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.
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.
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.
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.
C-Mac one of our Vancouver Whitecaps bloggers today lets us know the Whitecaps FC 2012 schedule was released recently. The only negative is that Vancouver will only face Montreal and Toronto once each, removing the thrill of a pair of home and home Canuck series. Thierry Henry and his New York Red Bulls come to town on June 20th.
Our Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us Chris Estridge, the 21st player drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC is going to make an instant impact in 2012 with the team. Vancouver was notably short in the midfield and defence in their inaugural season. The choice of Estridge was a very intelligent option. They also picked Darren Mattocks with the 2nd overall pick.
Our Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us Darren Mattocks, the number two player drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC is going to make an instant impact in 2012 with the team.In 47 games over two college seasons, the native of Portmore, Jamaica, scored 39 goals. They got a great player Vancouver they just had to wait for the expansion Montreal Impact to pick first. They also picked Chris Estridge.
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.
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.
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 forwards. Their half million dollar flop in Mustapha Jarju was untouched in the expansion draft and Camilo Sanvezzo came in clutch for the inaugural Whitecaps season.