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.
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.
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.
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.