Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. C-mac says despite the early loss of talismanic captain Jay DeMerit to injury, Vancouver is off to two hard earned wins and has injected hope into the Vancouver market for a potentially championship winning pro sports team. There is much to admire already in how this team has been assembled.
Whitecaps 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Sunday. The Good. Super Kenny Miller finally showed what Martin Rennie had been telling us all along – the man knows how to put the ball home! He buried a beauty for his second of the year and first at BC Place. Three chances the ‘Caps had to clear that ball away from danger and three times the most reliable ‘Caps defenders whiffed. (the bad)
Whitecaps 0-1 FC Dallas The Vancouver Whitecaps suffered their fifth consecutive defeat, losing to FC Dallas, a team that is basically made of glass. FC Dallas is now trailing the Whitecaps by one point for the final playoff spot, but the ‘Caps have one game in hand. Love ‘Em 11/11, Rennie! An excellent starting Xl selected [...]
NWSB Insider and blogger Alistair Corp talks about the BC Place Whitecaps FC experience. For him the best part is towards the end of the pregame excitement, Whitecaps players, from the Men’s, Reserves and Woman sides come out for an autograph session. If you’re lucky enough this year, you may have already collected an Omar Salgado, Barry Robson and Kenny Miller autograph for your man cave!
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.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between your Whitecaps FC and Portland Timbers. Vancouver needs to pull together a much tighter display for this match. Davide Chiumiento will likely make a return to the starting lineup, as will Omar Salgado. Expect a 2-1 loss to a solid Portland team.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his weekly update and this time focuses on the reserves squad. The team sits first in their division led by keeper Brad Knighton and young Canadian Russell Teibert. Their success leaves the Whitecaps, coached by Martin Rennie with plenty of options going forward.
NWSB MLS Insider C-Mac brings us his 2012 predictions for the Vancouver Whitecaps today. 2012 holds no major trophies. No amount of flashy ornaments up front will cure that ill, and so dreams of winning their first MLS title are still officially on hold. Who gets the playing time is the biggest question. Davide Chiumiento, Eric Hassli, Camilo Sanvezzo, Atiba Harris, and Omar Salgado are ready.
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.