NWSB Editor and Vancouver Whitecaps writer C-Mac brings us his report card for the Whitecaps FC during the first half of the MLS season. Goal of the year? Eric Hassli’s stunning volley to tie Toronto FC in the first leg of the Voyageurs Cup finals in the Canadian Championships was a spectacular indicator of the French forward’s ability. Best win? The 3-1 spanking of a talented Houston Dynamo side by Vancouver.
NWSB Editor and Portland Timbers writer Chris Anderson brings us his report card for the Portland Timbers during the first half of the MLS season. Despite winning their first game of the season over the Philadelphia Union 3-1, the Timbers would only scratch out two more victories in between their opener and June 17, leaving them in last place and wondering where so much promise for a young and talented team went. MVP for Portland so far is Scotsman Kris Boyd.
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.
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.