Things to watch in the Wildcard Round; Whitecaps FC vs. LA Galaxy

Barry Robson

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp weighs in with his MLS Playoffs preview for this week’s Whitecaps vs. Galaxy clash. He points out despite the headlines, the predictions and the underdog mentality that the Whitecaps have gladly accepted, they’re not in way over their heads. Dane Richards and Darren Mattocks up front are ready to burn the Galaxy backline if given a chance.

The tartan army! Welcome to the Vancouver Whitecaps Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller Whitecaps FC

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.

Sebastien Le Toux says au revoir to the Vancouver Whitecaps

Whitecaps vs. Union

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger C-Mac reports today on the news we found out yesterday that French striker Sebastien Le Toux has been traded to the N.Y. Red Bulls for winger Dane Richards. Le Toux’s greatest value is as a true two player and he will be greatly missed in this regard. Speculation that the movement of Chiumiento earlier in the week and Le Toux is to clear salary and space for the acquisition of a forward.

*My* reasons the Vancouver Whitecaps make the MLS playoffs in 2012

Darron Mattocks

NWSB Newcomer and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp tells us his thoughts on the MLS Soccer team’s second year chances of making the playoffs in MLS. No longer is the team giving up the ball carelessly, and on the rare occurrence they do, they’re still in great position to win it back. Offense is clicking due in large part is the additions of superstar Sebastien Le Toux and second overall pick Darren Mattocks.

Captain Jay DeMerit selected to 2012 MLS all-star First XI

Jay DeMerit

NWSB Newcomer and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp tells us his thoughts on the MLS Soccer news this week that we learned on Monday. United States international and Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit was one of four defenders voted in to the match by fans. DeMerit has been huge in the Whitecaps play this season, only missing one game.

Vancouver Whitecaps 2012 mid-season player & team report

Eric Hassli

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.

The Whitecaps are moving up the 2012 MLS standings

Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC

NWSB Senior Editor Q weighs in this week with some news on the up and coming team in the MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Whitecaps have lost in the last three finals to Toronto FC and the two met in the first leg on Wednesday in a truly intriguing game from start to finish. Jay DeMerit has been immense in the heart of the defense.

MLS Matchup Report: Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

eric hassli whitecaps

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.

MLS Matchup Report: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes Preview

Whitecaps vs. Earthquakes

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.

MLS Matchup Report: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union Preview

Whitecaps vs. Union

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.

MLS Matchup Report: DC United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

Defender Alain Rochat is still looking for the his first tally this season.

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.

MLS matchup report: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Chivas preview

Sebastien Le Toux

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.

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