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.
NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us the year in review for the 2011 Inaugural season for the Portland Timbers. This season saw a stunning upset over the eventual champions as well as some highlight reel moments from Darlington Nagbe and Troy Perkins. Rookie Deigo Chara shone while veteran Jack Jewsbury helped guide the Timbers squad.
Seattle Sounders FC blogger Jason Green reports that the Sounders midfielder Erik Friberg is leaving to return to Sweden. But the Sounders added defender Marc Burch, formerly of D.C. United, in the re-entry draft this week. In the re-entry draft the Sounders also lost Nate Jaqua. After a solid season this year Seattle has high hopes from last season.
Jason Green reports the Seattle Sounders will never truly replace Kasey Keller in goal, but they’ve found someone they hope can fill his now retired shoes. Michael Gspurning is 30 years old and a tall keeper at 6’5″ and has played for the Austrian national team as well as in the top Greek league for the last 5 seasons. Sigi Schmid likes his new keeper.
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…
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 forwards. Their half million dollar flop in Mustapha Jarju was untouched in the expansion draft and Camilo Sanvezzo came in clutch for the inaugural Whitecaps season.
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.
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 midfield position. Though no current midfield roster members are untouchable, there does appear to be some promise in Davide Chiumiento, and Atiba Harris.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their first season of MLS soccer. Obviously, with new coach Martin Rennie from Scotland coming in next year, several changes will inevitably take place.
Q assesses the state of the 2011 first year MLS team squad Vancouver Whitecaps. He points out in David Chiumiento, Eric Hassli and Camilo Sanvezzo, the Whitecaps have three of the league’s best offensive players. It will get better Vancouver Whitecaps FC fans, it will get better, trust me.
Our man on the Oregon beat Matt Martz tell us the Timbers Reserves kept their unbeaten streak going last Thursday at JELD-WEN Field with a 3-3 draw against the L.A. Galaxy Reserves.
Senior writer here at the NWSportsBeat Matt Larkin tells us Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Gershon Koffie (back) showed some offensive flair against Houston Dynamo last weekend. The Whitecaps would like to see more!