Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. The Whitecaps set an MLS record of 4 games, 67 minutes of shutting out their opponents. Then San Jose opened the flood gate. With the rash of injuries on the team, this week’s bye should help the Whitecaps out in a big way.
NWSB Inside and Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between the Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes. Unfortunately, all signs at this time point to a difficult match for Van City. San Jose has an excellent forward in Chris Wondolowski, could cause problems. Eric Hassli returns versus San Jose, but may not be feeling fully fit.
Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. With Darren Mattocks, Eric Hassli, and Atiba Harris all out or suffering lingering injuries, it leaves the Whitecaps thin at striker. Long Tan may get the start he’s been looking for. Etienne Barbara was a frequent scorer in the NASL and it would be good to get a look at him.
NWSB Inside and Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Philadelphia Union. This game should have a charged atmosphere with a somewhat desperate Philadelphia squad eager to get over the hump. Striker Eric Hassli and left back Alain Rochat will both not make the trip east.
NWSB Inside and Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between the Vancouver Whitecaps and DC United at BC Place. With Joe Cannon still listed as day-to-day, can Brad Knighton get the job done this week vs DC between the pipes for the Caps? Lingering questions also remain about the depth of the Vancouver midfield with Thorrington and Koffie out.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac weighs in with his gameday analysis for the second game of the 2012 MLS season between the Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Chivas. Watch for a determined midfield to serve as attacking support to complement Eric Hassli and Sebastien Le Toux versus Chivas this week. The Whitecaps should come away with a win in this one.
NWSB Managing Editor lets us know all about the new Vancouver Whitecaps team cheer that is being taught to the fans by Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit. Its’ being called theNew Whitecap Wave. Check it out today in this video tutorial by the Whitecaps team while down in Florida. Put your scarves up Vancouver.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac weighs in with his gameday analysis for the opening game of the 2012 MLS season between the Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps. A nice erformance in the Disney Pro Classic have fans for Vancouver amped up for 2012. The newly rebuilt Vancouver defence will provide the foundation for the Whitecaps. Don’t forget Eric Hassli.
C-Mac one of our Vancouver bloggers tells us If the Vancouver Whitecaps ever need to dip into the PAST to grab players for their future the five guys he’d call upon would be. Bobby Lenarduzzi, Carl Valentine, Bruce Wilson, Bruce Grobbelaar, and Peter Lorimer. He does have faith though that the Martin Rennie is working hard to bring better talent to the current Vancouver Whitecaps squad.
Our Northwest MLS Soccer insider Jason Green tells us the 2011 MLS expansion draft recently took place on Thursday and the new club for 2012 the Montreal Impact had a great draft taking some legit players to start their team including Houston’s Brian Ching and Philadelphia’s Justin Mapp.