2012 Sounders FC end of season awards

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his post season awards for your Seattle Sounders FC. This is a fun column with awards that Clinton has named after some old Sounders greats from the NASL days. Maybe these names will be familiar with you, but for sure, the awards winners will be.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Bruce Alec Wilson

Bruce Wilson

Bruce Wilson will go down as one of the greatest and most influential Canadian soccer players of all time. Dave B. profiles the Vancouver born man who went on the captain Team Canada in their only appearance at the FIFA World Cup of Soccer in 1986.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Ian Bridge

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C-Mac returns and is profilin’ more than ever with former Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders defender Ian Bridge. Bridge also famously played for Canada int he 1986 FIFA World Cup but where does he make his living now?

Northwest Athlete Profile: Domenic Mobilio

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NWSB Blogger C-mac is back to his profilin’ ways and this time has the spotlight squarely on the late Vancouver Whitecaps star Domenic Mobilio. He passed away at the young age of 35 but will never be forgotten for his natural striking skills and will to win. He was an underappreciated talent who deserves a lot more recognition.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Bob Lenarduzzi

Bob Lenarduzzi

NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than Bob Lenarduzzi. In 1974 Lenarduzzi joined the Vancouver Whitecaps. In 2001, Lenarduzzi was inducted as a player into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia. In 2003, he was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Five keys to success for Whitecaps Coach Martin Rennie

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Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us a bit more about the coaching style of Martin Rennie. Hopefully, the west coast is about to see the inauguration of Alex Ferguson version 2.0. There are five considerations he will need to act on to ensure that he continues this remarkable chain of accomplishment to date.

C-Mac Watching the Wave: Vancouver Whitecaps (Dec 5)

Martin Rennie

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…

Seattle Sounders Soccer History Top 5 Players

Seattle Sounders Soccer History Top 5 Players

Our man on the MLS Soccer sports beat Matt Martz weighs in with his look at the top 5 Seattle Sounder Soccer Players of All Time!

Portland Timbers Soccer History Top 5 Players

Portland Timbers Soccer History Top 5 Players

Our man on the Oregon sports beat Matt Martz weighs in with his look at the top 5 Portland Timbers Soccer Players of All Time!

Vancouver Whitecaps’ 1979 Soccer Bowl Championship Title

Vancouver Won The 1979 Soccer Bowl In The NASL

In another installment of our Great Northwest sports moments Matt Larkin weighs in with his take on the 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl Championship run by the Vancouver Whitecaps. Who will be the next great Whitecaps legend to get them back in to an MLS league title?

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