Watching the wave – 2012 Vancouver Whitecaps season preview

Whitecaps Season Preview

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac brings us his 2012 MLS Season preview for Whitecaps FC. He points out the forwards are the strength. A wide range of talent that allows Vancouver to adopt a number of different tactical approaches. Eric Hassli and Sebastien Le Toux are both strong in possession, while Darren Mattocks provides speed and trickery.

Where’s the Seattle love for the CONCACAF Champions League?

Sounders FC

Seattle sports and NWSB insider Clinton Bell brings us an update on the Seattle Sounders FC CONCACAF Champions League game this week versus Mexican league team Santos Laguna. He points out the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and even non-Premier League friendlies, have had slim showings in the stands in Seattle. Let’s fill the “Hawks Nest,” let’s fill the lower bowl. Let the chants of the Emerald City Supporters be loud.

2012 MLS Soccer Betting: Major League Soccer Futures Odds

Major League Soccer

NWSB Insider and MLS Soccer blogger Jason Green tells us Bovada online sportsbook has released their 2012 Major League soccer odds and futures lines for the 2012 MLS season this past week. The Seattle Sounders and Brad Evans, the Portland Timbers and Kris Boyd, and the Vancouver Whitecaps and Eric Hassli all have varrying odds to bet on.

2012 MLS Insight: Portland Timbers season preview

Kris Boyd

NWSB insider Jason Green brings us news from the MLS this week and his 2012 Portland Timbers season preview. There is a lot of promise this season in the midfield for the Timbers with the likes of Darlington Nagbe, Diego Chara, and Jack Jewsbury. The big news up front is the addition of striker Kris Boyd. What do you think 2012 holds in store for the Timbers FC?

Is Barry Robson the answer to the Whitecaps midfield woes?

Barry Robson Whitecaps

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.

2012 MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps fearless season predictions

Eric Hassli

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.

2012 MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC fearless season predictions

Fredy Montero

NWSB MLS Insider Clinton Bell brings us his 2012 predictions for the Seattle Sounders today. The midfield will be anchored by yet another stellar year by the best mid in all of the MLS, Osvaldo Alonso. Let’s hope that a healthy Steve Zakuani, and O’Brian White can come back and contribute what they are known for this season. Once again he predicts the Sounders to win the Cascadia Cup.

Timbers Next to Fall to Portland’s Knee Injury Curse

Timbers Header

NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us news from the MLS injury front this week specifically the Portland Timbers. Newly acquired Columbian forward Jose Adolfo Valencia, who will be sidelined for 6-to-12 months following Monday’s knee surgery to have damaged cartilage in his left knee repaired.

Vancouver Whitecaps 2012 MLS Schedule is Released

2012 Vancouver Whitecaps Schedule

C-Mac one of our Vancouver Whitecaps bloggers today lets us know the Whitecaps FC 2012 schedule was released recently. The only negative is that Vancouver will only face Montreal and Toronto once each, removing the thrill of a pair of home and home Canuck series. Thierry Henry and his New York Red Bulls come to town on June 20th.

The five players I wish still played for my Vancouver Whitecaps

Carl Valentine

C-Mac one of our Vancouver bloggers tells us If the Vancouver Whitecaps ever need to dip into the PAST to grab players for their future the five guys he’d call upon would be. Bobby Lenarduzzi, Carl Valentine, Bruce Wilson, Bruce Grobbelaar, and Peter Lorimer. He does have faith though that the Martin Rennie is working hard to bring better talent to the current Vancouver Whitecaps squad.

Portland Timbers 2012 MLS Schedule is Released

portland timbers

Jason Green one of our Portland Timbers bloggers today lets us know the Timbers FC 2012 schedule was released today, and this years soccer season starts off with the Timbers set to face teams from their conference 3 times while only facing teams from the Eastern Conference once.

MLS Releases 2012 Schedule for the Seattle Sounders FC

Sounders FC

Clinton Bell one of our Seattle Sounders bloggers today lets us know the Sounders FC 2012 schedule was released today, and this years soccer season starts off with the home and home series against Santos in the knockout stage of the CONCACAF Champions League. With the loss of both Kasey Keller, and Terry Boss, goalkeeping will be an issue all season long.

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