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, Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps writer Chris Anderson brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights match up with the New York Red Bulls. Not a win, but we did earn a point in the 1-1 draw. A fast paced game with a ton of scoring chances, no one could grab the winner. Late goals proved pivotal in this draw, with magnificent play from Martin Bonjour.
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.
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.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. What a month. Atiba Harris underwent successful surgery. The team did fairly well in the Voyageurs Cup play, blowing out Edmonton, before losing to Toronto FC in the last 8 minutes. There was an unexpected 2-1 win over San Jose, before a 4-1 thrashing by New England.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between the Seattle Sounders FC vs. Whitecaps FC in the first game of the Cascadia Cup series. With Eric Hassli in his best form of the season, highlighted by two spectacular goals in the past two weeks, Vancouver can feel confident striding into this game. Fredy Montero will be the one to watch for Sounders FC.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between the San Jose Earthquakes vs. Whitecaps FC. At forward, Eric Hassli is now back on the scoring path, Sebastien Le Toux continues to work as hard as any player in the league, and Omar Salgado has brought an energy and vitality to invigorate the attack. Expect a tough 2-2 draw.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. Forwards Etienne Barbara and Darren Mattocks are both very close to returning, with Mattocks back in training. There was a Hassli sighting this week. He scored. Hopefully this breakthrough for Hassli, who had been approaching almost 20 games without a goal, will trigger a landslide.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. Omar Salgado was the number one selection in the 2010 SuperDraft, preceding the number two overall pick of Darren Mattocks, like the vast majority of young players, he found the step up to pro soccer to be a challenge.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between your Whitecaps FC and FC Dallas. Sebastien Le Toux and Eric Hassli continue to look strong up front, but the Whitecaps will need the defence, particularly YP Lee and Martin Bonjour in this one to contend with a strong attacking Dallas team.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his Game 5 preview between your Whitecaps FC and Sporting Kansas City. Atiba Harris is back from suspension and could be a key cog in igniting some offense but Eric Hassli is also still goal-less on the season and will be looking to strike for the first time.
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.