*My* Five things to love about Whitecaps FC Eric Hassli trade

Eric Hassli

NWSB Newcomer and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp tells us his thoughts on the MLS trade that happend on Friday between our Whitecaps FC and Toronto FC. The Headline: The Caps announced Friday afternoon that they had traded striker/designated player Eric Hassli to TFC. The front office could be readying another big move, after bringing in Barry Robson, Kenny Miller and Dane Richards.

The tartan army! Welcome to the Vancouver Whitecaps Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller Whitecaps FC

NWSB Newcomer and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp tells us his thoughts on the MLS designated player signing this week by the Vancouver Whitecaps. Into the mix comes another Scottish international. Kenny Miller. Miller will add a much needed scoring touch to a ‘Caps team that ranks 14th in the MLS in goals this season. A striker he last played with Cardiff City of England’s Championship Division.

*My* reasons the Vancouver Whitecaps make the MLS playoffs in 2012

Darron Mattocks

NWSB Newcomer and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp tells us his thoughts on the MLS Soccer team’s second year chances of making the playoffs in MLS. No longer is the team giving up the ball carelessly, and on the rare occurrence they do, they’re still in great position to win it back. Offense is clicking due in large part is the additions of superstar Sebastien Le Toux and second overall pick Darren Mattocks.

Captain Jay DeMerit selected to 2012 MLS all-star First XI

Jay DeMerit

NWSB Newcomer and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp tells us his thoughts on the MLS Soccer news this week that we learned on Monday. United States international and Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit was one of four defenders voted in to the match by fans. DeMerit has been huge in the Whitecaps play this season, only missing one game.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Real Salt Lake had a lot of celebrating to do on Saturday.

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ‘em and hate ‘em points from the Timbers game against Real Salt Lake. Though Portland was seeking to continue the momentum they had built up after a 2-1 win against the San Jose Earthquakes, Alvaro Saborio made sure all eyes were on him. Heading into halftime even at zero, Saborio scored three goals in the second half of the game to give him a hat trick, ultimately sending Portland home in shame.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Portland Timbers Stadium

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talkes about his love ‘em and hate ‘em points from the Portland Timbers’ 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. Both Danny Mwanga and Jack Jewsbury scored their first goals for Portland this MLS season while a strong defensive effort through the first half and part of the second half gave the Timbers the cushion to win the game.

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes: What to expect tonight

Sounders FC vs. Portland

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about tonight’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes. What has been a roller coaster ride of a season, the Timbers once again find themselves in the dumps heading into yet another tough test as they face the Western conference leading San Jose Earthquakes. Players talked about include Kris Boyd and Mike Fucito.

MLS matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids handicapping

Where else can you see a chainsaw wielding lumberjack for a cheerleader? (Photo - portlandwiki.org)

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Portland Timbers and the Colorado Rapids. Portland will now aim to take that momentum into its upcoming match in Colorado against a Rapids team that has just one win it its last five outings. Last game Kris Boyd tipped a magnificent cross past keeper Andrew Weber.

MLS Matchup Report: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers Handicapping

Timbers Army

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Sunday’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders FC. At press time, the MLS odds are not up yet. The Timbers had not lost in five of six before their recent slide, so it will be interesting to see if they can recapture a little magic against their bitter rival in the Northwest. Key players are Kris Boyd and Freddy Montero.

N.Y. Red Bulls vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS handicapping

NY vs. Vancouver Preview

NWSB Inside and Whitecaps FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Wednesday’s matchup between the New York Red Bulls vs. Vancouver Whitecaps. At press time, the MLS odds were Vancouver +125 New York +225 Draw +225. New York has a good young goalie in Ryan Mear and Thierry Henry is injured so watch for Kenny Cooper. Sebastien Le Toux and Camilo Sanvezzo have combined for 7 goals.

Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps MLS handicapping

Jordan Harvey

Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. This time out, C-Mac gives us his match preview of the Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps. The Whitecaps have a good opportunity to take advantage of a team in flux with the visit of Colorado. Sebastien Le Toux and Eric Hassli, are keen to go, and Darren Mattocks deserves his place.

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Montreal Impact – MLS handicapping

Eddie Johnson

NWSB Inside and Sounders FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between the Montreal Impact vs. Seattle Sounders. At press time, the MLS odds were Montreal 2.90 / Seattle 2.40 / Draw 3.25. Eddie Johnson and Fredy Montero have combined for 7 goals so far this season and while the Seattle offense is not a dynamic one these guys are dangerous.

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