Looking for Northwest MLS soccer news? Matt Martz, our man with his pulse on the Oregon sports beat is back with another edition of the Portland Timbers Notebook. The June 1st, 2012 edition…The good news is that the Timbers next game is over two weeks away which means that the team will get plenty of rest. Kris Boyd needs it I think.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with another Vancouver Whitecaps MLS player profile. This time he is taking a look at the ever dangerous Sebastien Le Toux. A native of France, Le Toux never really made an impact until he came stateside and landed with the Seattle Sounders FC. After years there he moved on to the Philadelphia Union, before finally becoming a mainstay in the Witecaps starting 11.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match up with CD Chivas USA. Another game without a win, but this time the Sounders came away with a point after a 1-1 draw thanks to a perfectly time toe flick by David Estrada from a Alex Caskey cross. Old pal James Riley caused fits for the Sounders all across the field.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us despite his size, Eric Hassli has a fine first touch and is capable of breathtaking skill at times, most notably with his dipping volley from the edge of the 18 yard box back across his body and into the top corner against rivals Seattle Sounders in 2012. Hassli was a bit of a vagabond in his European years. Onto his MLS athlete profile.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday’s game between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC. Sigi Schmid fielded a less than steller team, but the Sounders got the win thanks to two goals from Fredy Montero. Bryan Meredith was strong in net recording his second straigh clean sheet. Rookie Cordell Cato finally got into a game.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday’s game between the Seattle Sounders FC vs. D.C. United. Seattle defender Marc Burch failed to convert the game’s best chance in stoppage time against his former team, heading a rebound effort against the post from close range. The Sounders (2-1-1) had won five straight on the road, dating back to last August.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Friday night’s game between the Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders FC. Early in the game, especially in the first half-hour when the Dyanamo were in control of the game, the Sounders were caught off guard a few times defensively. David Estrada’s fourth goal of the young season was the turning point of the match.