottish acquisition Kenny Miller must fit in quickly.
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.
NWSB Inside and Whitecaps FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Wednesday’s matchup between the New York Red Bulls vs. Vancouver Whitecaps. At press time, the MLS odds were Vancouver +125 New York +225 Draw +225. New York has a good young goalie in Ryan Mear and Thierry Henry is injured so watch for Kenny Cooper. Sebastien Le Toux and Camilo Sanvezzo have combined for 7 goals.
NWSB Inside and Sounders FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between the Montreal Impact vs. Seattle Sounders. At press time, the MLS odds were Montreal 2.90 / Seattle 2.40 / Draw 3.25. Eddie Johnson and Fredy Montero have combined for 7 goals so far this season and while the Seattle offense is not a dynamic one these guys are dangerous.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and the LA Galaxy. At press time, the MLS odds were Galaxy -118 | Timbers +260 | and a Draw +400. It’s about time the Timbers turned a corner, and sometimes, the easiest place to start is with a clean sheet. If Timbers veteran ‘keeper Troy Perkins can pull that off.
NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers grabbed a nice win on Sunday. The Timbers (3-5-3, 12 points, eighth in the Western Conference) ceeded a one goal lead, but refused to give up a second one in front of their home crowd. Eric Brunner scored his first goal of the season that came from a corner kick from Franck Songo’o.