NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday night’s game between the Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders FC. A bounce back game was definitely in order Saturday night after that grueling 6-1 loss earlier in the week. Seattle did get redemption in the 90th minute in the form of a yellow card issued to Aaron Maund for the same kind of dirty play on Osvaldo Alonso.
Seattle sports and NWSB insider Clinton Bell brings us an update on the Seattle Sounders FC. Their off-season training is off to a good start with wins in Florida and Mexico. The new addition to the team in Eddie Johnson may have cost 2 fan favorites to get, but his footwork should make the trade worthwhile.
Our Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us Chris Estridge, the 21st player drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC is going to make an instant impact in 2012 with the team. Vancouver was notably short in the midfield and defence in their inaugural season. The choice of Estridge was a very intelligent option. They also picked Darren Mattocks with the 2nd overall pick.
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.
Clinton Bell one of our Seattle Sounders bloggers shows us his list of 5 players that he wishes could still go out every weekend in the Rave Green and give it their all for the Sounders! It starts in the booth with Arlo White, then Kasey Keller, Dave D’errico, Nate Jaqua, Freddie Ljungberg, and Sebastien Le Toux.
Our Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us Darren Mattocks, the number two player drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC is going to make an instant impact in 2012 with the team.In 47 games over two college seasons, the native of Portmore, Jamaica, scored 39 goals. They got a great player Vancouver they just had to wait for the expansion Montreal Impact to pick first. They also picked Chris Estridge.
The 2012 version of the MLS superdraft is Thursday. C-Mac our Vancouver Whitecaps blogger previews what Vancouver is up to. The draft is nothing new for North American sports followers, but stands as a very peculiar entity in the view of world soccer. This year Vancouver is in possession of the 2nd overall pick, a reward of sorts for their low finish in the regular season.
Jason Green one of our Seattle Sounders bloggers tells us this season Seattle won their 3rd straight US Open Cup in front of a home crowd of 35,615, which was the biggest ever for the competition. Here are some more highlights from the 2011 MLS season for Seattle, Kasey Keller, Osvaldo Alonso, and Fredy Montero.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their first season of MLS soccer. This week he looks at the Whitecaps management. Owners Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luzco, Jeff Mallett and BC star Steve Nash, GM Bob Lenarduzzi, and Coach Martin Rennie have a sense of history, and a local devoted unit…
Jason Green one of our MLS Soccer bloggers weighs in with some MLS changes for 2012. He points out one of the biggest tweaks for the upcoming MLS season is that the finals will no longer be held at a neutral site, but the club with the most points of the 2 in the finals will be the host. Big changes for the Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers in the northwest to look forward to.
Jason Green one of our MLS Soccer bloggers weighs in with the top picks for the 2012 MLS SuperDraft coming up in January. The teams picking first are the Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps, New England Revolution, Toronto FC, and Chivas USA. Players to go first will be Darren Mattocks, Andrew Wenger and Enzo Martinez.
Our Northwest MLS Soccer insider Jason Green tells us the 2011 MLS expansion draft recently took place on Thursday and the new club for 2012 the Montreal Impact had a great draft taking some legit players to start their team including Houston’s Brian Ching and Philadelphia’s Justin Mapp.