NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us a Seattle Sounders FC Player Profile: Brad Evans. The resident USMNT member on the Sounders, Evans is a staple in the midfield along with Osvaldo Alonso. As a player at UC Irvine, Evans won multiple awards for his play with the Anteaters, and has the fourth highest single season point total in UC Irvine history.
NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Jack Jewsbury. Captain Jack started his MLS career with the then named Kansas City Wizards, playing his whole career there before being dealt to the Timbers. A native of Missouri, Jack Jewsbury still holds the single season state high school goal record of 59.
NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Darlington Nagbe. Nagbe was born in Liberia and after moving from country to country, he finally came to America at age of 12. After going pro after his junior year, and a national championship with the University of Akron, Nagbe was selected second overall by the expansion Portland Timbers.
NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Tuesday night’s game between the Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers. This game included the debut of Andrew Jean-Baptiste. The 19 year-old Haitian kid from Brooklyn, New York etched his name into Timbers lore. Timbers FC’s next game will be in Texas at FC Dallas at 5:30 on Saturday.
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.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us coverage of the MLS Superdraft. The Seattle Sounders FC selected Andrew Duran in the draft and Jason says he will instantly make the Sounders FC better. He cites Duran’s defense, his crosses and that he already fits right into the club.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us news from the MLS SuperDraft. With the 8th pick, the Portland Timbers chose UCONN’s Andrew Jean-Baptiste in the SuperDraft. Jason tells us Jean-Baptiste instantly makes the Timbers better with his height, his defense and his clutch play in big matches.
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.