Watching the Wave: Vancouver Whitecaps April 13th

FC Dallas vs. Vancouver

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.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Domenic Mobilio

whitecaps mobilio

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.

Watching the Wave: Vancouver Whitecaps April 5th

Whitecaps Notebook

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.

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.

Watching the Wave: Vancouver Whitecaps March 20th

Joe Cannon

Our man C-Mac has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Vancouver Whitecaps in their second season of MLS soccer. As we saw on the weekend, Joe Cannon suffered what appeared to be a thigh strain during match action, and now Darren Mattocks appears to have injured himself in some kind of kitchen based accident on Monday evening.

Jay DeMerit & the Whitecaps teach the “whitecap wave”

Arguably the best last-place team in MLS history

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.

Watching the wave – 2012 Vancouver Whitecaps season preview

Whitecaps Season Preview

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac brings us his 2012 MLS Season preview for Whitecaps FC. He points out the forwards are the strength. A wide range of talent that allows Vancouver to adopt a number of different tactical approaches. Eric Hassli and Sebastien Le Toux are both strong in possession, while Darren Mattocks provides speed and trickery.

Vancouver Whitecaps surprise in pre-season championship

Whitecaps FC

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us on the final weekend of preseason action the Vancouver Whitecaps FC defeated Canadian rivals Toronto FC 1-0 in Saturday’s championship final at the 2012 Disney Pro Soccer Classic. With MLS First Kick at BC Place now a week away, Rennie played an experienced line-up in a 4-4-2 formation, Darren Mattocks and Eric Hassli were great.

Vancouver Whitecaps Pre-Season Round-up (February 28th, 2012)

Etienne Barbara

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac brings us a pre season roundup recap on the Whitecaps today. If Sebastien Le Toux was somewhat of a surprise pick-up a couple of weeks back, considering the already healthy stable of strikers in Van City, then the acquisition of Maltese striker Etienne Barbara (another ex-Carolina RailHawk) was an even bigger wonder.

Sounders FC look to finish friendly schedule undefeated

Eddie Johnson, Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle sports and NWSB insider Clinton Bell brings us an update on the Seattle Sounders FC. Their off-season training is off to a good start with wins in Florida and Mexico. The new addition to the team in Eddie Johnson may have cost 2 fan favorites to get, but his footwork should make the trade worthwhile.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. University of Victoria Vikes Match Report

UVIC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac brings us a match recap on the Whitecaps vs. University of Victoria exhibition soccer match today in Victoria British Columbia. Vancouver had some bright moments overall with a limited line-up, but was ultimately disappointing in this latest exhibition. Omar Salgado and Darren Mattocks kicked off the game for the Whitecaps at forward.

Is Barry Robson the answer to the Whitecaps midfield woes?

Barry Robson Whitecaps

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us Martin Rennie moved to acquire fellow Scot Barry Robson from Middlesbrough in the English Championship league, problem is the official season for the ‘Caps kicks off on March 10th, a full four months before Barry Robson’s arrival, and the team could well be out of the playoff picture by then.

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