Watching the Wave: Rennie has a Whitecaps team of his own

Daigo Kobayashi has settled in quickly

Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. C-mac says despite the early loss of talismanic captain Jay DeMerit to injury, Vancouver is off to two hard earned wins and has injected hope into the Vancouver market for a potentially championship winning pro sports team. There is much to admire already in how this team has been assembled.

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

Whitecaps vs. RSL

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp weighs in with his post game recap from Saturday. With the 0-0 draw and the Montreal Impact lose earlier in the day, the Whitecaps earn top spot in the Canadian Championship, and thus avoid a first round fight with TFC in next year’s Canadian Championship. For the first time since early July, neither Kenny Miller nor Barry Robson was in Martin Rennie’s starting Xl.

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

Sounders lucky to come away with a point in Frisco on Sunday. (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Sunday afternoon match against FC Dallas. Sloppy defense was the order of the day for the Sounders. Steve Zakuani finally made it into the starting 11 and added an assist to the goal by Mauro Rosales. Michael Gspurning saved a point for Seattle.

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

Whitecaps Rennie

Whitecaps 0-2 LA Galaxy This Whitecaps team has work to do.  Those were the words I sighed to myself as I was en route to my computer to write this piece.  And truer words have never been spoken. What a sad, sad few weeks for this team.  Without further ado, your love ‘em and hate ‘em for […]

Sounders FC vs. Chivas USA blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Freddy Montero with his first MLS Hat Trick in his 100th start for the Sounders. (photo mlssoccer.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday match against Chivas USA. Wide open soccer at its best for this one. 8 goals scored, and there could’ve been 4 or 5 more! Freddy Montero was the Hat Trick Hero for the Sounders, surpassing Eddie Johnson as the teams new goal scoring leader.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Sounders FC blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Eddie Johnson does it again for the Sounders (photo facebook.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The atmosphere was electric, and the players on both sides of the ball want to win this as much as the fans want them to. Super sub Freddy Montero bailed out the Sounders with his game winning goal in the 64th minute. Eddie Johnson added one later.

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).

Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Sammy Ochoa with the goal of the year, except it hit the crossbar and missed high. (photo goal.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match against the San Jose Earthquakes. With the top three resting for the firs hour plus, the Sounders relied on a different approach for this game. Sammy Ochoa was the lone striker, and nearly scored twice. New DP Christian Tiffert made his first start, and Steven Lenhart scored the game winner.

L.A. Galaxy vs. Sounders FC blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

With this early strike, Eddie Johnson was named MLS Player of the week. (photo soundersfc.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Sunday nights match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. After a very quick strike off the head of Eddie Johnson, the Sounders never looked back. With goals from Freddy Montero, Alex Caskey, and Andy Rose, the 4-0 win was the largest of the year in MLS play for the Sounders. Clean sheet for MIchael Gspurning as well.

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.

Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Sounders vs. Rapids

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match against the Colorado Rapids. After a very quick strike off the head of Eddie Johnson, the Sounders relinquished their lead just a minute and change later. Just over the hour mark Seattle regained the lead for good with a beautiful volley by Osvaldo Alonso. Michael Gspurning finally makes it back to the starting eleven.

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